Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mugabe Rips Up Power Sharing Agreement

The power sharing agreement between Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF and Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC appears to be done. This after the Zimbabwean strongman unilaterally appointed ZANU-PF to all government ministries despite an agreement to give most of the ministries to the MDC reflecting their narrow majority in last March's parliamentary elections.

Of course, this development comes as no surprise. Robert Mugabe will honor no agreement that diminishes his power as Zimbabwe's President for Life.

Yes, things are bad in the American economy. But it could be worse. Imagine living in a land where inflation is near a million per cent, there are chronic shortages of food and medicine, AIDS is rampant and life expectancy is 35 years of age. This is Zimbabwe in a nutshell.

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