Fatal Tsvangirai crash ‘was not accident’, says MDC

HARARE, March 7 — The wife of Zimbabwean leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been killed in a car crash in what his party claims may have been an assassination attempt.

Movement for Democratic Change leaders in South Africa said they suspected the head on collision with a lorry which left Prime Minister Tsvangirai injured and his wife Susan dead was not a genuine accident.

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Pop politics at its best

Manjit Bhatia

Aug 25,08

from Malayisakini

From my hotel room window, China’s new national Olympics stadium is shrouded in a thick, gray mist. Visibility is approaching near hopelessness. Mr Magoo would’ve had no chance. Only it isn’t mist.

 

It’s smog. Pollution. The air outside, from which I had just escaped for the sanctuary of my hotel room, is thicker. The humidity is staggering. In the last few days more and more Beijingers began to wear facemasks, but many more braved the ‘mist’.

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe may be better than SPDC’s Than Shwe

The Star Online

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe may be better than SPDC’s Than Shwe

By Nelson Banya

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe could sign a power-sharing deal on Sunday that names opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister, a senior ruling party official said on Saturday.

A man reads a local daily newspaper on the street of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare August 8, 2008. (REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)

The official said Mugabe’s ZANU-PF, after more than two weeks of talks seeking to end a post-election crisis, wants any unity government to last five years.

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Tsvangirai would be premier although his powers were still under discussion.

“There could be a signing tomorrow, after the leaders have met to thrash out the remaining issues,” the official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

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The only answer to Mugabes of the world may be a coup

By PAUL COLLIER

Special to The Washington Post

OXFORD, England — The government of Zimbabwe recently ordered foreign aid groups to halt their operations within its borders, thereby blocking the food aid that the United Nations funnels through such organizations from getting to the country’s starving people.

Earlier, the government of Myanmar issued a similar ban. Of course, when we say “the government of Zimbabwe,” what we really mean is President Robert Mugabe, just as “the government of Myanmar” these days means Senior Gen. Than Shwe, the leader of the ruling junta. In justifying the bans, each ruler harrumphed that outsiders should not be allowed to tell his nation what to do.

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SPDC Senior General Mugabe and Zimbabwe President Robert Than Shwe

SPDC Senior General Mugabe and

Zimbabwe President Robert Than Shwe

 

Sorry, sorry, forgive me dear readers. I mixed up those incarnated-

devil twin bastard dictator-brothers.

 

By Juan Mercado
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:21:00 06/10/2008
Are Burma and Zimbabwe “Bonnie and Clyde” gangsters embarrassing no end the 193 plus countries who make up today’s international community?

A freckled Bonnie Parket and thick-mopped Clyde Barrow went on a crime spree in 1932. Both were cut down two years later. Their story anchored the “Bonnie and Clyde” movie.

Today, Burma’s Gen Than Shwe, in Asia, and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, in Africa, are twins in felony. Their abuse of starving fellow citizens-and human beings-skirts genocide, as controversy on food aid shows.

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Let Us Now Praise Coups

 

By Paul Collier

Sunday, June 22, 2008; Page B03

OXFORD, England The government of Zimbabwe recently ordered foreign aid groups to halt their operations within its borders, thereby blocking the food aid that the United Nations funnels through such organizations from getting to the country’s starving people. Last month, the government of Burma issued a similar ban. Of course, when we say “the government of Zimbabwe,” what we really mean is President Robert Mugabe, just as “the government of Burma” these days means Senior Gen. Than Shwe, the leader of the ruling junta. In justifying the bans, each ruler harrumphed that outsiders should not be allowed to tell his nation what to do. But the real obstacle blocking international food aid is not the principle of national sovereignty; it is the insistence of dictators on being left to call their own shots. Mugabe decided that his citizens were better dead than fed; his nation had no part in the decision.

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