February 15, 2006

Zimbabwe

  • Life expectancy 30 years
  • 3m expecting food aid
  • 20% adult HIV prevalence; 3,000 Aids deaths each week
  • 500,000 left homeless this year; 200,000 lost livelihoods
  • Inflation has reached 600%; Crisis compounded by drought


I think that figure from the BBC tells a lot of the story. A life expectancy of 300 years? A little bit of an update, and also the results of the Valentine's Day women's protests in Harare and Bulawayo.

Posted by duver001 at February 15, 2006 11:49 AM