September 19, 2006

The Zimbabwean disaster continues

It wasn't that many years ago when I visited, camping in the parks, walking through the cities, enjoying the hospitality of the people. This is a country that has been destroyed. The bakers have been arrested for charging more than the governement says they should for bread.

  • Life expectancy 30 years
  • High dependency on food aid (This was the "bread-basket" of Africa!)
  • 20% adult HIV prevalence
  • Shortages of basic foodstuffs (No bread on the shelves now.)
  • High unemployment
  • Inflation 1,200%

It's been a while since I've seen any US coverage, though there are comments from Zimbabweans living in Minneapolis if you click into the BBC's articles, though there isn't much for a full-on genocide in Sudan either...

Posted by duver001 at September 19, 2006 10:39 AM