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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Zimbabwe Nearing the Breaking Point

I talk a lot of $#!# about Zimbabwe but it is only because the government is so bad.

So, this report by the International Crisis Group that Zimbabwe is close to having massive flare-ups in violence makes me feel ambivalent.

If the country explodes in violence it will just be the already poverty stricken average Zimbabwean who would bear the brunt. It could also spill over into neighboring South Africa and (friend of the blog) Botswana.

On the other hand, the threat of violence seems to be scaring the political elite who may throw Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe under the bus to try and save their own hides. Hopefully, this would lead to greater democratic reform and the people could finally have a competent government. Wouldn't that be novel?

Pray for Zimbabwe.

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