Zimbabwe says it will struggle to pay for elections
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#1 Mar 9, 2013
"We expect the international community will come to our assistance. We are also trying to mobilize resources from the domestic economy using various instruments including treasury bills, bonds and so forth," said Biti of the country's attempts to raise the money it needs to go to the polls.
But the plan to seek funding for the votes from foreign donors or the private sector could be a hard sell. Western governments have questioned human rights abuses in the country and businesses like platinum producer Zimplats are wary of rapidly-changing policies that threaten profitability."
#2 Mar 9, 2013
A leetle history lesson for you Sheeple that Feel the world started the day you were born.
In the ten years after independence, around 60% of the white population of Zimbabwe emigrated, most to South Africa and to other mainly white, English speaking countries where they formed expatriate communities. Politically within Zimbabwe, the consolidation of power by Robert Mugabe continued through the 1980s. Parliamentary seats reserved for the white population were abolished in 1987 and a new constitution promulgated with Mugabe in the position of state president. Many expatriates and some of the whites who stayed in Zimbabwe became deeply nostalgic for Rhodesia. These individuals are known as "Rhodies." Native whites who are more accepting of the new order are known as "Zimbos."
Today, Zimbabwe, once considered the breadbasket of Africa, is a net importer of foodstuffs, with the European Union and United States providing emergency food relief as humanitarian aid on a regular basis. Part of the issue is due to a marked decrease in agricultural production as fertile farmland once cultivated by trained white farmers has been forcibly relocated to black former combatants, who are untrained in agricultural land management, as compensation for military service. In such cases, production usually falls to less than half of its estimated capacity and fertile land lies fallow due to neglect. Not only is production reduced, but the jobs associated with operating a viable enterprise are lost. The Zimbabwe government blame the crippling sanctions imposed by the Western governments to force a regime change, for the failures in the economy. Recently the agriculture sector has started to do well since the availability of expertise and machines has improved supported mainly by China.
#3 Mar 9, 2013
Why does it matter?
Just like South Africa, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) WAS the Breadbasket for Africa.
Just like South Africa, Rhodesia was destroyed by the World Community because of the inherent cultural differences between Whites from Europe who are productive and hard working vs the African Culture which is not and never has been.
Instead of simply acknowledging the difference, and enjoying the Fruits of the Europeans hard work, it was declared "RACIST" that the hard working people actually benefitted from their hard work.
Today, both of the new "Politicaly Correct" Nations are Dependent Collectivists lead by Tribalists that rob and kill their cousins.
Folks, I am not talking about your Basic Urban Cesspool in Amerika that is Dominated by Collectivist Victim Demokrats, although one can easily see what America will look like if we allow the Least Among Us to be elevated.
The Victim Demokrats already have their Messiah in Place, and the Tribal "Folk" voted about 97% fOR the guy that "Looks Like" them.
#4 Mar 9, 2013
You and others like you throw around words like 'liberty' and 'patriotism' because you have no solutions to the problems your party created. YOU don't even seem to know the definitions of those words. Creating fear, you can then pander to, is the only tool in your box and the electorate figuring that out.
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