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Rhodesia Elections today - March 29, 2008, 04:10 PM

For those of you that dont know it is currently zimbabwe, africa ruled by robert mugabe. Originally settled by the British in 1895


Zimbabwe, its once prosperous economy in ruins, is suffering the world's highest inflation rate at more than 100,000 percent, chronic shortages of food and fuel and a rampant AIDS epidemic. Mugabe blames Britain and Western sanctions for the ruin of the southern African country that once exported food, tobacco and minerals. Today, Zimbabweans struggle to survive hyperinflation, crippling shortages of food, water, electricity, fuel and medicine.


The British charity Save the Children said Friday the number of children who die before their fifth birthday has more than doubled from 59 per 1,000 births in 1989 to 123 per 1,000 in 2004.The sanctions, introduced after independent monitors said 2002 elections were rigged, involve visa bans and frozen bank accounts for Mugabe and 100 of his cronies, but he has convinced many supporters that the sanctions are to blame for the country's woes.Mugabe's critics, however, say it was the government-ordered, often violent eviction of white farmers from land so that it could be handed over to blacks that doomed the agriculture-based economy.

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Maybe the people from there should start a revolution, now everyone expects America to fight for their asses.
whats worst is if we send our soldiers then we get the yellow bellies democrats sayign we are ther for the damn oil.
maybe we should sent all our pot heads to zimbawe to get a reality check to see how good they have it in america.


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maybe we should sent all our pot heads to zimbawe to get a reality check to see how good they have it in america.
i've been saying that for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oong damn time about everything. let them go to iraq, north korea, afghanistan, and every other place they say we should leave.


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rhodesian ridgeback are great dogs, very smart and very loyal


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Update - April 4, 2008, 01:04 PM

Some votes to be recounted
Announcing the ZANU-PF decision, party administration secretary Didymus Mutasa said parliamentary votes would be recounted in disputed areas.
Earlier, liberation war veterans — a potent force backing Mugabe — attacked the opposition for claiming victory. "These are all provocations against us freedom fighters," veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda told a press conference.
He said the veterans would repel any attempt by white farmers to reclaim properties seized by Mugabe. "It now looks like these elections were a way to open for the re-invasion of this country (by the British)," he said.

Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since his guerrilla army helped force an end to white minority rule and bring about an independent Zimbabwe in 1980, but his popularity has been battered by an economic freefall that followed the often-violent seizures of white-owned commercial farms in 2000.
Authorities on Friday introduced a new 50 million bank note, state media reported. The new Zimbabwe dollar note is worth $1 at the widely used black market trading and can buy just three loaves of bread. It was the third time in three months that the nation’s central bank issued a higher denomination note in response to record inflation.
The statement by veterans of a war against white rule in the 1970s appeared to refer to a report in the state-owned Herald newspaper saying there were reports of white farmers threatening to grab back their land.
Critics say the handing of the farms to inexperienced farmers and Mugabe cronies is a key reason for Zimbabwe's economic collapse.

International concern has mounted about the continuing delays in releasing official election results. President Bush called South African President Thabo Mbeki on Friday from Air Force One for an assessment of the situation in neighboring Zimbabwe, White House press secretary Dana Perino said.
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