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African opinion

By Jerry Cripps, for Pressureworks

As Texas took the stage - and played a fantastic set - I found myself chatting to Brian from Zimbabwe. Like tens of thousands of others, he is being denied the opportunity to help his homeland in a time of great need, something he finds infuriating. He told me this:Brian

'What's happening in Zimabwe is a global disgrace, and what's even more disgraceful is the lack of action on the part of the G8 superpowers.

'If there was oil in Zimbabwe, the soldiers would be there now. But where I do agree with the USA is on corruption. National governance and corruption have to become a priority if Africa, and Zimbabwe in particular, are not going to continue to be dominated by dictators.'

Which is one reason of the reasons why we're all here today.

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July 2, 2005 in Weblogs | Permalink