Friday, March 28, 2008

Go Zimbabwe!

Tomorrow is election day in Zim. Zanu PF, Mugabe's party, have been promising people farms and jobs for votes, and targeting the limited food aid (needed because they've ruined agriculture in a country which used to export surplus food). There are two alternative candidates to the hated Mugabe, though cynics suggest that Makoni, one of the two, may have been introduced by Mugabe to split the opposition vote. Read more here.

I sincerely hope that Mugabe is booted out and replaced by Tsvangirai, as Zimbabwe is one of the richest and most beautiful countries in Africa, and it is tragic that Mugabe has run it into the ground. Unlike refugees from other countries, who flee and never go back, everyone I've met from Zim is just waiting to return to their country, and indeed they'll be needed to rebuild and restore what used to be known as the Jewel of Africa.

Tube Strike
London Underground planning a 3 Day Tube Strike from 6th to 9th April. The London Underground Song (NSFW).

And on a lighter note..
Radio 4 news reader Charlotte Green had a giggling fit in the middle of the news this morning. Have a listen, it's really quite amusing!

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