Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Zim Strikes Back
Well, it's official, amidst all the other problems that he has to face Tony Blair now has this to deal with. Zimbabwean state-owned paper, The Daily Herald is arguing that:

"The time has now come for Zimbabwe to fully engage Britain head-on by cutting all diplomatic ties with the former colonial master and its sidekick, Australia,"

A few interesting tidbits from the story: EDIT - not the Herald story, the one that I linked to.
- The UK is currently the biggest contributor to famine relief in Zimbabwe, having given 26 million pounds since Sept 2001.
- The UK is home to an estimated 100 000 Zimbabwean refugees.

Presumably this is all part of what, The Daily Herald calls a "a smokescreen to maintain the colonial grip on Zimbabwe".


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