Mismanaged for many years by a horrendously corrupt and inept communist
government, Zimbabwe's economy is sliding into deeper
SurvivalBlog reader Lyn recommended this article: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,17457835,00.html
The Australian newspaper reports that the mass inflation continues: "A US dollar now costs $Z61,000 at official rates and $Z85,000 on the black market."
The economy continues to decline, along with farm production. Now starvation is a real threat in a country that once fed much of sub-Saharan Africa. To make matters worse, the infrastructure is crumbling--including sewage treatment plants. The Australian reports that there is the risk of disease--with cholera and amoebic dysentery likely.
You will note that I often focus on Zimbabwe because it is a prime example of a "slow slide" situation. The conditions go from bad to worse, but gradually, so that there is no decisive trigger for a popular counter-revolution. Pray for the people of Zimbabwe. Comrade Mugabe and his cronies must go!