Zimbabwe's Slow Slide Continues

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2005

Mismanaged for many years by a horrendously corrupt and inept communist government, Zimbabwe's economy is sliding into deeper Schumer. 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!

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