Tag: Mugabe
Hyper-Inflation, Up Close and Personal

Dear Anonymous Donor: Thank you for your contribution of a 2008 1,000,000,000,000 Zimbabwean dollar (ZWD) note, received by mail today. We note that the Zimbabwean government redenominated the ZWD again on February 2, 2009, at a rate of 1,000,000,000,000 old ZWD to 1 new ZWD, and as I write this your donation is currently...
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Church Women Greatest Threat to Mugabe?

The International Herald Tribune reports that a protest group comprised of 60,000 church women, led by Jenni Williams, may be Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s ultimate downfall. Williams leads these “seamstresses, maids, vegetable sellers and hair dressers onto the streets ... [to] sing gospel songs, carry brooms to sweep the government clean (a figurative gesture,...
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Zimbabwe Faces Starvation

As a result of dictator Robert Mugabe’s policies, the people of Zimbabwe now face starvation. Having destroyed agricultural production in the country by ending private ownership of land and farm-product markets, creating enormous hyperinflation to fund his military/police state (see here, here and here), torturing and killing opposition critics, and banning humanitarian aid (until...
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