Thursday, January 05, 2006

AU grows spine cells?

The African Union took a strong position on something!

I'll wait a moment to let the astonishment sink in.

Last month, the African Commission on Human and People's Rights adopted a resolution denouncing the lamentable human rights' situation in Zimbabwe.

The AU institution condemned Zimbabwe's razing of poor townships in the capital Harare, a horror which created hundreds of thousands of homeless people.

Granted, the atrocity took place in June and the Commission couldn't be bothered to condemn it until December. Sure, the AU said nothing about Zimbabwean thug Robert Mugabe's manipulation of international food aid for political reasons. Nor has it rendered a verdict on his program of stealing land from productive farmers to give to his cronies, a fact which even a government minister admitted has lead to a food crisis in the country. Nor has it condemned the hideous prison camps for political opponents maintained by the regime or its youth brainwashing program.

But I guess if you want to grow a spine, you have start somewhere.


At 11:39 AM, Blogger BRE said...

This post would be (is still) hilarious if it weren't for the serious dilemma faced by the good people of Zimbabwe suffering under the brutal rule of Robert Mugabe and the ZANU PF. Good to see you in great form as always as we plow ahead into 2006. Cheers and much luck in your endeavors this year.


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