Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hold Your Breath

According to the Herald, Zanu-PF and MDC officials are set to meet Thursday in South Africa to discuss power sharing in Zimbabwe.

I, for one, am not optimistic. It just seems unrealistic to think a leader who so boldly disregards free and fair elections would be willing to give up any of his power. But there is pressure from the EU.
EU foreign ministers agreed yesterday to freeze the assets and deny travel visas to Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Gideon Gono and Attorney General Bharat Patel, according to a statement posted on the EU's Web site today. Several serving and retired military and police chiefs, as well as reporters working for state-controlled media, are on the banned list.
You won't see trade embargos, however. Trading with Zimbabwe is like sipping tea with the Easter bunny.

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