Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Mugabe "Miracle"

According to CNN, Zimbabwe was "once dubbed southern Africa's bread basket". Now, thanks to the barbarous misrule of Robert Mugabe, things are so bad that some of its people are forced to eat rats to survive:

Twelve-year-old Beatrice returns from the fields with small animals she's caught for dinner.

Her mother, Elizabeth, prepares the meat and cooks it on a grill made of three stones supporting a wood fire. It's just enough food, she says, to feed her starving family of six.

Tonight, they dine on rats.


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