“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cholera Epidemic Shows Little Signs Of Easing In the Congo

2,800 people have died and the Red Cross says there will be as many as 60,000 cases, by as early as next week. The western worlds are urging Mugabe step down and are pushing for a Democratic government before millions in pounds are released for aid.

The European Council is broadening it’s sanctions against Mugabe supporters and has added twenty five individuals along with 36 companies including British companies previously in the bloc. The EU, meeting in Brussels, will add new government members and relatives of Mugabe allies to an existing list of around 170 individuals banned from travelling in the bloc.
Australia on Wednesday joined Britain, the United States, France and Canada in urging Mugabe to relinquish his vice-like 28-year grip on power.

My question is this. Should the world decide if Robert Mugabe should step down? What do Zimbabweans want? Do they even have a voice in the matter. While I do think aid should be given without political pressure, do we not have some say in how the people we are giving aid to are treated? Should we continue to pour aid into a country where the leader is in charge by subterfuge? Where they can be put to death for pointing in his direction? Where does the world draw the line?

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