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

Martin Luther King, Jr

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mugabe and the Diamond mine; A story of death and greed



It is like I said in my last post, why does Zimbabwe cry for money from the western countries when it has a diamond mine that could enable the country to raise $200m a month. Thank you Human Rights Watch for calling attention to the death that has occurred in Zimbabwe's diamond mine. Mugabe is a cold hearted evil man whose soldiers he so desperately needed, systematically took over the mines to give Mugabe access to the riches the mine has afforded.
Now it is quoted that the minister in the unity government is saying "soldiers will be withdrawn in "phases". The army claims it descended on the gold fields to prevent illegal mining but rights groups claim they were involved in forced labor and an alleged massacre of diamond diggers. An investigation is currently underway to investigate the allegations of abuse.
Only time will tell if Mugabe does what is needed to help the country fight back from poverty by using the diamond fields to pave the way to a better future.

4 comments:

Teresa Silverthorn said...

Yikes. Why doesn't this surprise me :(

niar said...

Hi Ettarose,
nice to see u again..
I feel sad to read your posting. the conflict and the poverty in amidst the prosperity is really often happen in Africa.
How international community can help this country from the misery of Mugabe rule? I hope that it will find a way to end this problem...

Anonymous said...

What words... super, a magnificent idea

Anonymous said...

Live every day as though it were your last.

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