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Cholera in Zimbabwe…

Good afternoon, Netizens...
Cartoon Credit: David Horsey/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

My greatest difficulty with today's Horsey cartoon is the various ways in which you can look at both Zimbabwe and Mugabe. Conditions in Zimbabwe are past intolerable, with no drinking water, garbage piling up in the streets, sewage flowing down the streets from the broken septic waste sewers and both hospitals that sit empty because of a lack of trained personnel.

What is Mugabe doing for his country? From various news sources I gather that he largely has become a dictator-for-life, much like some other African leaders. What is even more depressing is Mugabe is well-educated, with five or six different college degrees to his name.

There is, according to the cartoon, no cholera in Zimbabwe, but facts are facts. That leaves us with the question, why isn't Mugabe with his advanced education doing more to help?

Ideas anyone?


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