OD last addressed the Glorious Nation of Zimbabwe in Black History Month 2012: Review: “Mugabe and the White African.”
As you may recall, Robert Mugabe became famous in the Aughties for seizing White owned farms and plunging Zimbabwe (which as Ian Smith’s Rhodesia had previously been the Breadbasket of Africa) into catastrophic inflation and widespread starvation.
Well, Robert “Kill Whitey” Mugabe is back with his boldest idea yet to advance civil rights, equality, and economic prosperity for Afro-Zimbabweans (believe it or not, in the Old Gray Hag these ideas are still not considered mutually exclusive):
“BINGA, Zimbabwe — More than a decade after Zimbabwe’s government began seizing sprawling white-owned commercial farms, a new fight is brewing here over who will profit from the nation’s vast bounty of platinum, chromium, nickel and diamonds.
In a move rooted in politics, the party of the aging president, Robert G. Mugabe, has begun pressuring companies operating in the country to comply with a law requiring that black Zimbabweans own more than half their shares.”
In the immortal words of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, “Seek ye first the political kingdom, and all else shall be added unto you….”