Monday, June 16, 2008

Someone unclear on the concept...

...of democracy: it's Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who pledges today that he will never cede power to his political opposition, elections or no:

"We shed a lot of blood for this country. We are not going to give up our country for a mere X on a ballot. How can a ball point pen fight with a gun?" the Herald, a government mouthpiece, quoted Mugabe as saying."

Sadly, there are many dictators wielding power in African states who believe exactly as Mugabe does. That's one of Africa's biggest problems--it's corrupt, dictatorial governments which don't exactly focus on making headway vs African poverty.