state of Zimbabwe's game farms

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Oct 1st, 2003, 11:02 PM
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state of Zimbabwe's game farms

Stumbled across this article on the BBC website today:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3156604.stm

Sad stuff.
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 03:34 AM
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How very sad. We just got back from a trip to South Africa with a 2 day stay at Victoria Falls. We stayed on the Zambian side, but did go to the Zimbabwe side.In that very short time you could see how desperate the people looked. I found it very sad while there, and feel even worse for them after reading this article.
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 03:55 AM
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The entire country is a basket case. The other articles on the site also most interesting. Mugabe as got to go - or just die.

Moi is gone from Kenya, thankfully - it's now Mugabe's turn to take the money he's stolen from Zimbabwe and "be gone" - the two of them would be in good company of each other.
 
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 07:54 PM
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When we were in Selous, Tanzania last year, we met a young woman who was born and raised (third generation) in Zim. She was in Selous looking for work because the family tobacco farm had been taken over by the Mugabe government. While many tourist places in Zim try to paint the picture that government action is not affecting tourists or tourism, she told us something quite different. Anyway, Sandi, did you read the book "Nomad, Journeys from Samburu" by Mary Anne Fitzgerald? She was jailed a couple of times while a correspondent for London's Sunday Times, Financial Times and The Independent. Moi did not like some of her articles and she paid a heavy price for them. If you can get your hands on a copy of the book, I think you would really appreciate what she wrote not only about Moi, but government pay-offs in general, the judicial system, the destruction of Central Bank documents ... the list goes on and on. Quite enlightening, I'll you.
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Excuse the garble on the last sentence. Meant to type, "Quite enlightening, I tell you." Sorry!!!
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SusanLynn -

Thanks for the info on the book. I have to make a stop at the bookstore today and will check to see if it's available; otherwise will check Amazon.
 
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Sandi: If you can't find a copy, let me know and I can send you the one I have. It is not what I would call an easy read, but brutally honest and insightful into the Kenyan government under Moi. Let me know.
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Oct 3rd, 2003, 03:06 PM
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SusanLynn -

Did a few bookstores today and no luck, they don't even have it listed, let alone have it - so off to check on Amazon. Will let you know. Thanks.
 
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Sandi, if this helps it was published by Penguin Books Ltd. If you don't have any luck at Amazon, give a shout and I will just drop it in the mail to you. You can email me at [email protected] with the address you want it mailed, and I will just send it off to you.
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