Thursday, September 30, 2010


So much talk about democracy today. "Our democracy threatened, saved," ad nauseum. This is not a democracy. It is a country with elections. A democracy requires education, relatively equal opportunity, institutions, rule of law. Here, we have none of those basic elements. Beauty contests are elections; they are not democracies. This is a nation of beauty contests.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mugabe cancels trip to Ecuador to receive bogus degree

By Lance Guma
27 September 2010

"Robert Mugabe has been forced to cancel a scheduled trip to Ecuador to receive an honorary doctorate, after extensive media coverage exposed the fact that the Bishop who had conferred him with the doctorate was a bogus character, previously arrested for supplying arms of war to rebels in Colombia.
Despite claims from Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu that Mugabe cancelled the trip because of pressing government engagements at home it’s thought the revelations about Bishop Crespo’s shady life have diminished the propaganda value of the doctorate.... "