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Mugabe votes …Mugabe

Voting is reported to have got off to a slow start in Zimbabwe’s run-off presidential election in which Robert Mugabe is the only candidate.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew from the contest because of violence against his supporters. He told them that if they had to vote to protect themselves from attacks to do so, but described the day as “a shameful humiliation” for the country.

Mugabe ignored calls from world leaders to postpone the poll. Foreign ministers for the Group of Eight nations (G8) meeting in Japan said they could not accept the legitimacy of a Zimbabwe government “that does not reflect the will of the Zimbabwean people”. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said they would consult other members of the UN Security Council to see what “next steps” might need to be taken.

That’s how caricature Africa’s Hitler understands democracy!!!

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Mandela, Mugabe is a failure

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has added his voice to the growing international condemnation of the political violence in Zimbabwe.

In his first public comments about the crisis, he noted “the tragic failure of leadership” of President Robert Mugabe. Southern African leaders earlier called for Friday’s run-off presidential vote to be postponed because conditions did not permit a free and fair election.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has urged foreign help to end the crisis. Speaking at a dinner in London to mark his 90th birthday, Mr. Mandela said: “We watch with sadness the continuing tragedy in Darfur. Nearer to home we have seen the outbreak of violence against fellow Africans in our own country and the tragic failure of leadership in our neighboring Zimbabwe.”

Now time to do something serious, Mugabe’s cell is awaiting!

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Mugabe’s real face

A Harare journalist says he has seen militiamen loyal to President Robert Mugabe chopping off people’s hands and breaking their fingers to prevent them from voting in Friday’s runoff.

His story speaks to a larger violence that has wracked the African nation since April. The 23-year-old woman in Harare, Zimbabwe, said she could talk, but only briefly. It was 3:30 p.m. there and she had to be home before the 6 p.m. curfew, she said.

“I should be home in an hour, hour and a half. If I’m not home by then, it means trouble,” she said Tuesday. Zimbabweans are accustomed to violence, but the beatings and bloodshed have been epidemic since early April, days after opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai pushed longtime President Robert Mugabe into a runoff election for the nation’s top post.

Tsvangirai dropped out of the race this week, citing intimidation and vote-rigging. He is now in hiding at the Dutch Embassy, uncertain like most Zimbabweans whether the violence would continue. Zimbabweans and outside observers say militias loyal to Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) have engaged in intimidation tactics designed to deter Tsvangirai’s supporters from casting ballots.

The real face of a monster called Mugabe!

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US to ignore Zimbabwe poll result

The US will not recognize the outcome of Friday’s presidential election run-off in Zimbabwe, a senior state department official has said.

Robert Mugabe could not claim a legitimate victory amid the current campaign of violence against the opposition. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has withdrawn from the poll, but Mugabe says the vote will go ahead. Southern African leaders are to meet to discuss the crisis on Wednesday.

Mugabe, Africa’s caricature Hitler must go now!

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Mugabe must go by Thanos Kalamidas
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai announced that his party is pulling out from the elections stating that this election will not be fair and free, yet he automatically hands victory to Mugabe!

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Don’t sit here or you could be beaten by Linda Lane
I stopped a fight between 15 men at 3am in Dhaka Airport, over one man wanting to sit in the seats pictured. These were the only comfortable seats left in the room where one could conceivably have a nap.

Bush Fait Ses Adieux a l’Europe by Europe & Us
Ce fut davantage une visite protocolaire qu’une tournée d’adieux chargée en émotions. A cinq mois des élections présidentielles américaines…

Lift Spirits #06 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger… perhaps this will lift your spirit./too

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Tsvangirai Seeks Refuge in Dutch Embassy

Zimbabwe’s opposition presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai was taking refuge at the Dutch Embassy in Harare this Monday. Tsvangirai had affirmed on Sunday that a “free and fair election was impossible”.

Dutch authorities in the Netherlands announced that Tsvangirai had been asked by members of his own party, the MDC, if the Dutch Embassy could provide him with protection and security by now. “We, of course, gave him the opportunity to hide” the Dutch spokesman said.

The MDC denounced a raid of the police on its offices during which 60 people were arrested, including women and children, and taken to be “questioned”. “The government will act on anyone, anywhere who is thought to be contravening the laws of the country,” a spokesman of Mugabe declared, in order to justify such action, adding that the people taken will be questioned by the police on their claims of being… victims of political violence!!

Goodness… any bigger contradiction? I don’t know why, but they don’t seem the right people to “question” them on THAT!!!

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Criticism mounts on Zimbabwe

International criticism is mounting on Zimbabwe after opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of a presidential run-off because of pre-poll violence.

Zambia’s leader Levy Mwanawasa, who heads a regional bloc, said a vote held in current conditions would be an “embarrassment” to the region. The US urged UN action over President Robert Mugabe’s “illegitimate” regime.

Zimbabwe’s ruling party said opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn from the poll to avoid “humiliation”.

Africa’s caricature dictator, Robert Mugabe has to go NOW!

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