Wednesday, April 27, 2005

What the...?

Surprise, surprise! Zimbabwe is back on the 15 member UN Commission on Human Rights. Among some of the issues the commission is mandated to tackle are democracy, independence of the judiciary, HIV/AIDS, freedom of opinion and expression, food and many others. Off course, Zimbabwe's leaders would have us believe Zimbabwe is a world leader in all these areas and beyond. The African leaders who nominated her to the commission obviously think that about Zim. All this while water, electricity, fuel and food are running out in Harare!

This development leaves one wondering whether the commission is meant to be populated by custodians of human rights or vile prototypes of rights violaters for immediate insider information to the commission. This is yet another illustration that the Zimbabwe Crisis is a delicate diplomatic issue whose perception is not universal to all who behold it.

What to do, what to do?

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