Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Winds of Change.NET - AfricaPundit's Regional Briefing

AfricaPundit gives a regular continental briefing on African events that is worth paying attention to for those who are interested in that neglected continent. Of particular interest is the following snippet:

Zimbabwe's tyrant-in-chief has apparently pulled off another diplomatic coup by getting his country appointed to a senior position in the African Union. This occurs despite continued calls from American officials for African governments to put increasing pressure on Mugabe's government. Apparently "African solidarity" trumps all other considerations.

Why, yes it does; as I've said before, African rulers certainly know how to stick together. This ought to erode any uncertainty left in the minds of those who might have doubted my scepticism about the Independent's story (see below).