Mugabe, Friend of Cholera


An outbreak of cholera is the latest effect of Robert Mugabe's systematic destruction of Zimbabwe's infrastructure. Reports that as many as 300 people died come on the heels of a humanitarian visit by Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan that inspired Carter to declare the situation ""worse than we could have imagined."" How could a once-thriving nation like Zimbabwe, formerly home to thriving farms and a stable health system, fall so far so fast?

Zimbabwe (Wikipedia)

Zimbabwean presidential election 2008 (Wikipedia)

Cholera (Wikipedia)

Zimbabwe rivals in S Africa talks (BBC News)