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Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby Jered » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:05 am

President Robert Mugabe is preparing to step down, a few hours after the Zimbabwean military took over power, a leading South African news website has reported.


BBC is reporting.
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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby Vonz90 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:53 pm

Jered wrote:
President Robert Mugabe is preparing to step down, a few hours after the Zimbabwean military took over power, a leading South African news website has reported.


BBC is reporting.


About time - of course it is 50/50 the new regime is worse.

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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby randy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:35 pm

Couldn't happen to a nicer thug. Hope they Ceaușescu him.

Vonz90 wrote:About time - of course it is 50/50 the new regime is worse.


It's Africa, so I'm not as optimistic as you are.
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Postby First Shirt » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:14 pm

And I think you're being entirely too optimistic! When all is said and done, AWA. (Africa Wins Again)
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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby scipioafricanus » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:32 am

Took long enough.
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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby Mike OTDP » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:14 am

It's Zimbabwe. I'm not sure there is a worse.

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Postby Cybrludite » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 am

Mike OTDP wrote:It's Zimbabwe. I'm not sure there is a worse.

There's always a worse.
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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby Termite » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:56 am

Since 2001, Zimbabwe has failed to produce enough maize to meet the country's requirements. Not only maize(corn), production of other staple grains are way down. Much of this can be directly traced to the "fast-track" land reforms that Mugabe pushed thru their legislature, where crop land was taken from large-scale commercial farms owned/run by white farmers, and given to poor blacks who often had little knowledge of modern farming.
All this in a country that was known as the "bread basket of southern Africa"...........

Paul Zakariya of the Zimbabwe Farmers Union says only a total revamp of the agricultural sector will bring about a return to the days when Zimbabwe produced enough to feed itself, and agriculture contributed some 40% of the country’s foreign currency earnings through exports. “What we need is agricultural finance that is packaged properly for agriculture in the various sectors, communal, small-scale commercial, large-scale commercial, and we’d also want to look at not only working capital but investments in infrastructure, like irrigation, like the feeder roads....”.........

.....To make matters worse, commercial banks are refusing to give loans to farmers, dismissing as “unbankable” the 99-year leases they offer as collateral. The bankers argue that they cannot repossess the land in case the farmers default, because, in their present form, the leases give farmers the right to farm but not ownership of the land, because the land officially belongs to the state.


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It's the perfect storm of economic stupidity and agricultural ignorance..... :roll:
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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby Vonz90 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:19 pm

Termite wrote:Since 2001, Zimbabwe has failed to produce enough maize to meet the country's requirements. Not only maize(corn), production of other staple grains are way down. Much of this can be directly traced to the "fast-track" land reforms that Mugabe pushed thru their legislature, where crop land was taken from large-scale commercial farms owned/run by white farmers, and given to poor blacks who often had little knowledge of modern farming.
All this in a country that was known as the "bread basket of southern Africa"...........

Paul Zakariya of the Zimbabwe Farmers Union says only a total revamp of the agricultural sector will bring about a return to the days when Zimbabwe produced enough to feed itself, and agriculture contributed some 40% of the country’s foreign currency earnings through exports. “What we need is agricultural finance that is packaged properly for agriculture in the various sectors, communal, small-scale commercial, large-scale commercial, and we’d also want to look at not only working capital but investments in infrastructure, like irrigation, like the feeder roads....”.........

.....To make matters worse, commercial banks are refusing to give loans to farmers, dismissing as “unbankable” the 99-year leases they offer as collateral. The bankers argue that they cannot repossess the land in case the farmers default, because, in their present form, the leases give farmers the right to farm but not ownership of the land, because the land officially belongs to the state.


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It's the perfect storm of economic stupidity and agricultural ignorance..... :roll:


It is actually even worse than that. When Mugabe first took power, he made all of the white farmers buy their land again from the government (under the theory that their original purchases were not valid). So they made them buy it again, and then took it from them anyway.

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Postby Frankingun » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:22 pm

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Postby blackeagle603 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 pm

Private property rights (and respect thereof) being fundamental to economic health? Who'd a thunk it?
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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby Greg » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:32 pm

blackeagle603 wrote:Private property rights (and respect thereof) being fundamental to economic health? Who'd a thunk it?


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Postby blackeagle603 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:43 pm

And so the resource wars continue (relatively quietly).
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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby Windy Wilson » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:38 am

What took them so long? Did the Army get tired of 12 zeros after the 1 on the one dollar bills?
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Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

Postby SoupOrMan » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:38 am

When Jimmy Carter heard that Mugabe was a Maoist he immediately asked if the Zimbabwean rebel was related to Mickey.
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