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Zimbabwe facing 'man-made'
starvation, UN expert warns

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 11/30/2019 1:45:57 PM

Zimbabwe is facing "man-made" starvation with 60 percent of the people failing to meet basic food needs, a UN special envoy said Thursday after touring the southern African country. Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur on the right to food, ranked Zimbabwe among the four top countries facing severe food shortages outside nations in conflict zones. "The people of Zimbabwe are slowly getting to a point of suffering a man-made starvation," she told a news conference in Harare, adding that eight million people would be affected by the end of the year. "Today, Zimbabwe counts amongst the four highest food insecure states,"

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Rhodesia was the 'breadbasket of Africa'. Today the country is in tatters and running out of food.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHHolliday 11/30/2019 2:29:53 PM (No. 249299)
I have a friend who lives in Zim. He says the main problem is corruption across all their government entities. Need to register your car? You will need to slip a little something to the clerk, etc., etc. It goes all the way to the top. They have instituted a cap on money leaving the country. The government is afraid that people with money are putting it overseas and thus there will be less for them to steal. Call me racist but Zim would be better off under white colonial rule.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: coyote 11/30/2019 2:36:16 PM (No. 249304)
According to my friend that recently traveled through this country, the unemployment rate is 80%. This condition follows nearly 60 years of Marxist economic policy, the last act of which is confiscation of the few remaining productive farms. Most of these people must be living in a hand to mouth condition, and supporting themselves with only what they or trusted neighbors can produce. As the article states, it didn't used to be this way.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 11/30/2019 2:47:11 PM (No. 249308)
From bread basket under White rule to basket case under Black rule.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heraclitus 11/30/2019 2:53:29 PM (No. 249309)
Somewhere Jane Fonda is shouting out an "atta boy!"
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hershey 11/30/2019 3:04:44 PM (No. 249320)
Special Rapporteur on the right to food...Another made up job at the Useless Nations to siphon more money....
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Reply 6 - Posted by: cor-vet 11/30/2019 4:10:26 PM (No. 249362)
I'm sure that if the American taxpayer coughs up a couple of billion dollars, all will be OK.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/30/2019 4:23:17 PM (No. 249371)
That's how a corrupt anarchy works. What's the problem? Don't like it, leave! Can't leave? Remove the thieves in charge. Probably by force. Lots of bloodshed. Things will get worse before they get better. The people of Zimbabwe are the only ones that can fix it. Seriously doubt they can. Someone can come in and fix things, but what's the point? When they leave, things will go back to what you see today. Failed state anyone? Can't call Zimbabwe that. That would be RACIST, but race really doesn't have anything to do with it. Zimbabwe hasn't risen much beyond tribalism. Tribes don't come together to form nations.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 11/30/2019 5:16:58 PM (No. 249398)
If they had remained a British colony they wouldn't be in this mess right now.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 11/30/2019 7:50:18 PM (No. 249476)
But the big priority for the United Nations is the "Climate Change" meetings on December 2 through the 13th in Madrid, Spain. It appears starvation from Zimbabwe is not that big of deal for the "experts" from the United Nations.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/30/2019 11:31:34 PM (No. 249585)
It's all part of the UN's Agenda 21 to reduce the world's population. If demonrats get elected, it'll happen here too. They've already got everyone exposed to their massive greed and Soviet style justice.
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