Talk about a control freak, er, I mean Robert Mugabe, quite possibly in the lead for 'world's biggest dumbass' with Kim Jong Il and half of hollywood neck and neck for second.
With only three weeks to go before Zimbabwe’s presidential runoff, the police briefly detained the opposition’s standard-bearer, Morgan Tsvangirai, on Friday for the second time this week and directed his party to cancel political rallies, effectively preventing him from addressing voters.The only logical explanation must be that once Zimbabwe hits bottom, there's no way but up baby. One might suggest that Mugabe is in fact, evil, and an idiot, but third-world leaders are never evil, and only when they buddy up with the United States are they idiots.
Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition presidential candidate, campaigning Friday. The police, citing concerns about safety for his party’s leaders, ordered the cancellation of rallies he had planned.
At the same time, the Zimbabwean government’s requirement that all nongovernmental organizations suspend their aid operations, which grew out of the authorities’ allegations that some were supporting the opposition, was condemned Friday by officials in the United States and Europe, as well as the United Nations.
Relief agencies said the order, issued this week, would deprive millions of desperately poor Zimbabweans of food aid and other basic assistance. Unicef, for example, depends on 25 nongovernmental organizations to provide education, health care and food to 185,000 orphans in Zimbabwe.