Britain Bears Down On Mugabe
The British government is coming down on Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and his ruthless regime. The Queen has stripped him of his honorary knighthood and the Zimbabwe cricket team will not be allowed to participate in Twenty20 World Cup.
Mugabe brought this on himself. It’s one of the most talked about stories in the world. Yesterday, there were well over 10,000 Google News story links to that travesty of an election and the severe human rights abuses that accompanied it. To put that in perspective, when a story is really big in Google News, it might get 3,000 links.
Based on all available data, Morgan Tsvangirai won the election. I’m sorry he withdrew from the race, but using Solomonic reasoning, clearly he is the one that cares about his nation, in giving up his rightful place in history, to stop a tyrant from killing his countrymen. Time for you to go into exile, Mr. Mugabe.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe stripped of knighthood by the Queen
LONDON — The Queen has stripped Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe of his honorary knighthood.
The highly unusual move is meant to show Britain’s displeasure over alleged human rights abuses by Mugabe’s administration. The Queen acted Wednesday on the advice of British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
Zimbabwe has cricket team cutoff from England
England has suspended all games with the Zimbabwean team and announced they will not play at the Twenty20 World Cup.
The move is in response to growing disquiet over the Zimbabwe Government’s position on free and democratic elections, and allegations of mass genocide and human rights violations.
The English and Wales Cricket Board said that it was suspending all ties with Zimbabwe.
Gordon Brown calls on international effort to force Robert Mugabe from office
GORDON Brown yesterday called on the world to help drive Robert Mugabe out of office. And the Prime Minister blasted the “criminal cabal” keeping the Zimbabwean president in power through terror.