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An African Solution To The Zimbabwean Crisis?

Is there or can there be an African solution to the Zimbabwean crisis? Should our african leaders or AU do something? And what might that be?

Who will step up to the plate to save Africa, this heart-rending and embarrassing spectacle?

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I remember idi-amin he was driven out by the Tanzanias, so the souhern african countries should sort out mugabe, you dont expect nigeria or ghana sending troops to a place that is 000's of miles away. We have done our bit in west africa, Liberia and Seirra leone are now fledging demoracy.

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Black or white, the man can be chase out if the people do the right thing. Mugabe is just a one man. After all Idi Amin was chased out in the end. Why not mugabe?

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wow! we will always want to bring in the whites into our bad situations.

what is happening in zimbabwe is simply a product of " i can handle it" syndrom with us africans.

no one is interested in how many people that must have lost their lives in the crises as long as it is from an african to africans.

on the other hand, i wonder who among the african presients who has the moral standard to stand before mugabe.

the position of mugabe as the only man standing is the dream of every african president. most of our presients are dreaming of that day when they will grow above the laws and the people of his country.

at least bush and other western leaders are not in zimbabwe to take diamond and the whites have been striped of all lands so the blacks are in control so let us continue watching and see ho far we can go.

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@topic,

much as I hate mugabe in power, I feel that the man that is trying to share power with him messed up everything by being greedy. He could have embrace machiavelean philosophy and accept whatever the despot gave him.

He made a big mistake by trying to outshine the master before he get into power. Not only that, he portrayed himself as a weakling whose only support base is in foreign lands.

Even if he is given the presidency, what is the probability that the Army would not overthrow him if he is unwanted? He should learn to mix politics with diplomacy.

I wish him lucks.

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But how does handing over power mean that "the white man has got him"? I think those his supporters should see the inflation rate in that country and know whether such figures have been heard before in the history of Nations. Mugabe should save the lives of millions by leaving that seat. I think he is out of touch with the modern world!

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i don't think they admire him, mugabe just has the " i fought against colonialism" pass. the same pass that Nkrumah had in Ghana. people ignore how bad a president Nkrumah was because he fought for Ghana's independence. mugabe's biggest supporters are pan-africanists who think the white man is out to get him.

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But they are haunted by that feeling of "it could be me tomorrow". They are not going to do anything. Just watch it. A good number of them want to be like him. They secretly admire him.

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Zimbabwe is a problem of the AU and SADC, and not exactly the Nigerian Government. it would be different if Zimbabwe was a west African country.  if south African countries are fine with Zimbabwean refugees littering their countries then that's their problem.

even the mafia lived with a code of honor. african leaders at some point have to say no to mugabe.

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Even if we do not have a more serious situation at hand in Nigeria or other African countries, who amongst these leaders has the moral standing to question the Zimbabwean landlord? Is it the head of state who rigged himself into power or the one who is planning to amend the constitution and perpetuate himself therein

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wat is going on in Nigeria is wat?

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It is denial when your own are dying from the same in equally huge numbers, but you convince yourself that another man's people need more immediate attention because the media has chosen to focus a lot more attention on that man, than on you.

The same of what we see happening in Zimbabwe today has been going on in Nigeria and most of Africa. Only that Zimbabwe's situation has deteriorated at a faster rate due to complete negligence on the part of the government. Nigeria needs to deal with its internal issues first, and then, and only then can it better deal with its neighbors. The reason why most all African leaders found it hard to point accusing fingers at Mugabe has been mainly that most all of them are guilty of the same crimes as he is. In fact, the man, Mugabe, made it clear to them all at one of the AU meetings that they ought to clean up house before they come talking to him about doing right by his people. Again, it is time to clean up house first.

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Yes! I read you both. Surely you guys are not saying that simply because you have challenges of your own, you wont lend a helping hand to someone else? Oh come off it! Seems to me it's this narrow-mindedness and self-centeredness that is keeping Africa down!

However, it's looked at, what is going on in Zimbabwe is an embarrassment to Africa and Africans, as a whole.

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poster,u hear,save urself first.

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Yeah @Poster, are we done saving the millions more africans in Nigeria who live on less than a dollar a day? Millions who have not had access to health for their cholera and whatever other disease ailing them? The millions of children we have roaming our streets with no roof over their heads. Note: we are speaking of millions here. Over 70 Million Nigerians currently live on less than a dollar a day. What are we to do? Share that 1 dollar with the Zimbabweans? lol

I say the people wake up to the fact that their salvation is in their hands. Gone are the days when the west will come to the rescue of people. So , Africa, save yourself. While you are at it, save your own self FIRST, before you go off saving others. lol

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have you finished with the Nigerian crisis?

So wats ur business since u ar drifting towards them.

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