The Recapitulator loves Africa. No other continent has so much potential (admittedly, this is from a low bar) for investment and growth. Of course, the tradiiton of violence continues, and until a real security option exists for investors, Africa will never see the devlopment it requires.
Of course, the Foreign Corrupt Trade Practices Act hinders United States investors in the region...our competitors from China and India have no similar legislation. This necessitates an U.S. African Command to protect U.S. interests in the area, and the sooner we have boots on the ground in Sub-Saharan Africa, the better.
Even adjacency to South Africa is no guarantee of stability. Can one imagine a Robert Mugabe as President of Mexico (or Canada) behaving like this??
By MacDonald Dzirutwe
HARARE, June 13 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe said on Friday liberation war veterans would take up arms if he loses a June 27 presidential run-off vote.
Mugabe told youth members of his ruling ZANU-PF party in Harare that the veterans had told him they would launch a new bush war if the election was won by opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whom he accuses of being a puppet of the West.
"They said if this country goes back into white hands just because we have used a pen (to vote), 'we will return to the bush to fight,'" Mugabe said, in the latest ratcheting up of pressure to extend his 28-year-presidency.