Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tsvangirai as PM in Zimbabwe

Finally, a good news coming out of Zimbabwe! Morgan Tsvangirai has taken oath of office as the prime minister of a country that is embattled with hyperinflation, massive unemployment, cholera outbreak, and social breakdown. All one can hope is that Mugabe won't interfere with Tsvangirai as he did during the past election. Can Zimbabwe reemerge as the bread basket of Africa? This is uncertain but what is certain now is that the country will find hard to feed the existing population and manage the currency that has no worth in the market.
"The first priority is to stabilise the economy," he said. "The economic collapse has forced millions of our most able to flee the country. This must end today."