Monday, July 04, 2005


Zimbabwe is a beautiful land full of beautiful people. Once known as the bread-basket of southern Africa. Zimbabwe’s climate and rich soil, along with the hard work of her citizens, created a strong agricultural industry. Zimbabwe’s farmers not only managed to feed the nation, but her neighbors as well. Agricultural products were exported not only to other African nations, but as far away as Europe and Asia, and the economy was one of the strongest in Africa. At one time the Zimbabwe dollar was equal to the U.S.

In addition to agriculture, the tourism industry thrived. Home to one of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has some of the most beautiful National Parks around. The diversity of habitat, from deserts in the south and west, to the Zambezi valley in the north, to the mountains of the eastern highlands has something for everyone. This diversity is also reflected in the strong wildlife populations of the country. Thanks to the Wildlife Coservancies (Save Valley, Chiredzi River and Gwaii River), Zimbabwe is one of the last strongholds of the Black Rhino along with several other endangered species.

Tragically that land, the wildlife and its people are being systematically destroyed.

The purpose of this blog is to shed light on the ongoing catastrophe that is befalling this wonderful land. In upcoming postings I will discuss the history of events that brought about, the reasons for these actions and their effects. The reasons why nothing is being done to stop it and what can be done.

HINT: Promotion of discussion is the first step. One man talking is a lecture, not a discussion. So please leave any comments you may have. I know that many if not most of you, understandably, have very little knowledge of Zimbabwe. If you have any questions on anything Zimbabwean, please do not hesitate to ask them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey..i'm doing an assignment on Zimbabwe and the current situation there and how it is a direct reslut of british colonisation. Do you think this is true?..