"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Zimbabwe - the death throes of Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe's government introduced a blanket of price controls on June 26th. The combination of a shopping spree and a refusal by food traders to sell at loss making prices has emptied shop shelves.

An unlikely voice for US Aid policy White House spokesman Tony Snow announced today that the United States would provide 47 400 tons of additional food assistance, which he said would help an additional 500 000 Zimbabweans.

In a speech the President said that Britain had been trying to bribe the Army to overthrow him - which is probably true.

How soon before a sleek Lear jet whisks off Mugabe and his chum Mengistu off to a relaxed retirement in ... Libya ?

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