There was a posting on the BBC today on what is going on in Zimbabwe. The leading opposition figure, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been detained and apparently badly beaten. Here is the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/
Although the United States was swift to condemn this, I wonder where South Africa is. The country is suffering from a 1700% inflation rate, umemployment is rampant, people are fleeing the country and Mugabe seems to still want to cling on to power. Yet, South Afria is silent. South Africa has its' own challenges as it looks to the post Mbeki era. But, can Africa (and especially Southern Africa) afford a failed state?