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article imageWhile people starve Zimbabwe government announce new charities controls

By patxxoo     Apr 29, 2007 in Politics
In Zimbabwe the average lifespan for a male is now age 37 and the average lifespan for a female is now age 34. Infant mortality rates are 81 deaths for every 1,000 live births.
Now the same government that is responsible for these facts have decided that they now need to also take control of charities and other humanitarian organizations that provide food to people that are known to be having to eat rats and dog food just to survive, help providing housing for people that are overcrowded living in one room shelter's or have no home at all and medications to a country that has an extremely high HIV/AIDES epidemic with a massive drought going on.
For a organization to try to help these people they will now have to apply for a state license that can be denied.
Any existing charities that are already registered would not have the licenses automatically pulled but will most likely be reviewed.
The "code" will require foreign organizations coming to Zimbabwe to sign a memorandum of understanding with government departments working in their social or welfare fields and to provide accounts of their funding and a clearance letter from the International Police Organization and other details on their history and background.
The only agency that will not be affected by these codes are the United Nations.
The Zimbabwe government has decided to impose these codes due to what they accuse as outside interference from agencies with regime changing agendas.
The Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe accuses Britain, the United States and the European Union of working with his opponents to have him removed.
Meanwhile the same government has used hard currency that is scarce in Zimbabwe to purchase about 500,000 tons of staple food mostly corn to avert starvation in coming months. What will they do after those months are up ?
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