Farai Maguwu on Conflict Diamonds

Monday, October 31, 2011

Director of the Center for Research and Development in eastern Zimbabwe, Farai Maguwu, is being honored by Human Rights Watch with the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. He will be discussing his activism around conflict diamonds in Zimbabwe and why the diamond trade is so destructive for his country.


Farai Maguwu

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I laud Mr. Maguwu's afforts on the behalf of his country. I am aware of the dreadful problems that persists in Zimbabwe today, and people like Mr. Maguwu are doing their best and more to alleve these problems. However, I take hombrage to Mr. Maguwu's answer of Brian's question as to why Mugabe offered support to Qadaffi. During the days of aparatheid and liberations across the continent, it was the West nor NATO that offered supported to either South Africa or Zimbabwe, it was other African leaders such as Qadaffi. While this does not justify what Qadaffi di or become, he did provide assistance to fledgling rebellions in Africa. For that, Mugabe, right or wrong, offered a helping hand, and not because of some despotic old boys club.

Oct. 31 2011 11:14 AM
john from office

When does the UN step in a effect change?? Why is it so powerless.

Oct. 31 2011 10:42 AM

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