Zimbabwe elections

What a difference a week makes. Last week, The Guardian was full of happy Zimbabwe voters, sure that this was the election when they would finally get rid of Mugabe, and put their country back on track. Not the way it looks today. The figures are great for Mugabe, big majorities all round. How they got there, how many votes were forged or ignored, we shan’t know for some time, but there’s no legal process in Zimbabwe with the independence to find out. another nasty, complex mess to add to the list of lousy situations which aren’t going to get better any time soon – Egypt, Syria, Russia, Israel/Palestine…Not to mention the two running sores we’ve already sorted so well, Iraq and Afghanistan…