This is infuriating in so many ways:
“Some African leaders mentioned that we should bear in mind that Mugabe will retire in a few years. Putting pressure on Zimbabwe, including sanctions, might lead to internal conflict. We should be discreet and careful,” a spokesman for Japan told the paper.
[Tanzania's President Jakaya] Kikwete said at the G8 summit: “We are saying no party can govern alone in Zimbabwe and therefore the parties have to work together, come out to work together in a government and then look at the future of their country together.”
Just. Rendered. Inarticulate.
So, after the break are some things that make me smile despite all of this.