Friday, July 13, 2007

Small Mercies?

The economic destruction of Zimbabwe could be preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country. As men are no longer afford to keep mistresses or pay prostitutes, they are limited to one sexual partner -- their wife. Thus the spread of the disease is restricted.

Of course, I'm sure if asked Zimbabweans would rather have their economy back and rely on education and condoms to stop the disease.

Sadly, things are likely to continue to get worse before they get better in Zimbabwe. Especially since the African Union continues to treat Robert Mugabe like a hero rather than the thug that he is.

(first link via Foreign Policy Passport)

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