Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Zimbabwe honoured

Zimbabwe was elected last week as head of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Economic Development, with the amused support of member states from Africa and South America. Zimbabwe's ambassador to the UN, Boniface Chidyausiku, announced his country's proposals with a chuckle: "We know all about sustainable development! Inflation may be over 2,000%, but at the same time we've reduced our life expectancy to the lowest in the world, so it all pretty much evens out."
"Sure, we voted for Zimbabwe, why not?" said the delegate from Cuba. "You should have seen the faces of the Americans and the Brits! It was worth it just for that."

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