"Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe used his Independence Day speech to promise tough action against his opponents. He also reiterated plans for greater state control over the mining industry." In fact, he stated that all mining concerns in the country would become 51% owned by the state, a brilliant plan which has been testing the nerve of many a finance director in the last few months since the idiot Mining and Minerals Minister blurted it out (when he'd had a few Black Labels) in January. This means that foreign investment in mining will drop to zero (no huge change, really. Those investors there now are mostly the RTZ/Anglo types in for the marginal effort and a foot in the door for when "it all comes good" - you have to be optimistic, eh?) You'd really think, in view of the current inflation rates - solely due to their thorough trashing of the agricultural industry - he and his gang'd have learned from recent history, wouldn't you? Sadly not. The World Food Programme is the new coloniser of Zimbabwe.