Possibly explains a lot about my country's present predicament:
Have you ever looked at a genealogical chart of European royalty? They've been inbreeding for a thousand years, because only another noble is "good enough" to wed. For example, Queen Elizabeth and her husband are both descended from Victoria. They're cousins.Possibly explains a lot about my country's present predicament:
What???In all fairness, you say that you have no visual evidence and we need to "imagine" the damage to building 7. The simulated video doesn't show damage that you say there is no proof of existing? How is this really an explanation to Essence Lumin's questioning of it's free fall collapse? There is video of building 7 that doesn't show damage, like in the picture you show, but we need to imagine what we don't see as an explanation for what we do see?
Robert Mugabe, the founding father of Zimbabwe who ruled the country with an iron fist for more than three decades, has died, according to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He was 95.
Rumors had swirled around the health of the ex-president, who spent months in a hospital in Singapore earlier this year. Details of what ailed him were a closely guarded secret.
Mugabe was deposed in a coup in 2017, when members of his own party turned against him after he dismissed then vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa to make way for his wife, Grace.
Mnangagwa would go on to become Zimbabwe's next president.
Once touted internationally as the hope of his nation, Mugabe left office with a grim legacy, after waging a campaign of oppression and violence to maintain power, and driving into poverty a country once known as the breadbasket of southern Africa.
He began his political career as a leader in the quest for the independence of Zimbabwe -- then known as Rhodesia -- and was regularly compared to South Africa's venerated freedom fighter Nelson Mandela.
As a revolutionary guerrilla leader, he fought white-minority rule and spent years in jail as a political prisoner.
After 10 years in prison, he earned university degrees in education, economics and law from the University of London. In the mid-70s, he assumed leadership of the political wing of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), a militant liberation movement based in Mozambique.
He became the first prime minister of the newly independent Zimbabwe after elections in February 1980.
Articulate and smartly dressed, Mugabe came to power commanding the respect of a nation. He had a strong head start, inheriting a country with a stable economy, solid infrastructure and vast natural resources.
But the descent into tyranny didn't take long.
"This is a man who had so much to offer to Zimbabweans, but he didn't, he focused on himself," said Trevor Ncube, one of the country's most powerful publishers.
By 1983, it became clear that Mugabe's administration would be merciless to any one opposing his rule. He presided over forces that carried out a string of massacres in opposition strongholds, and the country's Fifth Brigade is believed to have killed up to 20,000 people, mostly supporters of Mugabe's main political rival.
A 74-YEAR-OLD WOMAN gave birth to twin girls this week in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Mangayamma Yaramati gave birth to the children Thursday and is believed to be the oldest person ever to give birth.
Dr. Sanakayyala Umashankar, who delivered the children, told CNN that "the mother and the babies are all healthy with no complications." He told The Washington Post that each twin weighed 2.2 pounds.
CNN reported that Yaramati and her 82-year-old husband, Sitarama Rajarao, have been married for more than 57 years but were never able to conceive children naturally. The network reported that the couple first approached Umashankar about having children last year and that, after encouraging test results, the doctor agreed to perform one round of in vitro fertilization.