Sir Robert Mugabe, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath since 1994, is to be stripped of that honor by Great Britain. Not that this will matter to him in the least, but it has certainly taken far too long for Britain to get around to disassociating Zimbabwe's brutal dictator from this title. UMass barely beat the Brits to the punch in revoking Mugabe's honorary degree on June 12th, which he had held since 1986. The Edinburgh University yanked his 1984 honorary doctorate still earlier on July 17th, 2007. A belated groundswell?
Also today, the massive mining concern Anglo American announced it is investing in a Zimbabwe platinum mine to the tune of US$400 million, which is mighty white of them. Divestment be damned in the global marketplace. And what's good for Barclays is good for Zimbabwe, right? But at least they don't have to call him Sir or Dr., anymore. That's gotta hurt.