THE news from Zimbabwe worsens by the week. Any hope that the basic legal and political rights of its people could be maintained disappeared some time ago. More than two million rural Zimbabweans will need food aid during the coming year. The UN World Food Programme and other organisations are able to provide the food but the government in Harare is preventing them from entering the country. According to President Mugabe there will be a bumper harvest, despite the land reforms which have decimated once productive farms.