Zimbabwe continues to present trouble for Southern Africa, as the region pushes to climb out of food, economic, and health pitfalls. President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has led a career shrouded in corruption and isolation. Other leaders in the region, and from over the world, including Kofi Annan, and Jimmy Carter, have called for a multi-national intervention of the political and economic crisis. With inflation skyrocketing, a cholera epidemic spreading, and hundreds of Zimbabweans fleeing the country, it is increasingly unclear as to why Mugabe refuses cooperation. At a certain point, hunger for power must run its course and give way to compassion. Annan, Carter, and Nelson Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, are part of a group called the Elders and are calling for action and withdrawing aid for Zimbabwe, pushing for cooperation. It is time for Mugabe, and other corrupt, post-colonialist surrogates to set their power and avarice aside and to show some compassion for the people who are wilting under their rule.