Elvira Van Noort
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/ 22 October 2007

Zimbabwe balks at Wade’s mediation bid

As new opposition accusations of violence emerged this week to threaten Thabo Mbeki’s mediation efforts in Zimbabwe, neither the ruling party nor the political opposition appeared keen on Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade’s latest bid for involvement in the talks. Wade said earlier this month that he plans to visit Zimbabwe within weeks to “talk with him [President Robert Mugabe] to see what Africa can do”.

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/ 4 January 2007

Zim ‘not closing’ M&G owner’s papers

Zimbabwe’s government-appointed Media and Information Commission will not close down two popular private newspapers even if owner Trevor Ncube — also the publisher of the Mail & Guardian in South Africa — loses his Zimbabwean citizenship, state television reported late on Wednesday.