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/ 30 April 2008

Zimbabwe gloats over UN stalemate

The Zimbabwe government savoured a rare diplomatic victory on Wednesday after the United Nations Security Council failed to agree on how to respond to the country’s post-election crisis. Western countries such as former colonial power Britain had been trying to steer the council to adopt a common strategy on the situation in Zimbabwe.

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/ 11 April 2008

Mugabe snubs Zim crisis summit

President Robert Mugabe will boycott a weekend Southern African summit on the Zimbabwe crisis, state radio said on Friday as the opposition called for a general strike to press for the release of election results. Mugabe signalled a further clampdown in the country with a ban on all political rallies.

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/ 1 April 2008

No deal, say Zim opposition and govt

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and the Zimbabwe government both denied on Tuesday that they were in talks to arrange the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. At a news conference on Tuesday evening, Tsvangirai confirmed, however, for the first time personally that his party had won the elections.

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/ 25 March 2008

Economic crisis haunts Zim polls

Zimbabweans go to the polls on Saturday hoping for an end to a chronic economic crisis that has condemned millions to grinding poverty and prompted the exodus of up to a third of the population. The joint presidential, legislative and local council polls come at a time when the country’s inflation rate has breached the 100 000% mark.

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/ 17 December 2007

Zimbabwe opposition still committed to talks

The main faction of Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party said on Sunday it remained committed to talks with the ruling Zanu-PF but hinted there were still sticking points. The declaration came after claims in Zimbabwe’s state-controlled media that talks between President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF and the MDC were now over.