The facts laid out by prosecutors are plain: In 2008, a U.S. government employee on assignment in Zimbabwe drove through the capital of Harare in his government-issued Toyota Land Cruiser and struck and killed a 34-year-old Zimbabwe man.
City authorities in Zimbabwe's second largest city said Saturday they were appealing to home owners to flush their toilets at a specified time as a way to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing.
The BBC’s Mike Thomson, in a series of reports from Zimbabwe in early June, spoke to “a Zimbabwean mother and (13-year-old) daughter who are still too afraid to return home after being abducted and repeatedly raped by militiamen from President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party a year ago.” Their fear has not lessened despite the new alleged “power-sharing” coalition between Mugabe and the Movement for Democratic Change’s Morgan Tsvangirai.
At overflowing garbage dumps in Zimbabwe’s capital, desperate vagrants pounced on trash bags and fought over chicken bones and scraps of discarded food. Sewage clogged streets and most shopkeepers didn’t even bother with holiday decorations.
By Angus Shaw, The Associated Press
, December 24, 2008
Global attention, following Robert Mugabe’s blood-drenched extension of his presidency in Zimbabwe, was on the summit meeting of the leaders in the African Union. At the start, Asha-Rose Migiro, deputy secretary general of the United Nations, spoke plainly: “This is a moment of truth for regional leaders,” with Mugabe having created “the single greatest challenge to regional stability in southern Africa.”
If you’ve been following the sad news in Zimbabwe, you will hear the coincidence in the name of its capital city, Harare. In the language of the Shona people, it means “One who does not sleep.”
When I slipped into Zimbabwe a few years ago as a board member of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, I slept restlessly out of fear of being arrested.
Voting early on the morning of Election Day in Zimbabwe, the only candidate, Robert Mugabe, smiling broadly, said he was “happy and hungry for victory.” In his wake are the corpses of at least 80 members of the Movement for Democratic Change and thousands of tortured and beaten opposition Zimbabweans. Among them — seen on the front page of the June 26 New York Times — is an 11-month-old boy whose legs were shattered by the “Green Bombers,” Mugabe’s youth militia.
, July 03, 2008
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