Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Mugabe's housing program grinds to a halt


HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's project to build houses for thousands of families whose homes he ordered demolished in a controversial urban renewal campaign five months ago has ground to a halt because there is no money.
At least 700 000 people were cast onto the streets without shelter or means of livelihood after their homes were demolished by the government, according to the United Nations (UN) which also said Mugabe's urban renewal campaign violated human rights and may have breached international law.
A WOMAN watches her house being razed to the ground during the demolitions
Another 2.4 million poor Zimbabweans were also affected by the home demolition campaign, the UN said.

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