Friday, March 23, 2007

Mugabe thanks China for their support

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe thanked China on Thursday for supporting his country against Western critics amid signs of growing fatigue in Africa over the political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe.....

Several of Zimbabwe's traditionally closest allies have ventured measured criticism of the action, including the African Union and Zambian president Levy Mwanawasa, who this week compared Zimbabwe to a "sinking Titanic".

Zimbabwean Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu sought to stem African criticism on Thursday, saying "African countries must not allow themselves to be divided by imperialism".

"Western news networks are demonising Zimbabwe, giving a one-sided perspective," he complained.

The international community has urged Zimbabwe's neighbours in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to try to broker a resolution to the crisis in Zimbabwe but a meeting of SADC Council of Ministers in Lesotho on Thursday steered clear of the issue...

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