Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Zim celebrates 25 years of independence

Zimbabwe marks the 27th anniversary of its independence from Britain today.

President Robert Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980, is expected to deliver a speech in the capital Harare, while smaller gatherings will be held at provincial towns across the country.

Reports say the celebrations will be muted due to ongoing political tension and an economic meltdown which has seen an unemployment rate of 80% with inflation nearing 2,000%....

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