Friday, June 12, 2009

Zimbabwe update

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangerai, is in Washington D.C. today to meet with President Obama. Man, that's a nasty situation, summed up pretty well in this paragraph:

Mr. Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, received more votes than President Mugabe in an election last year but was pressed by regional leaders into an unsatisfactory power-sharing deal four months ago. It left Mr. Mugabe in control of the police, the spy service, the media and the criminal justice system, and he has used his power to countermand Mr. Tsvangirai’s recent efforts to re-establish the rule of law and freedom of the press.

Ay ay ay! Here's hoping the two of them can come up with some creative approaches to this extremely tricky situation.

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