Zimbabwe’s struggles continue

01Jun09

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Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, who entered into a power-sharing agreement with President Robert Mugabe more than 100 days ago, spoke at his political party’s annual convention last week, stating his party, Movement for Democratic Change, has not yet moved democracy forward in the country that was once one of Africa’s most prosperous. Many citizens still fear political persecution in a country ruled by President Mugabe for nearly 30 years. For his part, Mugabe shows no signs of handing over any real power to Tsvangirai. Prime Minister Tsvangirai believes his party now shoulders significant “responsibility without authority.”

Tsvangirai’s wife of over 30 years was killed in an auto accident in March and his grandson drowned in the prime minister’s swimming pool in April, while visiting from Canada.

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