Morgan Tsvangirai’s rise from labor leader to Zimbabwe prime minister and presidential contender ended last week in his heaviest ever electoral defeat at the hands of Robert Mugabe. Now some analysts believe he may have to quit politics.
Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina will attend the next meeting of the Southern African Development Community if they are willing to sign an accord that recognizes him as head of a transitional government, the Express reported.
Five years after standing on the brink of electoral defeat, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was inaugurated to extend his 33-year rule with renewed power at home and acceptance from neighboring countries.
The Southern African Development Community said it’s seeking to raise $100 million toward the deployment of an international “neutral force” in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the eastern city of Goma was under the control of rebels until last week.
Most Zimbabwean polling stations closed in an election that will decide whether President Robert Mugabe will extend his 33-year rule amid claims by his opponents that a flawed electoral roll threatened a free vote.