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Longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai entered into a formal power-sharing agreement Wednesday. NPR correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton updates the story from Harare.
By PBS NewsHour
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe swore in opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister Wednesday, creating a unity government in an unprecedented move during Mugabe's virtually unchallenged rule.
In the midst of an escalating cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, a summit on a power-sharing deal decided Tuesday that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai should be sworn in as prime minister by Feb. 11.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Political trouble in Zimbabwe has taken a toll on the population's health and aid groups warn that thousands more will die as the infrastructure and health care systems continue to deteriorate.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has rejected recent calls from the United States and Britain to resign, deeming them "stupid and foolish" in the latest war of words involving the troubled southern African nation.
The international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders has named the world's worst crises of 2008, including neglected medical needs in Iraq, Zimbabwe and Myanmar. Ray Suarez speaks with the group's executive director, Nicolas de Torrente.
Robert Mugabe, long-time leader of Zimbabwe, was hailed as a hero during his country's liberation from the UK, but has since maintained power in controversial elections and garnered international criticism for how he is running the African nation.
In the wake of Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak, worsening food shortages and political unrest, some international leaders are urging embattled President Robert Mugabe to step down. An analyst provides an update on the situation.
Doctors, teachers and union members clashed with riot police in the streets of Zimbabwe's capital of Harare as they protested the country's deepening economic meltdown and a cholera epidemic that has been blamed on poor infrastructure.
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