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Vol 49 No 21

Published 17th October 2008


Zimbabwe

Mugabe rearranges the deckchairs

Almost a month after the signing of the power-sharing agreement, Zimbabwe is no nearer to a new cabinet.

The ink was barely dry on the accord before President Robert Mugabe left for New York to address the United Nations General Assembly with a 60-strong entourage. Muddles with his wife Grace’s passport infuriated Mugabe, who then dropped a more conciliatory power-sharing script at the UN for his usual condemnation of Western colonial meddling. <

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