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Vol 50 No 4

Published 20th February 2009


Zimbabwe

A mixture, not a coalition

The new government, with no money and little power, is stronger on hopes than on expectations

Welshman Ncube, the long-time oppositionist who chairs the monitoring body for the new power-sharing government, is distributing leaflets which read: 'Zimbabwe is our Zimbabwe. It is not Mugabe's Zimbabwe. It is not Tsvangirai's Zimbabwe. It is our Zimbabwe. We, the people of Zimbabwe, hold the power. It is up to us to make sure we create a new Zimbabwe.' This, perhaps, sums up the popular mood, which holds that the country has turned a corner with the formation of the coalition (AC Vol 50 Nos 1 & 3).

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