Tuesday, December 09, 2008
US President George W. Bush has called for an end to Robert Mugabe’s “tyranny” in Zimbabwe. Mr Bush urged African leaders who have not yet done so to “join the growing chorus” to oust Zimbabwe’s leader.
“As my administration has made clear, it is time for Robert Mugabe to go,” Mr Bush said in a statement released by the White House.
The United States will continue to work with other countries “to halt the violence and stem the humanitarian disaster that the Mugabe regime is inflicting on its people.”
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As the death toll nears 600 from a cholera epidemic, Mugabe’s government is accusing Western powers of attempting to exploit the crisis to force his departure.
The World Health Organisation said cholera could affect as many as 60,000 people in a worst-case scenario.
But the African Union (AU) has rejected calls for the Zimbabwean president to quit.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 10:13 am