Thursday, January 31, 2002

Zim Watch

Surprisingly quiet. Two journalists are arrested, and foreign journalists are refused. Here's a South African take on the failure to suspend (the local independent press appears subdued on this), and the Africans try to arrange a safe exit for Bob. Here's the official Commonwealth text. The election commission has a load of army bods in it - and there are allegations of unauthorised ballot papers being handed out. The IMF wants some cash, or else no aid - and there's a bread shortage on the horizon as well as a Malaria epidemic in Harare. Oh well, the stock market's good.


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