ZIMBABWE: Tsvangirai appeals for aid ahead of talks

Published on 16 January 2009

Morgan Tsvangirai, embattled leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Zimbabwe's main opposition party, has urged humanitarian agencies to continue aid to the country, and announced plans to reopen negotiations with President Robert Mugabe. [...] The World Food Programme has predicted that 5.5 million people - half the population - will need food aid in the first quarter of 2009.

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