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  • ZIMBABWE: I'll show you mine if you show me yours IRIN 29 Apr 2008 -- A month after Zimbabweans went to the polls, a recount of 23 disputed constituencies revealed no major changes and has served to confirm the status quo that, for the first time since independence in 1980, President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF has lost control of parliament.
  • UN experts condemn 'intimidation, violence and torture' in Zimbabwe UN News Centre 29 Apr 2008 -- Intimidation, violence and torture are being used to take retribution against supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) after last month's presidential elections in Zimbabwe, according a statement issued today by a group of United Nations human rights rapporteurs.
  • UN offers to help to resolve political crisis in Zimbabwe UN News Centre 29 Apr 2008 -- The United Nations stands ready to support regional diplomacy to help end the political crisis in Zimbabwe, where violence has flared after last month's presidential elections, the world body's political chief, B. Lynn Pascoe, said today.
  • Death Toll Mounts In Zimbabwe As UN Security Council Mulls Action VOA 29 Apr 2008 -- Mounting and increasingly deadly post-election political violence in Zimbabwe, alleged to be organized by the governing ZANU-PF party of President Robert Mugabe, came under scrutiny Tuesday in the United Nations Security Council which considered appeals for the U.N. to dispatch a special envoy to intervene in the crisis.
  • Zimbabwe Opposition Calls on UN to Intervene in Crisis VOA 29 Apr 2008 -- Zimbabwe's political opposition is calling on the United Nations to intervene to help end the post-election crisis gripping the nation
  • China Denies Foreign Pressure Led to Talks With Dalai Lama's Envoy VOA 29 Apr 2008 -- China's Foreign Ministry denies foreign pressure led to Beijing's decision to revive talks with a representative of the Dalai Lama
  • UN Announces Food Crisis Task Force VOA 29 Apr 2008 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will head a new task force to tackle the global food crisis that is plunging tens of millions of people into poverty and hunger
  • China ready for dialogue with Dalai Lama RIA Novosti 29 Apr 2008 -- Chinese officials are ready to meet "in the coming days" with representatives of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader who they blame for last month's riots in the Tibetan capital, the Xinhua news agency said Tuesday.
  • UN Security Council to Discuss Zimbabwe Crisis VOA 29 Apr 2008 -- The United Nations Security Council meets Tuesday to discuss the post-election crisis in Zimbabwe.



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