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02 July 2008 Military News

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  • COMOROS: Cautious optimism after calm Anjouan elections IRIN 02 Jul 2008 -- Results from the election on 29 June show that voters on the Comorian island of Anjouan have chosen their next president and observers hope a year of political turmoil will make way for calm and much needed development.
  • Britain Announces Plans to Ban Hezbollah's Military Wing VOA 02 Jul 2008 -- The British government says it plans to place the entire military wing of the Lebanese Shi'ite Hezbollah movement on its list of banned terrorist organizations.
  • UN Security Council Considering Tighter Zimbabwe Sanctions VOA 02 Jul 2008 -- The U.N. Security Council is considering a U.S.-written draft resolution on Zimbabwe that would tighten sanctions against the government of Robert Mugabe and a dozen individuals
  • Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai Throws Cold Water On Unity Government Talk VOA 02 Jul 2008 -- Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Wednesday that he is not prepared to negotiate with President Robert Mugabe and his ruling party as to a government of national unity until the political violence that has claimed scores of opposition lives is halted.
  • African Union Offers Constructive Advice In "Watered-Down" Statement VOA 02 Jul 2008 -- Though this week's African Union summit offered constructive advice to Zimbabwe urging the establishment of a government of national unity to resolve the crisis, observers say that the gathered heads of state side-stepped the main question as to the legitimacy of the country's June 27 run-off vote and thus of the government of President Robert Mugabe.
  • Zimbabwe Opposition Rejects Unity Government, Mbeki Mediation VOA 02 Jul 2008 -- Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has rejected the African Union call for a government of national unity



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