Commission Rallies Support for Zimbabwe

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe will use its nationwide network to rally support for rebuilding Zimbabwe following the recent formation of a unity government. “The new administration will need to work hard to end the human suffering” in Zimbabwe, which faces rampant inflation, a cholera epidemic and 90 percent unemployment, said Alouis Chaumba, head of the commission. Morgan Tsvangirai, 56, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, was sworn in as prime minister by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Feb. 11. Mugabe has said he will cooperate in the unity government. “We are very hopeful,” Chaumba said, adding that Zimbabweans “have been isolated from the international community for many years, and now we have the chance to hold our heads high.”

 

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