Tuesday, November 4, 2008

SADC to hold summit on Zimbabwe in SAfrica Sunday

Tue 4 Nov 2008, 8:34 GMT
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Regional leaders will hold a summit in South Africa on Sunday aimed at breaking a deadlock in negotiations threatening Zimbabwe's power-sharing deal, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa told Reuters the meeting would also discuss recent fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The heads of state of Mozambique, Swaziland and Angola, who form regional group SADC's security committee, and Zimbabwe's political parties, failed last month to secure a breakthrough in talks on the formation of Zimbabwe's cabinet.
Setting up a unity government is seen as critical to reversing Zimbabwe's economic meltdown. (Reporting by Marius Bosch) http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL4435162.html

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