Monday, December 15, 2008


A Zimbabwean woman carries wood to boild water at home in Harare on December 13, 2008. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was to hold talks next week with the UN on Zimbabwe, as Harare blamed Britain for a "genocidal" cholera outbreak and President Robert Mugabe ignored mounting calls to quit. Zimbabwe's crumbling infrastructure has helped spread the disease across the country, as broken water and sewage pipes have left many neighbourhoods without clean drinking water or adequate sanitation.

 The front page of Zimbabwe local governmenet owned newspaper the Sunday Mail is displayed in Harare on December 14, 2008 A draft constitutional amendment paving the way for a unity government was published in the government gazette Saturday, the first step toward bringing it to parliament for approval. A copy of the draft obtained by AFP names opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as the new prime minister, and sets out the powers of the new office. The draft appeared to give Mugabe the power to swear in Tsvangirai even before parliament approves the amendment, a process that could drag on for weeks.

A Zimbabwean woman and a child walk among garbage in Harare on December 13, 2008.


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