US to assist Wa Mutharika fix Zim

bingu_wa_mutharikaHARARE The United States (US) government says it will work with newly elected African Union chairman Bingu wa Mutharika (Pictured) to end ....

conflict and instability in Zimbabwe and other African trouble spots.

Zimbabwes unity government is battling to rebuild the country after a decade of political strife and acute recession. But incessant squabbling between President Robert Mugabe and his former opposition foes as well as failure to win significant financial support from Washington and its Western allies have held back the coalition governments reconstruction efforts.

In a statement, US assistant secretary of state for public affairs Phillip Crowley said Washington would work to find solutions to the crisis in Zimbabwe and several other African countries.

He said: “The United States will continue to work with the African Union to confront ongoing stability challenges in Guinea, Niger and Madagascar and to further peace and reconciliation in Somalia, Darfur, Zimbabwe and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

Washington will also step up cooperation with African nations to confront the scourge of sexual and gender-based violence on the continent, Crowley said.

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