Friday, April 10, 2009
Small steps at political reconciliation in Zimbabwe
The new unity government in Zimbabwe has pledged to work for national reconciliation, as well as tackling the country’s urgent problems, including trying to stem its worst-ever cholera epidemic and ensuring its people have enough food to eat. Its a huge task. The country has been riven by political differences between supporters of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party, and those supporting Morgan Tsvangirai, who headed a faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (or MDC). But in one rural area of Zimbabwe, steps have begun to try to heal the wounds of the past and reunite a deeply divided community.