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news - Video: Mugabe: West 'Dividing Zimbabwe'

september 25th, 2009

"President Robert Mugabe has accused the West of using 'filthy clandestine divisive antics' to undermine Zimbabwe's power-sharing government.

He again called for sanctions to be lifted, saying they were 'ruining the lives of our children.'

The sanctions prevent him and his closest allies from travelling and accessing their assets abroad.

Donors are wary of releasing aid money to the government, fearing they could be misused by Mr Mugabe or his allies.

They also point to continued harassment of activists of the former opposition Movement for Democratic Change, even after the MDC joined the government.

Long-time rivals Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC leader, and Mr Mugabe signed a power-sharing agreement a year ago, after a disputed election."

You can watch the video here.

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