Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has fired 4 top Cabinet ministers according to the AP:
All those involved were from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change party. Tsvangirai has no power over ministers from President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party in a unity government forged last year as a compromise after disputed national elections in 2008.
According to the AFP, Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai met with Secretary Clinton yesterday to “recognize that Zimbawe has made progress toward democracy as he appeared to suggest it ease sanctions”:
But there was no sign US President Barack Obama’s administration would ease sanctions targeted at President Robert Mugabe and his loyalists, the people with whom Tsvangirai has shared power uneasily for more than a year.
The World Economic Forum currently ongoing in Davos today held a panel with Vikram Akula, Bill Gates, Jeffrey Sachs, Helen Clark, Morgan Tsvangirai, and Michel Kazatchkine. The discussion focused on the Millennium Development Goals.
In yesterday’s presentation of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to the women of WOZA, President Obama offered some sharp words for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, as reported by the New York Times.