Friday, July 01, 2005

Homeless Zimbabweans Glum

A U.N. Envoy is in Zimbabwe this week and is preparing a report on the demolitions that have left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Despite my initial skepticism that the U.N. never really accomplishes anything, I have to confess that she seems to be asking the hard-hitting questions.

"'When I asked them if they were happy, I got a resounding no. So definitely there are challenges that we have to sort out,' she said, quoted by AFP news agency, after visiting the Caledonia Farm site [where displaced people are being housed]."

Elsewhere on the continent, people are starting to express concerns that Darfuris are "feeling a little low".

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