The Challenge of Solving Zimbabwe Crisis

Vaccines to the people

ZIMBABWE’s 2008 political and economic crises are part of The Elders’ “So Far” story shared on its website to highlight what it has achieved and attempted to solve since its formation in 2007.The Elders is an independent association of some of the world’s former leaders brought together by late South African President Nelson Mandela to promote global peace and ethical leadership.What Is The Hardest Truth A Friend Has Ever Had To Tell You? | TV IndependentThe 2008 crisis in Zimbabwe saw thousands die from hunger while millions more fled the country fleeing the politically tense environment.The situation was worsened after now late President Robert Mugabe was defeated in that year’s presidential by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai is also late.The post-election violence after the 2008 elections forced The Elders to step in, but Mugabe barred them from travelling to Zimbabwe and they ended addressing journalists in South Africa.“In the shadow of an escalating humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe – and refusal from the Zimbabwean Government to cooperate on The Elders’ planned humanitarian visit Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and Grace Machel held a press conference at the airport in South Africa about the situation,” The Elders said on their commentary on Zimbabwe.

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