South Africa and China block Zimbabwe discussion
source: The Zimbabwe Guardian
SOUTH AFRICA and China yesterday blocked efforts to include Zimbabwe on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council as the group met yesterday.
Lynn Pascoe, undersecretary-general for political affairs, presented a report handed over to him by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change’s Secretary General Tendai Biti, to the 15-member council.
China, Russia, Libya and Vietnam spoke up against any Security Council discussion and action on Zimbabwe. Burkina Faso said that Africa should take the lead and the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) should be given the opportunity to mediate in the Zimbabwe situation.
Diplomats indicated that since South Africa, currently chairing the Security Council, was opposed to discussion on Zimbabwe, the issue will no [continue reading]