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In Zimbabwe, No End to Suffering
(Dec. 23): The Mugabe regime continues to impede humanitarian access, despite warnings that over 5 million Zimbabweans may go hungry in the coming months and a cholera epidemic that has already afflicted tens of thousands. Fact Sheet
Special Briefing on Zimbabwe
(Dec. 11): Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore and Ambassador to Zimbabwe James McGee held a special briefing to discuss the humanitarian and political crises in Zimbabwe. Full Text
Zimbabwe Blog: Time for Mugabe to Go
(Dec. 10): Ambassador McGee blogged today on the dire humanitarian crisis happening in Zimbabwe. Full Text
2008 International Human Rights Day Awards Ceremony
Secretary Rice (Dec. 8): "The Diplomacy for Freedom Award is given annually to a U.S. Head of Mission for his or her work to end tyranny and promote democracy. This year’s honoree is James D. McGee, our Ambassador to Zimbabwe.
Ambassador McGee on DIPNOTE
(Dec. 2): Ambassador McGee wrote on DIPNOTE, State Department's Blog, about Thanksgiving and food [in]security in Zimbabwe. Full Text | Fact Sheet
Crisis in Zimbabwe
Secretary Rice (Dec. 5): "It’s well past time for Robert Mugabe to leave. I think that’s now obvious. The fact is that there was a sham election. There then has been a sham process of power-sharing talks. And now, we are seeing not only the political and economic toll that is being taken on the people of Zimbabwe, but the toll in the humanitarian dimension as this cholera epidemic has broken out." Full Text | President's Statement (Dec. 9)
DIPNOTE: Assistant Secretary Frazer Blogs on Zimbabwe
(Nov. 28): Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi E. Frazer shares her thoughts on the humanitarian and political crisis in Zimbabwe via the State Department's blogosphere, DIPNOTE. Full Text