Zimbabwe

Tsvangirai to Visit Sweden Next Week

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is to visit Sweden next week as part of his tour to Europe and the United States. Tsvangirai is the first representative of a Zimbabwean government in almost a decade who will be welcomed by the European Union.

His trip’s aim is to drum up financial aid for a unity government he formed with rival President Robert Mugabe in February after an electoral standoff that worsened an economic crisis.

Tsvangirai will first visit the Netherlands, Britain, France, Sweden and the European Union’s Brussels headquarters. After that he will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

Western donors say they will not release substantial aid until Zimbabwe's new administration undertakes political and other reforms.

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