Mugabe slams UK 'unholy alliance'
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has criticised the UK, Australia and New Zealand for pursuing an “Anglo-Saxon unholy alliance” against him. These countries have led demands for action to be taken against him by the Commonwealth, which is holding its annual summit in Nigeria this week. Despite intense lobbying, Mr Mugabe was not invited to the meeting in Abuja. Zimbabwe was suspended from the Commonwealth after allegations of fraud during last year’s elections. “We abhor the global high-handedness of the strong and powerful,” he said in his annual state of the nation address to parliament. “Recent events in Iraq have clearly shown that a unipolar order that presently governs international relations is both unjust and unsustainable. It is a source of conflict, and even of war,” Mr Mugabe said. Full Story