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Police in Zimbabwe halt opposition policy launch

Zimbabwean police yesterday banned Morgan Tsvangirai’s opposition party from launching its long-awaited and detailed proposals to rebuild the country’s crumbling economy. Using security laws, officers prevented the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) from meeting international diplomats and journalists to announce their new economic programme, called Restart. Under Zimbabwe’s public order and security act, all public meetings of more than three people must have police approval, and police insisted the MDC’s application had been delivered to the wrong room and had not been processed. Police added they did not have enough officers on hand to ensure security for yesterday’s meeting. Full Story

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