The Daily Bork

June 27, 2005

Dear poor of Zimbabwe, you are definitely screwed now...

HARARE: A special envoy of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived on an assessment trip in Zimbabwe on Sunday amid a mounting global outcry over President Robert Mugabe's crackdown on illegal shantytowns.


Anna Tibaijuka, the executive director of UN-HABITAT, the global body's housing agency, will spend several days observing the results of "Operation Restore Order," a clean-up campaign that has demolished tens of thousands of homes and shops and left as many as 300,000 people homeless.

"I'm here at the request of the secretary-general to assess the situation here and to see how we can work together to put everything in the way that everybody would like to have them," Tibaijuka, of Tanzania, told reporters.

"We are basically looking at the Operation ... and to see the impact and how we can work together to assist all those affected. The secretary-general is of course following the situation with keen interest."

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