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Latest update : 2008-04-20

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is expected to discuss the political deadlock in Zimbabwe during a U.N. trade and development conference in Ghana starting on Sunday. (Report: B.Harris, K.Williams)

ACCRA, April 19 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday he would discuss post-election
deadlock in Zimbabwe with African leaders during a U.N. trade
and development conference in Ghana which starts on Sunday.
 

"In the next few days I will be discussing with President
(John) Kufuor (of Ghana) and other African leaders who will be
in Accra ... the issue about Zimbabwe and how to get
developments there back to normal," Ban told reporters on
arrival in Ghana.
 

He is in the West African country for the April 20-25 U.N.
Conference on Trade and Development which is likely to focus on
high world food prices and is due to be attended by heads of
state from Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Algeria.
 

The U.N. chief said he would discuss the post-election
situation in Kenya and the violence in Sudan's Darfur region
with African leaders at the conference, which is also due to be
attended by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Date created : 2008-04-20

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