Zimbabwe's crisis has lurched into a new crevasse. President Robert Mugabe vows to form a new government regardless of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. The MDC thunders this is meaningless until power-sharing talks are concluded. Those negotiations have been stalled for two weeks, with Mugabe refusing to surrender executive powers to MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Mugabe won't have an easy ride, though. His opponents control parliament for the first time in 28 years. On Tuesday, MP's jeered the 84-year-old strongman as he addressed the newly convened assembly.
To discuss the situation, Pierre Cherruau, head of the Africa Service for Courrrier International magazine has joined Armen Gerogian on the FRANCE 24 set.
Cherruau has recently published 'Chien Fantome' or 'Ghost Dog', a work of fiction based on his reporting around the continent. (Chien fantôme, Editions Après la lune, 2008; Togo or not Togo, Editions Baleine-Le Seuil, 2008.)
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