Chilling

Cholera Crisis in Zimbabwe

The Independent has new details on the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe: One of the country’s health officials tells the paper that 3,000 have died of the disease in the last two weeks, not 300 as has been officially reported. "But even this higher figure is still an understatement because very few bother to register the deaths of their relatives these days," the official said. Munyaradzi Mudzingwa, who lives near Harare, tells the paper that the cemeteries have long lines; Mudzingwa waited behind 40 people when attempting to bury his brother. Zimbabwe has been locked in a political stalemate as Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai vie for power.