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Zimbabwe's Civil Society Seeks Support Across Southern African Region

The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, an umbrella for nongovernmental organizations in the Southern African country, has launched a new initiative to mobilize civic groups in nearby countries to support the Zimbabwean opposition's drive for reform.

Leaders of the group have just returned from Tanzania and in recent weeks traveled to Botswana and South Africa. They soon will visit Malawi and Zambia.

Crisis Coalition Advocacy Officer Itayi Zimunya told reporter Patience Rusere that his group hopes non-governmental organizations around the Southern AFrican region will lobby their own governments to take a firmer stance on the Zimbabwe crisis.

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