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Humanitarian Christian Alliance Gains Influence In Zimbabwe Politics

The Christian Alliance of church leaders brought together by humanitarian relief efforts has raised its profile through the meeting that it organized in Harare on July 29 and at which rival rival faction leaders of the Movement for Democratic Change took steps toward reuniting the party.

But a spokesman for the Alliance emphasized that this feat was not on the agenda for the "Save Zimbabwe" conference to which the ruling ZANU-PF party was invited as well as the country's opposition parties. About 500 political leaders gathered to share ideas on solutions to the country's long-running crisis.

Jonah Gokovah, ecumenical support services coordinator of The Christian Alliance, told reporter Carole Gombakomba of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe about what the humanitarian organization hopes to achieve in the political sphere.

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