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Zimbabwe at war

Published:Monday | April 21, 2008 | 12:34 PM

A key opposition figure in Zimbabwe said African leaders and the UN must act to ensure democracy triumphs in that country.

MDC Secretary General, Tendai Biti said Zimbabwe is now in what he describes as a war situation following disputed polls on March 29.

He said 10 people have been killed, hundreds injured and thousands displaced in post-election violence.

Three weeks after polls were held, the presidential result is still unknown.

After a request from the ruling party, electoral officials are conducting a partial recount of the parliamentary vote, won by the MDC.

Votes are being recounted in 23 constituencies, a process election officials said could take more than three days to complete.