Zimbabwe: talks and medals

Robert Mugabe has presented a medal to the head of the Zimbabwe Election Commission which oversaw the presidential elections. There have been ongoing negotiations mediated by South African President Thabo Mbeki trying to produce a power sharing government involving both Mugabe’s ZANU-PF and the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai.

The agreement being discussed would apparently see Mr Mugabe remain president with Mr Tsvangirai, becoming prime minister. Whether or not a settlement will be achieved is, however, highly unclear.