President Barack Obama has announced $73m (£44m) in aid for Zimbabwe. The US president was speaking at the White House in Washington, where he met the visiting Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Mr Obama said he wanted to encourage the rule of law, human rights and basic health and education in Zimbabwe. Mr Tsvangirai – who entered a power-sharing agreement with President Robert Mugabe in February – is on an international tour to seek aid.

President Obama said he had “extraordinary admiration for the courage and tenacity” shown by Mr Tsvangirai, the leader of the former opposition Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe.



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