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Zimbabwe Orders All NGOs to Re-Register


Zimbabwean state television says authorities have ordered all non-governmental organizations in the country to re-register in an effort to sift out those seeking regime change.

The state broadcaster said Monday that while pro-opposition and western organizations masquerading as relief agencies continue to mushroom, the government has annulled the registration of all NGOs.

The report said the opposition and an alliance of religious, civic and pro-democracy groups have been aligning themselves under the grouping of the Save Zimbabwe Campaign.

Also Monday, Britain's minister for Africa, David Triesman, said in London that pressure to end Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's regime was now "potentially unstoppable."

Dissent has been rising in Zimbabwe as people try to cope with shortages of food and fuel, and an annual inflation rate of 1,700 percent.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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