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Zimbabwean gov’t axes talkshow

World Brief

Television authorities in the southern African state of Zimbabwe have banned a weekly talkshow critical of President Robert Mugabe’s policies and actions.

“Talk to the Nation,” sponsored by pro-government civic org the National Development Assembly, aired just three times before Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corp. pulled it. ZBC chairman Gideon Gono denied the program had been scrapped for political reasons, citing ZBC policy as the reason in a letter to the NDA.

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