New Zimbabwe premier confident West will send aid

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's new prime minister says he is confident the international community will send aid and give its support now that the country's two main political rivals have agreed to share power.

The U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe said Washington is ready to feed hungry Zimbabweans but the new unity government must prove its commitment to democracy before it will get aid.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Tuesday he believes the power-sharing agreement signed with President Robert Mugabe will work because Mugabe needs the deal as much as the country needs it.

Tsvangirai says his priorities are getting food to hungry Zimbabweans and lifting restrictions on the media.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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