Carter warns situation appears dire in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says the crisis in Zimbabwe appears to be much worse than anything ever imagined.

Carter's weekend humanitarian mission to the southern African country was blocked by the Zimbabwean government.

He spoke Monday after meeting charity, donor and civil leaders from Zimbabwe in neighboring South Africa.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and human rights advocate Graca Machel also were supposed to visit Zimbabwe.

A cholera epidemic has killed hundreds of Zimbabweans and spilled across the border into South Africa. Officials say Zimbabwe's political and economic collapse caused the outbreak.

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


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