Aid agencies ramp up response to Zimbabwe cholera outbreak

HARARE (Reuters) – The World Health Organization and the Red Cross said on Thursday they were ramping up their emergency responses to Zimbabwe’s deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade, with politicians trading blame over contaminated water and collapsing infrastructure.

The death toll rose to 26 from the disease, testing the capacity of a new government to handle a major crisis just weeks after violent demonstrations that followed the first election since Robert Mugabe was toppled in a coup.

The opposition controls the city government in the capital, and exchanged blame with the ruling…

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