Obama Out to Topple Mugabe

US to lead push for UN sanctions
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2009 1:49 AM CST
Susan Rice, the new US ambassador to the United Nations is leading the US diplomatic effort to sanction Robert Mugabe.   (AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews)
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(Newser) – President Obama is preparing to lead an international effort to crack down on the Mugabe regime with an aim to driving the controversial autocrat from office, reports the Times of London. The US will push for tougher UN sanctions against Zimbabwe, including a foreign investment ban, and press Russia and China not to veto the action. There's a "tremendous miscarriage of justice in that country and it has to end," said an Obama aide.