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16 November 2017 &#150 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is closely following developments in Zimbabwe, and has called for continued calm in the southern African country, the UN Spokesman said Thursday.

&#8220He underlines the importance of resolving political differences through peaceful means, including through dialogue and in conformity with the country's Constitution,&#8221 said Stéphane Dujarric.

According to media reports, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe, who has led the country since 1980, under house arrest.

The UN Spokesman said that Mr. Guterres welcomed the efforts initiated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) &#8220to facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation,&#8221 and &#8220remains in contact with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and regional leaders in support of such efforts.&#8221

&#8220The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations&#39 commitment to continuing to support Zimbabwe's national efforts to consolidate democratic governance,&#8221 the Spokesman concluded.

16 November 2017 &#150 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is closely following developments in Zimbabwe, and has called for continued calm in the southern African country, the UN Spokesman said Thursday.

&#8220He underlines the importance of resolving political differences through peaceful means, including through dialogue and in conformity with the country's Constitution,&#8221 said Stéphane Dujarric.

According to media reports, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe, who has led the country since 1980, under house arrest.

The UN Spokesman said that Mr. Guterres welcomed the efforts initiated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) &#8220to facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation,&#8221 and &#8220remains in contact with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and regional leaders in support of such efforts.&#8221

&#8220The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations&#39 commitment to continuing to support Zimbabwe's national efforts to consolidate democratic governance,&#8221 the Spokesman concluded.

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