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December 09, 2003Mugabe storm - the summit is agog at the news that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has travelled to Geneva to attend WSIS - reports say there's confusion over whether he intends to address the summit. He's able to attend because the travel ban that stops him going to EU countries doesn't cover official UN functions. Plus, of course, Switzerland isn't in the EU...
Daily Summit has been reporting Mugabe's astonishing impact on last week's Commonwealth summit - an event he didn't even attend (see also our interview with Peter Tatchell, the man who has twice tried to arrest the Zimbabwean leader).
We also covered Mugabe's appearance at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Joburg, where his speech was greeted by laughter and cheers from members of the world's media.