Zimbabwe's president is back from UN, cancels criticized trip to Ecuador

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe state radio says President Robert Mugabe arrived home Sunday from the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Mugabe canceled an onward trip to Ecuador where he was to receive an honorary doctorate in law from a discredited Christian university that has broken away from the mainstream Anglican Church in South America.

The Anglican Diocese of Harare, in a pastoral notice Sunday, urged its congregation to "distance themselves from any activities" of the Ecuadorean university led by Walter Roberto Crespo.

The diocese described Crespo as a "rebel" of the church who spent three years in jail in Ecuador for running guns to the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) of neighboring Columbia.