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2008-12-04 14:25:00

Zimbabwe's health minister has announced a national emergency resulting from a deadly cholera outbreak and called for international assistance.Health minister David Parirenyatwa said health officials were suffering from a staff shortage, state media reported on Thursday. The outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 560 people.The declaration came one day after a riot began between police officers and health care workers who were demonstrating for better pay and working conditions in the...

2008-11-23 10:33:02

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is trying to cover up the extent of a cholera epidemic in the country, doctors say. Medics protesting outside the Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare were beaten by riot police last week as they called for Mugabe to provide drugs and intravenous drips for cholera victims, The Sunday Times of London reported. The doctors said the government is paralyzed by the cholera crisis and is only interested in covering it up so as not to show any weakness while...

2008-10-05 12:00:19

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 4 October [Report by Vusumuzi Sifile : "Cloud Over State Varsities"] The crisis at state universities has reached unprecedented levels with all major centres of learning failing to open for the first semester of the 2008/2009 academic year. The Standard has so far confirmed that the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), National University of Science and Technology (Nust), Midlands State University (MSU) and...

2008-09-26 09:00:40

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 26 September [Report by Wayne Mafaro: "Doctors Warn of Looming Health Disaster in Zim Cities"] Harare - A Zimbabwe doctors' organization has warned of a looming health disaster in the country's cities and said a new power- sharing government to be formed by the country's rival political leaders should act urgently to provide clean water in urban areas. The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) said in statement...

2008-09-22 15:00:37

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly Financial Gazette on 18 September The distribution of emergency food supplies to starving peasants across the country after a four-month suspension of relief aid has resumed. A convoy of Red Cross Red Crescent trucks left warehouses in Harare, Bulawayo, and Mutare yesterday carrying 383 metric tonnes of food aid for vulnerable communities countrywide as part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s...

2008-09-16 15:00:13

Text of report by privately-owned weekly newspaper The Zimbabwe Independent website on 16 September [Report by Dumisani Muleya/Constantine Chimakure: "Leaders Meet over Cabinet"] Zimbabwe's political leaders who signed a power-sharing agreement in Harare yesterday meet today to allocate ministries to their parties and assign ministers to relevant portfolios as they prepare for a new cabinet to be announced anytime from now. President Robert Mugabe would meet Prime Minister-designate...

2008-09-16 09:00:19

By CELIA W DUGGER By Celia W. Dugger and Alan Cowell The New York Times HARARE, Zimbabwe After more than 28 years of unbroken power, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe signed an agreement with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday to divide the responsibilities for running the troubled country. While many of the pieces of the long-awaited deal remained either unresolved or unannounced, Tsvangirai said the agreement "sees the return of hope to all our lives." Despite...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

Text of report by privately-owned weekly newspaper The Zimbabwe Independent website on 11 September [Unattributed report: "Harare on Cholera Time-Bomb"] Harare is sitting on a cholera time bomb that may detonate anytime after the failure by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) to repair burst sewer pipes and restore normal water supplies, the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) have said. The warning came...

2008-09-12 00:00:09

By Basildon Peta Southern Africa Correspondent ZIMBABWE'S LEADERS have clinched a historic power-sharing deal that will end five months of political stalemate between President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition leader who defeated him in the first round of the presidential election. The South African President, Thabo Mbeki, who has mediated during months of fraught on-and-off negotiations, made the official announcement last night after four days of talks in Harare....


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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