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Zimbabweâ€™s health minister has announced a national emergency resulting from a deadly cholera outbreak and called for international assistance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By CELIA W DUGGER By Celia W.
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.
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.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.