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2008-09-08 09:00:51

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 6 September [Report By Jennifer Dube: "Zim risks missing out on vital aid: EU"] Accra - While the European Union welcomes the Zimbabwe government's recent decision to lift a ban on humanitarian activities of non-governmental organizations in the country this does not alter the way it has been channelling funds to Harare, EU Director-General Stefano Manservisi said last week. Speaking during a...

2008-08-22 12:00:41

Text of report by UK-based Zimbabwean news website Zimdaily.com on 22 August [Report by Nozipho Maseko: "International satellite feed company acquitted"] Zimbabwe - Harare -A South African company that provided satellite feeds in Harare for international news channels that covered the historic Zimbabwe general election has been acquitted by a Harare Court. Harare Magistrate Archie Wochiunga acquitted South African company, Globecast Satellite which was facing charges of violating...

2008-07-31 09:00:35

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 31 July [Report by Jameson Mombe: "Zimbabwe Talks Resume on Sunday: Mbeki"] HARARE - Talks between Zimbabwe's feuding political parties will resume next Sunday, South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Wednesday. "The negotiators are working hard and have committed themselves to the time-frame. They will resume on Sunday," Mbeki told reporters after an hour-long meeting with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare....

2008-07-29 06:00:42

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 28 July [Report by Nqolwani Nyathi: "Varsity Lecturers Threaten Strike Over Pay Grievances"] Lecturers at state universities, who have been on a go slow for the past three weeks, demanding salaries of US$1 200 for the least paid academic staff have threatened to down tools this week if their grievances are not met. The Zimbabwe State Universities Union of Academics (Zisua), which represents lecturers...

2008-07-21 12:00:47

By Kim Thomas RADIO ZIMBABWE As Zimbabwe clamps down on free speech, Gerry Jackson's British radio station is reaching out to its most helpless citizens, writes Kim Thomas Barely a day goes by without more bad news from Zimbabwe, whether it's the rigged presidential election, the murder and torture of the regime's political opponents, or the rampant inflation that has reached 2.2 million per cent. But for people living in Zimbabwe, news is hard to come by. Broadcasters are controlled...

2008-06-30 03:00:02

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 30 June [Report by Jameson Mombe and Wayne Mafaro: "Mugabe Sworn In, Leaves Room for Talks"] HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was sworn in for a fresh five-year term that will take his rule to more than three decades. The hastily organized ceremony at Mugabe's State House presidential palace in Harare marked the conclusion of a presidential run-off election that had the 84-year old Mugabe as sole candidate and which...

2008-06-29 00:00:48

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election Friday in which President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate, ensuring he will remain in power despite international condemnation of the balloting as a sham. Residents said they were forced to vote by threats of violence or arson from the Mugabe supporters, who searched for anyone without an ink-stained finger - the telltale sign...

2008-06-28 12:00:03

By Angus Shaw Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election Friday in which President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate, ensuring he will remain in power despite international condemnation of the balloting as a sham. Residents said they were forced to vote by threats of violence or arson from the Mugabe supporters, who searched for anyone without an ink-stained finger -- the telltale...

2008-06-24 02:29:11

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 24 June [Report by Wayne Mafaro: "Theres No Threat to Tsvangirais Life: Zim Police Chief"] HARARE - Zimbabwe police chief Augustine Chihuri on Monday accused the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Morgan Tsvangirai of lying about threats to his life and seeking refuge at the Dutch embassy in Harare as a stunt meant to besmirch the country's image abroad. Chihuri, a staunch loyalist of President Robert...

2006-08-28 14:42:25

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - The president of Botswana offered Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe rare diplomatic solidarity on Monday by praising a leader largely shunned by the West over his policies. Festus Mogae, who has at times broken ranks with African leaders by publicly criticizing Mugabe over Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis, endorsed Mugabe's controversial seizures of white-owned farms for blacks as politically "necessary" and said the country's...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.