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2008-08-26 15:00:07

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 26 August [Report by Jameson Mombe: "Mugabe Remains Optimistic about Talks Deal"] HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said there was "every expectation" of reaching a power-sharing agreement with the opposition in a speech on Tuesday to mark the opening of Parliament. Negotiations to form a government of national unity have stalled because MDC [Movement for Democratic Change] leader Morgan Tsvangirai and Mugabe cannot...

2008-07-30 12:00:25

South African President Thabo Mbeki traveled Wednesday to Zimbabwe for talks between that country's president and the leader of a main opposition party. The South African Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Mbeki's visit is part of his role in mediating Zimbabwean governance structure between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, CNN reported. Mbeki is to meet separately with Mugabe and MDC official...

2008-07-28 15:00:27

Text of report by South African newspaper Business Day website on 28 July [Editorial: "Zimbabwe Talks"] Before we fall all over each other to praise President Thabo Mbeki for orchestrating the signing of an understanding between Zimbabwe's political parties, some perspective is necessary. First, Mbeki had to wait until Mugabe was on his knees before shoving a document under his nose. Mbeki never had the moral or political courage to confront him while he was standing. Second, it is...

2008-07-22 03:00:20

Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 22 July [Report by Lebo Nkatazo: "Mugabe, Tsvangirai and Mutambara Sign Agreement"] Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara on Monday put their signatures to a memorandum of understanding document that paves the way for power sharing talks between Zimbabwe's main political parties. Mugabe, the leader of the ruling Zanu PF [Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front] party, said the agreement allowed...

2008-07-21 08:44:37

Zimbabwe's main opposition party is expected to sign an agreement with the country's ruling party in advance of another round of peace talks, officials said. The memorandum of understanding would set guidelines on consultations between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party and the Movement for Democratic Change party, Voice of America reported Monday. The expected signing comes after talks mediator South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki, proposed a team from Southern African...

2008-07-02 12:00:32

Text of report by Dumisani Muleya and Hopewell Radebe entitled "Mbeki 'on Verge of Zimbabwe Unity Deal'" published by South African newspaper Business Day website on 1 July President Thabo Mbeki appears to be on the verge of a breakthrough in mediating Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis, after his envoys secured promises of talks on a power-sharing deal between President Robert Mugabe and his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai. Mbeki's possible solution - after eight years of failed attempts...

2008-07-01 15:00:15

Text of report by South African newspaper The Star website on 1 July [Report by Fiona Forde: "Strong AU Action on Zimbabwe Seems Unlikely"] Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt - Hopes for a tough resolution that will bring an end to Zimbabwe's political crisis were fading as the African Union summit entered its second and final day. A draft copy of the resolution tabled for discussion yesterday and today, which is in The Star's possession, suggests that the 53- member bloc is not prepared to go any...

2008-07-01 00:04:27

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe was sworn in as president for a sixth term Sunday after a widely discredited runoff in which he was the only candidate. His main rival dismissed the inauguration as "an exercise in self-delusion." Just hours after electoral officials said Mugabe won Friday's presidential runoff, which observers said was marred by violence and intimidation, the 84-year-old leader sounded a conciliatory note. "Sooner or...

2008-06-30 09:00:38

By Angus Shaw Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe was sworn in as president for a sixth term Sunday after a widely discredited runoff in which he was the only candidate. His main rival dismissed the inauguration as "an exercise in self-delusion." Just hours after electoral officials said Mugabe won Friday's presidential runoff, which observers said was marred by violence and intimidation, the 84-year-old leader sounded a conciliatory note. "Sooner...

2008-06-25 15:00:29

Text of report by Violet Gonda entitled "Tsvangirai cannot withdraw from runoff -law expert" published by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website, on 24 June Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai cannot withdraw from the presidential election run-off, a constitutional law expert said on Monday, a day after the MDC [Movement for Democratic Change] leader announced he was pulling out of Friday's election. Lovemore Madhuku, who is also the chairman of the National...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.