Latest Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front Stories

2005-11-26 03:56:09

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe voters trickled to the polls on Saturday in controversial elections for a new Senate which the opposition is partly boycotting over accusations the poll is designed to consolidate President Robert Mugabe's rule. Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF this year used its parliamentary majority to create the new 66-seat upper chamber of parliament, which will approve or reject bills passed by the lower house. The ZANU-PF went into the elections a certain...

2005-06-28 12:27:23

By Stella Mapenzauswa HARARE (Reuters) - A former Zimbabwe opposition legislatorfreed on Tuesday after nine months in jail for assaulting agovernment minister described his ordeal as "hell" and saidinmates were beaten daily and kept barely clothed. "I feel very sad for those that are left behind there ...because I should imagine if one gets to hell, that is what youexperience," Roy Bennett, a shrunken version of his normallyburly self, told a news conference after his release. Parliament...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.