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2008-09-17 00:00:12

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - President Robert Mugabe relaxed his iron hold on Zimbabwe for the first time in nearly three decades of one- man rule on Monday, forced by escalating economic chaos into sharing power with his bitter political rivals.Thousands of supporters of the rival parties threw stones at each other outside the convention center and several hundred broke through the gates into the sprawling grounds of the convention center where the signing ceremony took...

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 12:00:15

By Basildon Peta PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday signed away total control of Zimbabwe after nearly three decades, entering into a power-sharing deal that it is hoped will jump-start the country's collapsed economy. But despite the handshakes and smiles for the cameras at the convention centre in Harare, clear signs of the bitterness and division remained. MPs from the Movement for Democratic Change and the former ruling party, Zanu PF jeered at each other during the signing ceremony,...

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...

2008-09-15 15:00:02

Text of report by influential, privately-owned South African daily Business Day website on 15 September [Editorial: "Zimbabwe's Deal"] OPTIMIST that he is, President Thabo Mbeki said of the Zimbabwe power-sharing agreement reached last week that it was "inevitable that it will succeed". As the broker of the deal, Mbeki can hardly be faulted for trying to sell it. But even he can't really believe there is anything inevitable about its success. Indeed, if Zimbabwe's leaders make this...

2008-09-15 12:00:25

Text of report by South African newspaper Business Report website on 15 September [Report by Justin Brown: "Zimbabwe Deal To Open Investment Flow"] Johannesburg -Billions of rands in investment could flow into Zimbabwe's economy, especially in the mineral resources sector, after the political settlement reached last week between Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF. Eddie Cross, the MDC policy coordinator, said on Friday that the...

2008-09-15 09:00:06

Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 15 September [Unattributed report: "Historic Power Sharing Deal Signed"] Zimbabwe's rival political parties signed a landmark power- sharing deal on Monday which will see President Robert Mugabe ceding some of his powers for the first time in nearly three decades of iron rule. Mugabe, main opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara -who heads a breakaway MDC faction -signed...

2008-09-15 09:00:06

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai Monday signed a power-sharing deal after months of debate and negotiations. Under the terms of the agreement, Mugabe will remain president and Tsvangirai, a former presidential candidate and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change Party, will become prime minister, CNN reported. Hundreds of jubilant observers cheered outside a Harare hotel as the longtime rivals attended a signing ceremony inside. The deal,...

2008-09-15 06:00:31

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 13 September [Report by Godfrey Mutimba: "Masvingo Teachers Demand Payment in Foreign Currency"] Struggling teachers in Masvingo have resorted to demanding payment in South African rand for extra lessons. The teachers make the demands to desperate students, who are keen to complete their studies ahead of the November examinations. The students, who lost close to "half a year's lessons" due to...

2008-09-15 00:00:10

By Basildon Peta Southern Africa Correspondent Zimbabwe's political leaders will sign a historic power sharing agreement today which, in effect, ends Robert Mugabe's 28-year monopoly on power. For the first time since white rule ended in 1980, the 84-year-old President will have to govern with a cabinet in which the combined opposition will have a majority of seats. Mr Mugabe and the leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, Morgan Tsvangirai, spent much of the weekend...


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2007-12-21 11:03:40

The Grey Rhebok or Grey Rhebuck (Pelea capreolus), is a species of antelope endemic to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. They prefer grassy, mountainous habitat They are also known as the Vaal Rhebok or Vaalribbok. Rheboks carry a woolly grey coat to insulate them from the cold of their habitat. Only the males carry the straight horns. Males become extremely aggressive during the breeding season.

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2007-10-24 16:32:18

The Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus), is a bushshrike and a passerine bird closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae. This species is endemic to southern Africa, mainly in South Africa and Namibia, with an isolated population in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. It is a species of open habitats, including karoo scrub, fynbos and parks and gardens in urban areas. The adult Bokmakierie is a 8.6-9.0 inch long bird with olive-green upperparts and a...

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2007-01-19 19:26:46

The yellow mongoose is a small mammal averaging about 1 lb (1/2 kg) in weight and about 20 in (500 mm) in length. A member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country. It resides from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. There are as many as twelve subspecies of yellow mongoose. In general, the yellow mongoose has lighter highlights on the underbelly and chin, a bushy tail. Southern yellow mongooses are larger. They have...

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2007-01-01 16:39:37

The yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. It has a slim body with long arms and legs and a yellowish-brown hair. It resembles the chacma baboon but is smaller. Its muzzle is not as elongated. The hairless face is black, framed with white sideburns. Males can grow to about 33.07 in (84 cm), females to about 23.62 in (60 cm). It has a long tail that grows to be nearly as long as the body. The yellow baboon inhabits grasslands and light forests....

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conjunto
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The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin