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2008-09-12 12:00:18

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. The warning came...

2008-09-12 12:00:11

Zimbabwe today looked to be on the brink of an historic power- sharing deal that could finally end Robert Mugabe's 28-year monopoly on power in the country. South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki announced the news and said a government of national unity would be announced on Monday. The announcement was given a cautious welcome in Britain by former Cabinet Minister and minister for Africa Peter Hain. He said the reported deal between President Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan...

2008-09-12 12:00:11

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader has struck a deal to share power with President Robert Mugabe and bring an end to the political stalemate that has crippled the inflation-wracked African nation. Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai told reporters last night that the parties "have got a deal". He did not elaborate on the terms of the agreement, saying the mediator would soon give details. The mediator is South African President Thabo Mbeki, who confirmed later in the...

2008-09-12 09:00:12

By Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- President Robert Mugabe agreed to share power with the opposition Thursday after more than two decades as Zimbabwe's unchallenged leader, South Africa's president announced. South African leader Thabo Mbeki, who mediated at the negotiation, did not immediately offer details but said the agreement would be signed and made public Monday. "I am absolutely certain that the leadership of Zimbabwe is committed to implementing these agreements," Mbeki...

2008-09-12 06:00:19

Text of report by non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency [Michelle Faul: "Zimbabwe Opposition Say Some Unhappy Over Deal"] Officials say some Zimbabwe opposition leaders are unhappy with a complicated deal that finally has President Robert Mugabe agreeing to relinquish some power. Two opposition officials say the breakthrough gives opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai control of the government and the police force that has been terrorizing the opposition. Mugabe...

2008-09-12 00:00:09

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. The South African President, Thabo Mbeki, who has mediated during months of fraught on-and-off negotiations, made the official announcement last night after four days of talks in Harare....

2008-09-11 18:00:11

Zimbabwean leaders have negotiated a power-sharing agreement that could end the country's isolation, South African President Thabo Mbeki said Thursday. Mbeki said that a signing schedule is set for Monday in Harare, SW Radio reported. He would not release any details. Zimbabwe has been in an economic crisis for several years, with hyperinflation that has made its currency worthless. Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, outpolled President Robert Mugabe in...

2008-09-10 09:00:25

Text of press release by Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists, on 9 September The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists are calling for a new strategy to remove harsh media laws that have been used to intimidate and stifle independent journalism. The IFJ says the government has indicated its willingness to have a full review of the extensive legal regulations that have been put in place over the past five years....

2008-09-09 03:00:24

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 8 September [Report by Petronella Sibeene: "More Power From Zim"] WINDHOEK The power purchase agreement signed between Namibia and Zimbabwe continues to bring more power to Namibia, with 40 megawatts more flowing in, an increase from 80 megawatts to 120 megawatts since end of last month. National power utility, NamPower, confirmed to New Era on Friday that the agreement is on course and Zimbabwe through its Zimbabwe...

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...


Latest Zimbabwe Reference Libraries

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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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