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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...

2008-09-01 21:00:22

By RENEE NADEAU Leaving behind its beloved but politically tumultuous Zimbabwe, a group of young singers today performs the last show of its New England tour. Rev. Tsitsi Moyo, a Zimbabwe native and minister of South Walpole United Methodist Church, arranged the trip for the 23-member youth choir and two chaperones from Watershed College boarding school in Marondera, Zimbabwe. "What I saw is just beyond my imagination," said Cleopas Nakoma, 15, Moyo's nephew and a member of the choir....

2008-08-27 03:00:28

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 27 August [Report by Wayne Mafaro and Hendricks Chizhanje: "MDC Calls for Urgent Resumption of Talks"] Harare - Zimbabwe's opposition called on Tuesday for urgent resumption of stalled power-sharing talks with President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU PF [Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front] party, saying only a negotiated political settlement could end deep-seated polarisation ripping the country apart. Opposition MDC...

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...

2008-08-26 12:00:06

By Celia W. Dugger A reporter in Harare, Zimbabwe, contributed to this article. * In a sign of political strength, Zimbabwe's main opposition party won the powerful position of speaker of Parliament on Monday, defeating a nominee backed by the party of President Robert Mugabe. The victory of Lovemore Moyo, by a vote of 110 to 98, demonstrated that the opposition, at least for now, controls a majority in Parliament for the first time since Zimbabwe achieved independence from white...

2008-08-23 09:00:42

Text of report by privately-owned weekly newspaper The Zimbabwe Independent website on 21 August [Report by Paul Nyakazeya: "Zesa deal condemns Zim to darkness"] As if the current frequent power-cuts were not enough, long- suffering Zimbabweans are set to spend even more on candles and firewood as Zesa [Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority] increases power-cuts. The power utility needs to export the power saved through load- shedding to Namibia as re-payment for the US$50 million loan...

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...

2008-08-18 03:00:11

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 18 August [Report by oown correspondent: "Zim Talks To Continue after Summit: Mbeki"] JOHANNESBURG - South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Sunday the region's organ on security and politics would continue to meet with Zimbabwe's political leaders in search of a "speedy resolution" to the country's crippling political crisis. "The (organ) continues to engage with this matter and indeed after we have formally closed the organ...

2008-08-17 21:00:16

By Donna Bryson Associated Press JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Zimbabwe's opposition chief would accept the prime minister's post and concede the presidency -- and command of the military -- to Robert Mugabe to settle a political crisis in his country, the Associated Press learned Saturday. Morgan Tsvangirai outlined his proposal for resolving the contentious issue of who would lead any unity government in Zimbabwe in a speech Friday to regional Cabinet ministers gathered for the...

2008-08-14 18:00:33

Caledonia Mining Corporation ("Caledonia") (TSX: CAL)(OTCBB: CALVF)(AIM: CMCL) is pleased to announce its second quarter and half year 2008 operating and financial results. The financial results below are reported in Canadian dollars. Financial Highlights ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (C$ 000's) Q2 2008 Q2 2007 1H 2008 1H 2007 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sales...


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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin