Latest Zimbabwe Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Latest Zimbabwe Reference Libraries

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.

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...

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...

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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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.