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2008-08-06 09:01:04

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 6 August [Report by own correspondent: "Zimbabwe Caregivers at the Fore of HIV Care"] MEXICO CITY -Zimbabwe's caregivers form the backbone of the country's AIDS care and support system and urgent steps are needed to recognise and support the vital role they play, a report released on Wednesday at the international AIDS Conference in Mexico City said. According to the report compiled by the Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information...

2008-07-31 09:00:35

By ANGUS SHAW By Angus Shaw The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe announced Wednesday that it is knocking 10 zeros off its hyper-inflated currency - a move that turns $10 billion into $1. President Robert Mugabe threatened a state of emergency if businesses profiteer from the country's economic crisis, a move that could give him even more powers to punish opponents in the event that political power-sharing talks fail. "Entrepreneurs across the board, don't drive us...

2008-07-31 09:00:35

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 31 July [Report by Jameson Mombe: "Zimbabwe Talks Resume on Sunday: Mbeki"] HARARE - Talks between Zimbabwe's feuding political parties will resume next Sunday, South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Wednesday. "The negotiators are working hard and have committed themselves to the time-frame. They will resume on Sunday," Mbeki told reporters after an hour-long meeting with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare....

2008-07-31 06:00:28

Text of report by South African newspaper Business Day website on 31 July [Report by Dumisani Muleya: "Zimbabwe talks 'to resume at weekend'"] President Thabo Mbeki met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition leaders yesterday in a bid to secure a crucial power- sharing agreement which is expected to be finalized next week. Mbeki secured a commitment that negotiations would resume in South Africa this weekend, enhancing prospects for a deal that could lead to the recovery of...

2008-07-30 12:00:25

South African President Thabo Mbeki traveled Wednesday to Zimbabwe for talks between that country's president and the leader of a main opposition party. The South African Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Mbeki's visit is part of his role in mediating Zimbabwean governance structure between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, CNN reported. Mbeki is to meet separately with Mugabe and MDC official...

2008-07-30 09:01:26

By Tammerlin Drummond, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 30--When Dr. Bob Scott and Lamont Nickens set out on their first trip to Zimbabwe in 1999, their plan was to shop for the beautiful Shona sculptures they had come to love. They fell in love with the southern African nation. So much so that they made a return trip nine months later. In that short time, a number of the artists and other people they had met had died of AIDS-related illnesses. One night, Nickens and Scott saw a news...

2008-07-29 21:00:41

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Chris Collins, +1-845-701-0158, ChrisCSF@aol.com, Gregg Gonsalves, +27-78-456-3848, gregg.gonsalves@gmail.com, or Kay Marshall, +1-347-249-6375, nkmarshall@gmail.com, all of International Treatment Preparedness Coalition Dr. Jim Kim of Harvard School of Public Health joins International Treatment Preparedness Coalition to release new report and call for broad, systematic approach to HIV/AIDS and health care scale up NEW YORK and HARARE, Zimbabwe and BOSTON...

2008-07-29 06:00:42

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 28 July [Report by Nqolwani Nyathi: "Varsity Lecturers Threaten Strike Over Pay Grievances"] Lecturers at state universities, who have been on a go slow for the past three weeks, demanding salaries of US$1 200 for the least paid academic staff have threatened to down tools this week if their grievances are not met. The Zimbabwe State Universities Union of Academics (Zisua), which represents lecturers...

2008-07-29 03:01:08

By Pickford, Andrew AGRICULTURAL POWERS - those self sufficient in food, fabric, and hydrocarbon production - once were unambiguously regarded as strategic powers. This has been true throughout history: societies which were not agriculturally efficient and abundant could never long or fully sustain strategic power. Now, once again, a new set of nations is likely to emerge in the 21st Century with significant regional, if not global, influence demonstrably based on their agricultural...

2008-07-28 15:00:27

Text of report by South African newspaper Business Day website on 28 July [Editorial: "Zimbabwe Talks"] Before we fall all over each other to praise President Thabo Mbeki for orchestrating the signing of an understanding between Zimbabwe's political parties, some perspective is necessary. First, Mbeki had to wait until Mugabe was on his knees before shoving a document under his nose. Mbeki never had the moral or political courage to confront him while he was standing. Second, it is...


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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Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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