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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.

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.

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.

2008-07-23 15:00:57

LEWISTON - The Bates Dance Festival will present a weeklong focus on the performing arts of contemporary Africa.

2008-07-23 00:00:22

World News IN BRIEF *Pretoria Zimbabwe's ruling party and the opposition MDC began negotiations yesterdayon a power-sharing deal that could end the political crisis in the country.

2008-07-22 21:00:18

By Angus Shaw HARARE, Zimbabwe - Three months after the voting and violence began, Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe and his bitter opposition rival agreed Monday to hold talks immediately about sharing power to end the country's political crisis.

2008-07-22 18:00:25

ZIMBABWE'S president Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday agreed to hold talks to resolve the country's political and economic crisis within two weeks.

2008-07-22 09:00:26

Talks on governance in Zimbabwe should begin soon, mediators say, now that an agreement on the talks' framework has been reached.

2008-07-22 03:00:20

Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 22 July [Report by Lebo Nkatazo: "Mugabe, Tsvangirai and Mutambara Sign Agreement"] Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara on Monday put their signatures to a memorandum of understanding document that paves the way for power sharing talks between Zimbabwe's main political parties.

2008-07-22 00:00:19

By Basildon Peta Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, and his opposition rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, have given themselves a fortnight to reach a deal to resolve Zimbabwe's political crisis.


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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.