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2008-07-23 15:00:57

LEWISTON - The Bates Dance Festival will present a weeklong focus on the performing arts of contemporary Africa. Highlights include a screening of the acclaimed film "Movement (R)evolution," talks with noted dance scholar and filmmaker Joan Frosch and "Africa/NOW," a performance by African artists Nora Chipaumire and Gregory Maqoma. Chipaumire is known for provocative and politically relevant dances that illuminate the struggles of human identity in an increasingly borderless world. She...

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. President Robert Mugabe and the MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, signed a deal on Monday committing the ruling Zanu-PF and two factions of the MDC to two weeks of negotiations with South African mediators. A source said neither Mr Mugabe nor Mr Tsvangirai would attend the opening round. The government and the...

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. But the rivals' first joint appearance in a decade did not bring relief to Zimbabweans grappling with the world's worst inflation. They lined up outside banks for Monday's release of a new Zimbabwe $100 billion note issued by the...

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. The deal calls for two weeks of talks and commits ruling and opposition parties to "creating a genuine viable, permanent and sustainable solution." The leaders also agreed on the "prevention of violence" in the agreement, which comes after nearly three months of state-sponsored election violence blamed on Mugabe. It also calls...

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. The pact says talks between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF and Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai should be completed within two weeks, the BBC reported Tuesday. South African officials, who have been overseeing discussions, indicate the talks aimed at ending Zimbabwe's political crisis would begin immediately. Negotiations,...

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. Mugabe, the leader of the ruling Zanu PF [Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front] party, said the agreement allowed...

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. The pair briefly put aside bitter personal enmities yesterday to sign a memorandum of understanding that launched formal talks with a two-week deadline to achieve some form of power-sharing agreement. While the deal marks a milestone in the history of the impoverished African nation it remains unclear...

2008-07-21 12:00:47

By Kim Thomas RADIO ZIMBABWE As Zimbabwe clamps down on free speech, Gerry Jackson's British radio station is reaching out to its most helpless citizens, writes Kim Thomas Barely a day goes by without more bad news from Zimbabwe, whether it's the rigged presidential election, the murder and torture of the regime's political opponents, or the rampant inflation that has reached 2.2 million per cent. But for people living in Zimbabwe, news is hard to come by. Broadcasters are controlled...

2008-07-21 08:44:37

Zimbabwe's main opposition party is expected to sign an agreement with the country's ruling party in advance of another round of peace talks, officials said. The memorandum of understanding would set guidelines on consultations between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party and the Movement for Democratic Change party, Voice of America reported Monday. The expected signing comes after talks mediator South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki, proposed a team from Southern African...

2008-07-20 18:00:24

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper Zimbabwe Independent website on 17 July [Editor's Memo: "National Feeding Scheme for Empowered Farmers"] Zimbabwe's economic policies have degenerated from the absurd to the ridiculous. There are biting food shortages and in fact shortages of virtually everything. Resultantly food prices have shot up as is the norm in such circumstances. But in this country, our new-found economic policies grind against the grain of...

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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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.