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2008-07-20 18:00:23

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 19 July [Report by Ndamu Sandu: "SAA Pulls the Plug on Zim Tourism"] South African Airways (SAA) is mulling routing its Johannesburg- Victoria Falls flights to Livingstone in Zambia in a major blow to Zimbabwe's ailing tourism industry, authoritative sources said last week. Standardbusiness heard that officials at SAA recently held a meeting with the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) where...

2008-07-20 12:00:27

By Ray Boren For the Deseret News VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe -- I hoped -- in fact expected -- during a journey with friends to southern Africa to see the "big five" from a distance: elephants, rhinos, buffalo, leopards and lions. And indeed, safari guides and their back-country vehicles pretty much made that dream come true. I didn't expect to be stroking and speaking softly to a pair of young male lions as if they were big kittens. Although they looked lionesque, with a "teenage" hint...

2008-07-19 06:00:22

Text of report by Tsireletso Motgelwa entitled "How Mugabe's 'Press freedom' shames Khama's" published by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 18 July Staff writer Tshireletso Motlogelwa finds that the controversial Zimbabwean Access to Information and Protection Act may be a repressive piece of legislation, but it beats Botswana's Media Practitioners Bill at every turn. Journalism has been a much talked about, often controversial, topic of the modern world. The number of quotes relating...

2008-07-16 09:00:45

By Michael McCarthy; Colin Brown China was given permission to become a licensed buyer of ivory yesterday, provoking widespread condemnation from environmentalists and politicians, who said the move was a grave threat to the future of wild elephants in Africa and Asia. The British Government came in for fierce criticism after voting - as forecast by The Independent - for China at a UN meeting in Geneva, despite opposition from several African countries. The Green MEP Caroline Lucas...

2008-07-14 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam vetoes draft resolution on Zimbabwe"] New York (VNA) -Vietnam that holds the presidency of the 15- member UN Security Council in July voted against a draft resolution proposing sanctions on Zimbabwe. China and Russia, the council's permanent members, and two other non-permanent members, South Africa and Libya, also vetoed the draft resolution, while Indonesia...

2008-07-13 06:00:10

Text of report by South African Radio 702 website on 12 July [OSC Transcribed Text] Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says the instability and crisis in Zimbabwe will continue to affect the Southern African region. Addressing the 6th annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Soweto, Johnson-Sirleaf said she hopes President Thabo Mbeki will be able to play the same instrumental role in Zimbabwe as he did in Liberia's transition to peace. She added although Liberia is a west African...

2008-07-12 09:00:17

By Leonard Doyle China and Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution last night to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and 13 of his henchmen. The rejection of the measures, including an arms embargo, a strict travel ban on the leadership, and financial restrictions is a major blow to international efforts to force Mr Mugabe to quit the presidency. Diplomats said the move sends an unmistakable signal to Mr Mugabe that the international community will look away...

2008-07-12 09:00:17

By Emily Pykett A DRAFT resolution to impose sanctions on Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, and his key allies was last night vetoed at the UN Security Council. David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, branded the move "incomprehensible" and said he was "very disappointed". Russia and China used their vetoes to reject the draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on Mr Mugabe and 13 of his top aides. The proposed measures included a freeze on their financial assets and travel....

2008-07-12 06:00:11

Text of report by South African news agency SAPA website South Africa welcomed the decision of the United Nations Security Council not to impose sanctions against Zimbabwe, foreign affairs said on Saturday. Spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said SA voted against the draft resolution on Friday, in accordance with the African Union Summit of head of states and government decision to "encourage President Robert Mugabe and the leader of the MDC to honour their commitment to initiate dialogue with view...

2008-07-12 03:00:22

By Anonymous IN A MOVE THAT could alleviate Southern Africa's struggle to cope with the growing demand for electricity, while helping Zimbabwe with its chronic shortage of foreign exchange, neighbouring countries have proposed recapitalising some power stations and coal mining, reported IRIN. Eskom, Anglo Platinum, and the Botswana Power Company have shown an interest in Zimbabwean thermal power stations located in the capital, Harare, in Bulawayo, the second largest city, and in Munyati,...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.