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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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