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2008-07-11 21:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Roundup": "Russia, China Veto US-Drafted Resolution on Zimbabwe"] United Nations, 11 July: Russia and China vetoed a U. S.-drafted resolution in the UN Security Council on Friday that would impose sanctions on Zimbabwe over the country's presidential run-off election in late June. South Africa, which is mediating Zimbabwe's political crisis, Libya and Vietnam also voted against the draft...

2008-07-11 09:00:19

Text of report by Nigerian radio from Abuja on 10 July [Commentary on Political crisis in Zimbabwe and the dilemma of the African Union by Malachy Ukpong -read by] Since independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has been ruled by President Robert Mugabe who with other nationalists like late Joshua Nkomo wrestle power from the white minority community in that country. As the country's first black leader, the octogenarian leader has ruled Zimbabwe on the platform of ZANU-PF Party. For almost three...

2008-07-11 06:00:16

Text of report by South African newspaper Business Day website on 10 July [Comment by Thami Mazwai: "Why Tsvangirai is not Helping Zimbabwe Crisis"] MANY still recall the Robert Mugabe who won his country's independence on the lofty principle of the right of Zimbabweans to choose their own government. He threw his support behind SA's struggle on the same principle. Today, Mugabe unleashes unimaginable brutality on his fellow Zimbabweans as he rejects a government they chose. Murder,...

2008-07-11 06:00:16

Text of report by South African Radio 702 website on 11 July As high level talks continue in South Africa in a bid to solve the Zimbabwean crisis -Zimbabwe's opposition MDC [Movement for Democratic Change] has denied that it is formally negotiating with the ruling Zanu-PF [Zimbabwe African National Union -Patriotic Front]. The party has confirmed that senior representatives are here but only to present conditions for the negotiations. Both sides have come under heavy African and world...

2008-07-07 09:00:04

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Janice Tang] Toyako, Japan, July 7 Kyodo - Leaders of the Group of Eight nations voiced concern Monday over the political chaos in Zimbabwe as they started their summit in northern Japan, taking up the pressing challenges of drawing up initiatives to tackle climate change, food security and fuel price rises. Meanwhile, the heads of seven key African countries urged the G- 8 to exercise leadership in supporting poor...

2008-07-06 15:00:15

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 5 July [Report by Kholwani Nyathi: "Hungry ZANU PF Militias Poach Wildlife To Survive"] An environmental catastrophe is looming in most wildlife protected areas in Matabeleland North due to an upsurge in poaching activities by ZANU-PF [Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front] militias camped at bases throughout the province, it has been learnt. This has prompted warnings by a prominent...

2008-07-06 15:00:08

Text of commentary by Makau Mutua entitled "AU must force Mugabe out of power", published by Kenyan newspaper Sunday Nation on 6 July; Subheadings as published This week in the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the African Union [AU] once again vividly demonstrated why it is not worthy of the respect of Africans. Instead of locking Mr Robert Mugabe, the illegally self-declared president of Zimbabwe, out of its summit, the AU inexplicably embraced him. This disgraceful act, together...

2008-07-04 15:00:33

Text of report by Percy Zvomuya entitled "The big firms that prop up Zim" published by South African newspaper Mail & Guardian on 4 July The demand for full-blown sanctions against Zimbabwe grew louder this week with the announcement by a Munich-based company, Giesecke & Devrient, that it would stop supplying blank paper to make the country's bank notes after coming under pressure from the German government. The decision followed hard on the heels of the decision by British...

2008-07-04 03:00:09

Text of report by UK-based Zimbabwean news website Zimdaily.com on 4 July [Unattributed report: "Zimbabwe: 200 Take Refuge at US Embassy"] Zimbabwe - About 200 Zimbabwe opposition supporters sought refuge Thursday [3 July] at the US Embassy in Harare amid new reports of violence against dissenters. Loyalists of President Robert Mugabe, whose unopposed re- election last week was scorned by world leaders, have attacked supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change [MDC]....

2008-07-03 09:00:27

By Donna Bryson The U.S. pressed fellow U.N. Security Council members Wednesday to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe, where leaders cannot agree whether to even talk about how to resolve their crisis amid fears of worsening political violence. A draft resolution Washington wants the council to consider proposes freezing the financial assets of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and 11 of his officials and banning them from traveling outside the country. The text, obtained by The Associated...


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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