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2008-07-02 21:00:08

Zimbabwe's opposition leader said Wednesday he will not join a government headed by President Robert Mugabe, who used violence and torture to win re-election. Morgan Tsvangirai spoke at his home in Harare, the capital. He said no meaningful discussions will begin until the African Union appoints a new mediator to oversee the peace process, The Washington Post reported. Tsvangirai has rejected South African President Thabo Mbeki as a mediator in negotiations, saying Mbeki favors the...

2008-07-02 15:00:27

Egyptian radio broadcast a commentary on 2 July by Wijdan Mubashir on the African Union's summit held in Sharm al-Shaykh over the past two days. The radio says that "Sharm al-Shaykh's hot sun did not prevent the [African] brothers from meeting to agree on the challenges" facing Africa. "The sudden appearance of Zimbabwe's president contributed to the heated discussions," the radio says. The radio says that "the awareness of the seriousness of the challenges [facing Africa] and the...

2008-07-02 12:00:32

Text of report by Dumisani Muleya and Hopewell Radebe entitled "Mbeki 'on Verge of Zimbabwe Unity Deal'" published by South African newspaper Business Day website on 1 July President Thabo Mbeki appears to be on the verge of a breakthrough in mediating Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis, after his envoys secured promises of talks on a power-sharing deal between President Robert Mugabe and his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai. Mbeki's possible solution - after eight years of failed attempts...

2008-07-02 03:00:09

Text of report by UK-based Zimbabwean news website Zimdaily.com on 2 July [Unattributed report: "Botswana Wants Zim Kicked Out of AU"] Egypt - Botswana called for the African Union [AU] on Tuesday to exclude Zimbabwe from its meetings because a disputed election did not give the government of President Robert Mugabe legitimacy. Mugabe, 84, was sworn in for a new five-year term on Sunday after election authorities announced he had won a landslide victory in a one-candidate presidential...

2008-07-02 00:00:08

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - The two paths of Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai are telling: Mugabe, newly sworn in as Zimbabwe's president again, is at a summit of African leaders while the opposition leader holes up in a Western embassy in Zimbabwe's capital. Tsvangirai is hemmed in by Mugabe's policemen, soldiers and ruling party thugs as well as the president's cozy relationship with fellow African leaders. The round-faced, ever-affable Tsvangirai...

2008-07-01 15:00:15

Text of report by South African newspaper The Star website on 1 July [Report by Fiona Forde: "Strong AU Action on Zimbabwe Seems Unlikely"] Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt - Hopes for a tough resolution that will bring an end to Zimbabwe's political crisis were fading as the African Union summit entered its second and final day. A draft copy of the resolution tabled for discussion yesterday and today, which is in The Star's possession, suggests that the 53- member bloc is not prepared to go any...

2008-07-01 09:00:03

By Anna Johnson and Paul Schemm Associated Press SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe entered an African summit accompanied by the meeting's host Monday, a sign that African leaders won't shun him despite Western demands they take a tough stance over his re-election in a tainted ballot. But behind the scenes, some leaders were pushing for Mugabe to share power with his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, who dropped out of Friday's runoff election after alleged state-sponsored...

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2008-07-01 06:00:00

By DeWayne Wickham I suspect that when Robert Mugabe dies, his soul will end up neither in heaven nor hell. More likely, the Zimbabwean strongman's hereafter will be the same spiritual pit that holds the remains of Ian Smith, the white supremacist whom Mugabe chased from power in 1980. Back then, Mugabe was the hero of the guerrilla war that brought black majority rule to the east African nation, a one-time British possession. In 1965, the white-controlled colonial government of what was...

2008-07-01 03:00:12

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 1 July [Report by Lizwe Sebatha: "Rights Body Urges AU To Impose Sanctions on Mugabe"] BULAWAYO - A leading international human rights body has urged the African Union (AU) to impose punitive sanctions against President Robert Mugabe's government after the veteran leader's re- election in a controversial single-candidate election denounced by critics as a sham. The New York-based Human Rights Watch also called on the AU to...

2008-07-01 00:04:27

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe was sworn in as president for a sixth term Sunday after a widely discredited runoff in which he was the only candidate. His main rival dismissed the inauguration as "an exercise in self-delusion." Just hours after electoral officials said Mugabe won Friday's presidential runoff, which observers said was marred by violence and intimidation, the 84-year-old leader sounded a conciliatory note. "Sooner or...


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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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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