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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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....
- Large; stout; burly.