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2008-06-30 21:01:41

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on the African Union to tell Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe the African country needs a new government. African leaders, including Mugabe, are gathered for an African Union summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, Voice of America reported Monday. Mugabe arrived at the summit hours after he was sworn in for a sixth term in office. He won a runoff election Friday in which he was the only candidate and which has been widely...

2008-06-30 12:00:02

The election crisis in Zimbabwe took center stage Monday as leaders of the African Union gathered in Egypt to attend a key summit. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro called on the 53-nation group to mobilize support for a negotiated solution to the landslide victory of Robert Mugabe after his opposition pulled out of the race, The BBC reports. This is the single greatest challenge to regional stability in southern Africa, he told the summit. Migiro expressed the U.N. regret...

2008-06-30 09:02:25

By From news reports President Robert Mugabe was preparing to be sworn in for a new term Sunday, extending his nearly three decades in power after a discredited election overshadowed by violence against the opposition. Ministry of Information officials alerted reporters to be at the presidential residence for the afternoon inauguration ceremony before results from the Friday runoff had even been announced. World leaders condemned the election, in which Mugabe was the only candidate. It...

2008-06-30 09:00:56

By From news reports President Robert Mugabe won an overwhelming victory in Zimbabwe's discredited, violence-racked elections, according to results released Sunday by the government. Moments after the results were announced on state television, a marching band opened inauguration ceremonies for Mugabe at his official residence. Reporters had been called to the State House for the ceremony before the results were announced. The electoral commission announced that more than two million...

2008-06-30 09:00:38

By Angus Shaw Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- 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...

2008-06-30 09:00:20

By Celia W. Dugger and Barry Bearak Robert Mugabe, the runaway winner in a one-horse race, was quickly inaugurated Sunday as president of Zimbabwe after a Friday runoff election. His opponent, however, had already dropped out because state-sponsored enforcers were beating and murdering his followers. "I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, do swear that I will truly serve in the office of president, so help me God," he said somberly during a televised ceremony at his official residence in Harare....

2008-06-30 06:00:21

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 30 June [Article by Mutumwa Mawere in the "Opinion" column: "Zimbabwe 2008: Meaninglessness of Independence"] June 27, 2008, will remain in the annals of Zimbabwean history as the day of great betrayal of the promise of independence. Given the history and role of President Robert Mugabe in defining and shaping the post-colonial political and economic agenda of Zimbabwe, it is important that a critical examination be made of...

2008-06-30 03:00:02

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 30 June [Report by Jameson Mombe and Wayne Mafaro: "Mugabe Sworn In, Leaves Room for Talks"] HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was sworn in for a fresh five-year term that will take his rule to more than three decades. The hastily organized ceremony at Mugabe's State House presidential palace in Harare marked the conclusion of a presidential run-off election that had the 84-year old Mugabe as sole candidate and which...

2008-06-29 18:00:02

By THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Canada is rejecting the results of Zimbabwe's election, calling leader Robert Mugabe's actions illegitimate and illegal. Ottawa says it will impose restrictions on travel, work and study on senior Zimbabwean government, military and police officials and their families. And Canada will summon the country's ambassador in Ottawa to make its displeasure clear to the government in Harare. Mugabe claimed victory Sunday in Zimbabwe's roundly criticized...

2008-06-29 12:00:29

By Angus Shaw Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe came under threat of further sanctions on Saturday as President Bush said the U.S. was working on new ways to punish longtime leader Robert Mugabe and his allies following the widely denounced presidential runoff election. Earlier Saturday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. plans to introduce a U.N. resolution as early as next week seeking tough measures against Zimbabwe. "We will press for strong action by the...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.