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2008-06-29 00:00:48

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election Friday in which President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate, ensuring he will remain in power despite international condemnation of the balloting as a sham. Residents said they were forced to vote by threats of violence or arson from the Mugabe supporters, who searched for anyone without an ink-stained finger - the telltale sign...

2008-06-28 21:00:10

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa _ Zimbabwe's shattered opposition released its roll call of dead last week. The list, e-mailed to the international media, was clearly prepared in haste. It contains the kind of typographical errors that arise, one imagines, from taking fast dictation. The language is as flat and terse as a small-town police report. Still, for the first time, people who died in Zimbabwe's recent political agonies now have the dignity of being named. The chilling details of these...

2008-06-28 18:00:00

By Joe Churcher; David Hughes ZIMBABWEANS voted in a one-candidate presidential election yesterday, as Foreign Secretary David Miliband joined international condemnation of the "sham" poll. Widespread violent intimidation was reported across the country, with voters being forced to back Robert Mugabe in the run-off after March's disputed presidential election. Despite withdrawing at the weekend in protest at a brutal campaign against his supporters, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's...

2008-06-28 18:00:10

U.S. President George Bush called Saturday for additional sanctions against the government of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. In a statement, Bush said Friday's presidential election was a sham, CNN reported. The opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who outpolled Mugabe in the initial election March 29, dropped out of the runoff, saying violence and intimidation by Mugabe's Zanu-PF Party had made a fair vote impossible. I am instructing the secretaries of State and Treasury to...

2008-06-28 15:00:42

The government press proclaimed the Zimbabwean election a peaceful triumph while other reports said many citizens resisted orders to vote for Robert Mugabe. Thousands of people stayed away from the polls Friday, The Daily Telegraph reported, ignoring threats that anyone without an ink-stained finger to show they had voted would be arrested. The British newspaper said that at many polling stations in Harare no one had voted three hours into the election. Brian Hungwe, a Zimbabwean...

2008-06-28 12:00:03

By Angus Shaw Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election Friday in which President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate, ensuring he will remain in power despite international condemnation of the balloting as a sham. Residents said they were forced to vote by threats of violence or arson from the Mugabe supporters, who searched for anyone without an ink-stained finger -- the telltale...

2008-06-27 15:00:11

By ANGUS SHAW, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Thursday said he is open to talks with the opposition, which is boycotting today's runoff because its leader says state-sponsored violence has made it impossible to take part. World leaders have dismissed the runoff as a sham and Nigeria became the latest African nation to call for its postponement, but electoral officials say the election will go ahead with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's name on the...

2008-06-27 12:00:03

Text of commentary by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper Zimbabwe Independent website on 26 June [Editorial Comment: "Mugabe Wants Power at all Costs"] President Mugabe this week donned a thick skin of defiance and is going ahead with an election which may grant him his wish - power - but unfortunately no sheen of legitimacy. The cacophony of condemnation from the United Nations, his peers in the region, and local and international civic groups appeared to have no impact on the...

2008-06-27 09:00:23

Early turnout at the polls was reported low Friday in Zimbabwe's runoff election, in which incumbent President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate. Several people in a Harare township said they were told to vote or face reprisals, the BBC reported. Some people will vote out of fear because even in the urban areas, a woman in Muture told the BBC. (People) will not feel safe moving about with an unmarked finger (showing they voted). Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai...

2008-06-27 09:00:20

By Basildon Peta Robert Mugabe was under mounting pressure last night from the South African President Thabo Mbeki to to negotiate with the opposition MDC on a unity government after he is declared "winner" of an "election" today in which he is the only contender. African diplomatic sources said Mr Mbeki and other African leaders had given up hope of persuading Mr Mugabe to cancel the presidential run-off and were now focusing on how best to alleviate the Zimbabwe crisis after Mr Mugabe,...


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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