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2009-11-17 12:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Gabriel, Susan Sarandon, Cyndi Lauper, and Citizen Cope have signed a petition calling on Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, to help end politically motivated violence against women.

2009-10-30 08:00:00

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2009-09-23 06:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Commenting on the successful conclusion to the plea bargain agreement between the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), S.A.

2009-09-16 08:33:50

Two hundred foreign investors gathered in Zimbabwe Wednesday to discuss opportunities in the country's mining sector, observers said. President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will address the Harare conference, titled Reviving Zimbabwe's Mining Sector, Clear Way Forward, The Daily Nation in Nairobi, Kenya, reported. At one time, the mining industry accounted for about half of Zimbabwe's foreign currency earnings, but has languished since the economy took a plunge in 1997...

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2009-06-17 14:50:00

Environmentalists have growing concerns over the impact of loud helicopters flying over the Victoria Falls where elephants roam in Zimbabwe.

2009-06-02 09:50:00

Immediate Funds to Improve Care and Protection of Migrant Children in South Africa NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not On Our Watch, the international advocacy and aid organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub and human rights lawyer David Pressman, has awarded the U.S.

2009-04-30 09:00:00

Anderson Shadreck Manyere was held alongside human rights activists WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced that Anderson Shadreck Manyere, a freelance photojournalist in Zimbabwe, will receive the organization's 2009 Percy Qoboza Award at its Salute to Excellence Gala on August 8, in Tampa.

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2009-04-17 14:22:20

A rise in poaching in Zimbabwe has raised concern among conservationists for the survival of endangered rhinos in the region.

2009-04-16 14:51:00

Poachers' Greed Undermining Economic Recovery YULEE, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading rhino conservation experts, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and Save the Rhino, today called the rhino poaching situation in Zimbabwe "an immediate crisis with long-term consequences" and called for concerted action by the Zimbabwe government and international agencies to tackle endangered species poaching and illegal trade in wildlife products.


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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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.