Latest Zimbabwe Stories

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. Botswana Hauliers (Pty) Limited and its company representative and director, Billy Rautenbach, who said that he is overjoyed to be able to enter South Africa once again. "It's always been my goal to return to South Africa to pursue potential business opportunities here once my name was cleared," says Rautenbach. "It's...

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...

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.Currently, there are only five regular helicopter flights that hover over the region at any one time, Zimbabwean journalist Brian Hungwe told BBC News.However, local officials expect tourism in the region to pick up next year when South Africa will be home to the World Cup.In the meantime, plans for other helipads are already underway, and Zimbabwean...

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. Fund for UNICEF a grant of $438,000 to assist at-risk Zimbabwean refugee children living on the South Africa-Zimbabwe border. The grant will...

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. "The unjust detention of journalists is a violation of freedom of the press and the international community must raise its voice...

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. Raoul du Toit, head of southern Zimbabwe's Lowveld Rhino Trust, told the Associated Press that the rhinos are sought after by gangs who sell their horns to be used for traditional medicine in Asia and ceremonial dagger handles in the Middle East. Established in 1991 under the provision of the World Wildlife Fund, the Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT) has worked to increase the...

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. The groups said continued inaction...

2009-03-20 12:35:10

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti told members of parliament that the country's currency was essentially dead. The death of the Zimbabwe dollar is a reality we have to live with, he said. Since October 2008, our national currency has become moribund, Biti said during a 2009 budget presentation, New Ziana reported Friday. Along with his remarks, Biti announced the removal of all foreign currency surrender requirements. Previously, Zimbabwe's central bank required currency traders to pay...

2009-02-24 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- As Zimbabwe continues to confront a cholera epidemic tied to failing water and sanitation infrastructure, a new World Vision project supported by the Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) Children's Safe Drinking Water Program is underway, providing Zimbabweans with the tools and training necessary to protect themselves, their families and their communities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090115/CLTH035LOGO-a ) The large-scale,...

2009-02-18 14:54:47

Employees at a British hotel said they were ecstatic to receive a $250 billion tip -- until they discovered the money was Zimbabwean and worthless in Britain. Clare Vidler, duty manager at the Metropole Hotel in Leeds, England, said a group left 25 billion-dollar notes for hotel staff before embarking on their trip back to Zimbabwe, where inflation is 23 million percent, The Sun reported Wednesday. We thought we'd won the jackpot and imagined how we'd spend it. Then we realized it wouldn't...

Latest Zimbabwe Reference Libraries

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.

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...

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...

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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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.