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2009-01-28 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to provide assistance to the people of Zimbabwe in the aftermath of a widespread cholera outbreak that began in August 2008. USAID is consigning nearly 440,000 bars of soap --- valued at nearly $365,000 --- to the U.N. Children's Fund, which will provide it to humanitarian organizations to distribute as part of hygiene education programs in areas most affected by the cholera...

2009-01-23 13:53:30

Zimbabwe's central bank said the country should adopt the South African rand to use in conjunction with the near-valueless Zimbabwe dollar, reports said. Reports of the bank's admission that the Zimbabwean dollar has collapsed come from those who have seen a 105-page recovery plan believed to be the work of Reserve Bank Gov. Gideon Gono, SW Radio reported Friday. Movement for Democratic Change Shadow Secretary for Finance and Economics Tapiwa Mashakada said the move would create a...

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2009-01-10 13:50:00

A wildlife campaigner has told the BBC that Zimbabwean soldiers are being given elephant meat for their rations. Several soldiers have complained that elephant meat was the only meat they were given, according to Johnny Rodriguez of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. There are more elephants in Zimbabwe than its parks can sustainably hold and its economy is in a free fall.  There has been no comment on the reports by the defense ministry. Rodriguez said that the use of elephant meat...

2008-12-23 11:26:00

P&G to provide a total of US$90,000 for safe drinking water relief effort utilizing its PUR(TM) Purifier of Water technology and its partnership with PSI CINCINNATI, Dec. 23, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) and global health organization Population Services International (PSI) will provide 10 million liters of safe drinking water to help prevent cholera in Zimbabwe. More than one-thousand people have died from the current cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe....

2008-12-11 10:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $6.2 million and has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help combat the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. This assistance is in addition to more than $4.6 million for emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene program that USAID is already implementing in Zimbabwe. This new funding will provide additional health and water,...

2008-12-10 18:07:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Basic government services are not being provided in Zimbabwe. The public health system has collapsed and cholera and other communicable diseases are rampant. Staggering inflation and unemployment have resulted in shortages of food and fuel. Estimates are that 300,000 people remain at risk of cholera, which is being spread by a shortage of clean water and a lack of functioning sanitation services. To date, the outbreak has claimed over 600 lives....

2008-12-04 15:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $600,000 to help combat the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. This assistance is in addition to the $4 million water, sanitation, and hygiene emergency program USAID is already implementing in Zimbabwe. "Before cholera was widespread, USAID was working alongside the international community to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak in...

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2008-12-04 14:25:00

Zimbabwe's health minister has announced a national emergency resulting from a deadly cholera outbreak and called for international assistance.Health minister David Parirenyatwa said health officials were suffering from a staff shortage, state media reported on Thursday. The outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 560 people.The declaration came one day after a riot began between police officers and health care workers who were demonstrating for better pay and working conditions in the...

2008-11-23 10:33:02

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is trying to cover up the extent of a cholera epidemic in the country, doctors say. Medics protesting outside the Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare were beaten by riot police last week as they called for Mugabe to provide drugs and intravenous drips for cholera victims, The Sunday Times of London reported. The doctors said the government is paralyzed by the cholera crisis and is only interested in covering it up so as not to show any weakness while...

2008-10-28 09:00:11

African leaders called Tuesday for a full summit meeting of the 14-member Southern African Development Community to discuss Zimbabwe, officials said. The call came after mediation efforts to resolve a political deadlock between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister-designate Morgan Tsvangirai on sharing power in the country have failed to produce any results, the New York Times reported. An overnight session in Harare led by South Africa, Angola, Mozambique and Swaziland...


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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