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2008-10-20 15:00:13

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he missed power-sharing talks in Swaziland because he was denied a passport by President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change, was scheduled to arrive in Swaziland Monday to discuss the stalemate in power-sharing talks between the MDC and Mugabe's ZANU-PF party. He was set to meet with a regional bloc of nations known as the Southern African Development Community, but failed to arrive...

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2008-10-14 13:00:00

Famine on a scale never before seen in Zimbabwe is quickly and quietly overtaking the country, aid workers said. Emaciated children are dying a rate that is overwhelming rural hospitals and is even spreading to sections of the urban middle classes as a result of an economic catastrophe brought about by President Robert Mugabe's policies, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The newspaper said that an undercover 600-mile journey through Zimababwe's Manicaland province revealed exhausted...

2008-10-13 09:00:26

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 13 October [Report by Lizwe Sebatha: "Ministers' Relative Evicts 50 Families from Farm"] BULAWAYO - A top ZANU PF [Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front] member and relative of two senior government ministers at the weekend evicted about 50 families from a farm in Umguza district in Matabeleland North province because he wants the property for grazing land for his cattle. Tinus Mumbengegwi, who is a cousin to brothers...

2008-10-13 09:00:06

By Basildon Peta * MDC ready to walk outof talks after Mugabe grabs top Cabinet posts Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's opposition leader, accused President Robert Mugabe of "power grabbing" and has threatened to pull out of a power share unless Cabinet posts were distributed fairly. Thabo Mbeki, the former South African president, arrives in Harare today to try to break the deadlock and salvage the fragile deal that is designed to end years of political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe....

2008-10-13 06:00:13

Text of report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency Former president Thabo Mbeki will travel to Zimbabwe on Monday afternoon to try and resolve a deadlock in power-sharing talks, his spokesman said. "He leaves this afternoon [Monday]," said his spokesman, Mukoni Ratshitanga, adding that Mbeki had been invited by "all the parties in Zimbabwe plus SADC". Mbeki earlier this year negotiated a power-sharing deal in strife- torn Zimbabwe after being...

2008-10-12 00:00:15

By Raymond Whitaker Thabo Mbeki heads for Harare to break deadlock over cabinet posts as opposition MDC cries foul South Africa's former president, Thabo Mbeki, is on his way to Zimbabwe for what may be a final attempt to rescue the peace deal he brokered last month, after President Robert Mugabe sought to appoint members of his Zanu-PF party to every key post in the cabinet. The government-owned Herald newspaper announced yesterday that Mr Mugabe had unilaterally allocated his party...

2008-10-06 12:30:00

The few remaining white farmers in Zimbabwe are being subjected to land grabs as President Robert Mugabe prepares to share power with opponents, sources say. Legal sources told The Times of London that up to 60 white farmers have endured sometimes violent attempts to drive them from their farms since Mugabe signed a power-sharing deal with Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change last month. The new incidents seem to be the last gasp in such efforts that have seen the...

2008-10-05 12:00:19

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 4 October [Report by Vusumuzi Sifile : "Cloud Over State Varsities"] The crisis at state universities has reached unprecedented levels with all major centres of learning failing to open for the first semester of the 2008/2009 academic year. The Standard has so far confirmed that the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), National University of Science and Technology (Nust), Midlands State University (MSU) and...

2008-10-05 09:00:12

Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 4 October [Report by Lebo Nkatazo: "Air Zimbabwe Resumes Flights After Pilots End Strike"] Air Zimbabwe planes were back in the air late Friday after pilots ended their strike action over allowances and general working conditions. The airline was caught off guard when all its pilots called in sick on Friday morning, and therefore unfit to fly as per aviation practice. The airline immediately issued a statement saying...

2008-10-04 06:00:11

Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 3 October [Report by Lebo Nkatazo: "Air Zimbabwe Grounds Planes as Pilots Strike"] Air Zimbabwe cancelled domestic and regional flights on Friday after all its pilots feigned sickness in a row over allowances. The state-owned carrier said Friday it had suspended flights with immediate effect because most of its pilots were sick. In a statement, the carrier said all flights on Friday and Saturday had been cancelled,...


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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