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Preparations on for Mugabe's swearing-in ceremony
Johannesburg/Harare, June 28 (DPA) Preparations were under way in Zimbabwe Saturday for the swearing-in of Robert Mugabe as president just a few hours after the controversial run-off vote in which he was the only candidate.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 10:57:37 PM

Somali gunmen kidnap two UN workers
Nairobi/Mogadishu, June 28 (DPA) Gunmen have abducted two people working for the UN' mine action programme in Somalia, the BBC said Saturday.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 5:52:01 PM

Over 30 killed in Niger clashes: Rebel group
Nairobi, June 28 (DPA) Twenty-six government soldiers and seven rebels have been killed in clashes in Niger, the Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ) said in a statement.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 4:11:36 PM

Ban warns Zimbabwe not to proceed with election
New York, June 27 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe faced a serious question about the legitimacy of the runoff presidential elections if the vote were to take place as scheduled Friday

Friday, June 27, 2008 10:10:13 AM

'South Africa working for Zimbabwe settlement'
Cape Town, June 26 (IANS) The South African government has launched political and diplomatic efforts to get the feuding parties in Zimbabwe to agree to a settlement, BuaNews said Thursday quoting a government spokesperson.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 7:04:15 PM

Sub-continent teams crucial to decision on Zimbabwe
Johannesburg, Jun 26 (IANS) The sub-continental cricket boards, lead by India, will play a major role in sealing Zimbabwe's fate when the International Cricket council (ICC) meets next week in Dubai to take a call on suspending the southern African country.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:13:49 PM

ANC bemoans 'failed leadership' in Zimbabwe
Johannesburg/London, June 26 (DPA) A day ahead of elections in Zimbabwe described as a 'sham' by the opposition and Western powers, South Africa's ruling African National Congress echoed former president Nelson Mandela's assessment that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe had failed as a leader.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:10:44 PM

Around 300 Zimbabweans seek refuge at South African embassy
Harare/Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Around 300 people have sought refuge at the South African embassy in Harare, South Africa's Sapa news agency reported, saying the group was believed to be made up of supporters of Zimbabwe's opposition party.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:05:22 AM

Tsvangirai urges Zimbabwe transition government talks
Harare/Johannesburg, June 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai Wednesday called for the African Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to lead a UN-backed transitional government to help the country out of its crisis.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:56:46 PM

Zimbabwe president says he is 'open' to talks
Harare, June 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has said he is 'open' to negotiations, but only after Friday's presidential run-off election, according to state media in Zimbabwe.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:06:07 PM

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