Archive for June 29th, 2008

souce: SW Radio Africa

At 4.17 pm on the 29th June 2008, 84 year old Mr Mugabe was declared the duly elected President of Zimbabwe.

Robert Mugabe: 2,150,269 votes
Morgan Tsvangirai: 233,000 votes
Spoilt papers: 131,481.

Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe’s one-man election

source: Africa Science Service
Written by ASNS in Botswana
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Botswana’s Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Mrs Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi said the country is keen to see the development of young people into future engineers and technologists as there is the challenge of having an adequate technology literate workforce.

Officiating at the Central Region Design and Technology Exhibition (CEREDTEX) in Serowe last week, the minister said she believed that design and technology is one subject that could make a significant contribution to this country.

“I am pleased to learn that the subject aims at producing multi-skilled, versatile, and adaptable youngsters who are capable of making a major contribution to the development of our country”.

Mrs Venson-Moitoi said she found the aspect of harnessing creativity, imagination and originality in students and [continue reading]

source: BBC News

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged the international community to intervene in Zimbabwe – by force if necessary.

The former Cape Town archbishop said he would support the deployment of a UN force to restore peace in the country.

He said African Union leaders should refuse to recognise Robert Mugabe as the legitimate president of Zimbabwe.

It is thought Mr Mugabe will be sworn in for another term on Sunday, although final results from the one-candidate election have been delayed.

The opposition boycotted the vote amid claims of violence and intimidation.

‘Powerful signal’

Mr Mugabe was said to have won by a wide margin, but international observers have reported many spoilt ballots, which in [continue reading]