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  1. Zimbabwe By: Madeline Westfall

  2. Kirsty Coventry • In the 2008 summer Olympic games, in Beijing Kirsty Coventry brought home all of Zimbabwe’s medals. • Her performance brought some rare positive news to her the economically suffering country. • Coventry brought hope for a country with severe food, fuel and job shortages and inflation at %165,000, Zimbabwe is a country not used to winning anything in sport. • Coventry is a white Zimbabwean who moved to the United States because of the lack of funding and facilities at home.

  3. Zimbabwe Political Crisis, No Deal • “This is the second time, Mr. Tsvangirai has refused to seal the deal and insisting on what insiders described as “new and absurd” demands.” • Tsvangirai stormed out of a Harare hotel after refusing to sign the power sharing agreement under President Mbeki. • New York Times revealed the Tsvangirai was not willing to compromise with the power sharing agreement. • Some believe that Tsvangirai is upset about not winning the election, and he wants a settlement stating that he won the first election when no candidate collected the 51% to be pronounced winner. • President Mugabe and Prof. Mutambara have blamed Mr. Tsvangirai for inept progress in the talks. • Success of talks may lead to the end of Zimbabwe’s economic crippling

  4. Wildlife Slaughtering • One case: rangers shot a single elephant 40 times for supposedly invading on a settlement. • The elephants meat was sold to local residents. • Second case: elephant was shot 16 times for no given reason. • Both elephants were shot in front of terrified and heartbroken tourists who promised to never return to Zimbabwe. • Five elephants were also killed on the search for a disobedient elephant that killed a safari care taker. • Problems with mischievous have increased due to their search for food and water in nearby villages. • Unlike South Africa, Zimbabwe has no control over its herds of elephants

  5. Illegal Poaching • Since Mugabe became President of Zimbabwe, Other animal populations have decreased due to Mugabe’s seize of white-owned farms and game reserves. • Some antelopes are being poached for the profit of their body parts. • Rhino populations were hit hard by poaching. • Impala used to be one of Zimbabwe’s most common and fertile animals but has become a victim to widespread poaching.

  6. Water Crisis Hits Schools • Tongwe High School is faced with a water crisis afterits electricity lines were vandalized, cutting of water to the school. • Several meters of power line, about 19 poles, have been recently cut down near Tshapfuche Village. • The outage of electricity has also affected the local ward clinic and the whole Tongwe business centre. • District education officer Mr. Sam SiyafaMoyo said they had alerted the District Civil Protection Unit. • With the help of government departments the school has been supplied with clean water from Beitbridge town daily. • The Tongwe School houses 337 students and faculty. • It relies on one borehole which used an electricity pump which matched the near Zinwa water pumps.

  7. Works Cited • "Great Zimbabwe News - Zimbabwe political crisis, no deal." Great Zimbabwe News. 18 Aug. 2008 <>. • "Kirsty Coventry: Success brings rare cheer to Zimbabwe - Athlete Profile - 2008 Beijing Olympic Games - ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)." 18 Aug. 2008 <>. • "Nature · Wildlife Slaughter in Zimbabwe." G LIVING | MODERN GREEN LIFESTYLE HUMAN NETWORK 1a. 18 Aug. 2008 <>. • " Zimbabwe: Water Crisis Hits School (Page 1 of 1)." Home. 18 Aug. 2008 <>.