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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Zimbabwe’

Victoria Falls: Chinese Tourist Survives Plunge

As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is also home to tourism. There are not only beautiful pictures taken at this foreign destination and tourist hotspot, but unfortunate events that do occur while doing so. In this case, the unfortunate event transformed into nothing short of a miracle. According to a tourism official, a Chinese …

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Victoria Falls Plunge: Chinese Tourist Survives 49-Feet Leap

Yesterday, a Chinese tourist’s trip to Victoria Falls in Zambia took a turn for the worst. While capturing photos of the massive falls, 45-year-old Wang Shun Xue lost his footing and plunged 49 feet into the gorge. According to the manager of the National Heritage Conservation Commission in Livingstone, John Zulu mentioned how fortunately Xue didn’t fall at a location …

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Zimbabwe Elephant Poacher Sentenced to 15 Years

A Zimbabwe court sentenced a poacher to more than 15 years in prison on Wednesday, for poisoning and killing elephants with cyanide. The conviction was the fourth concerning the poisoning in a month, and the accused still faces charges for cyanide possession and for contravening environmental laws. The Hwange court also found Akim Masuku, 26, guilty of illegal possession of …

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Zimbabwe Poachers Poison 87 Elephants

Zimbabwean poachers have poisoned 87 elephants with cyanide in Hwange national park, which holds one of the world’s largest herds. Zimbabwean environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere said that park rangers and police have recovered 19 tusks, cyanide and wire snares, while searching villages close to the park. The poachers went after the ivory while authorities were preoccupied with the general election …

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Zimbabwe Plans “Disneyland in Africa”

Will your family forego California-based Disneyland for a new Zimbabwe-based theme park? That’s what Zimbabwe’s struggling tourism industry is hoping. Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi revealed the idea at the UN World Tourism Organization general assembly, which was being co-hosted last week with Zambia near Victoria Falls, renowned as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Zimbabwe’s tourism highlights …

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Zimbabwe Canes Teenager For Facebook Slander

In Aprile 2011, the U.S. state department released a report on human rights in Zimbabwe. In the report U.S. government officials outline many abuses of power and savage acts perpetrated by the Zimbabwe government and their security forces. Specific cases include mass beating of high school and college students, torture of protesters, unlawful arrests, harassment, and even imprisonment of adolescent …

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