Abbreviations A to Z

Abbreviations often have a number of meanings/usage. The details given below are restricted to usages relevant to current and past articles dispalyed on this Web site.
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome -

The term describes the latter stages of an HIV infection when the immune system has stopped working and the person develops a life-threatening condition
or The Americas
The landmass of North America, Central America, South America and the several islands/island-nations thereabouts.

The USA (United States of America) has also sought to take to its self the name 'America', even thhough the USA is a part of North America.
AU African Union

The AU (in 2008) is fomred of 53 mainland and offshore nations of Africa, except Morocco
ESKOM Electricity Supply Commission of South Africa

EU European Union

The EU (in 2008) is formed of 25 European nations grouped by trading and political agreement/treaty
G8 Group of Eight

The G8 (in 2008) is an international forum comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, USA, EU
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus

In this condition, a sexually transmitted virus attacks the body's immune system which provides a natural defence system against disease and infection
MDC Movement for Democratic Change

The MDC is a politcal movement in Zimbabwe
or MDC-M
Movement for Democratic Change-Mutambara (political formation)

MDC-M (in 2008) is a political formation in Zimbabwe led by Mr Arthur Mutambara
or MDC-T
Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (political formation)

MDC-T (in 2008) is a political formation in Zimbabwe led by Mr Arthur Mutambara
MOU Memorandum of Understanding

A document stating bilaterally agreed terms for interaction of the parties represented by signatories to the MOU
O5 Outreach Five

Five (5) developing nations (in 2008) comprising Brazil, China, India Mexico, South Africa which are sometimes guests at Group of Eight (G8) meetings
RERA Regional Electricity Regulators Association

A southern Africa organisation
SADC Southern African Development Community

Fourteen (14) mainland and offshore nations of southern Africa
SAPP Southern African Power Pool

A southern Africa energy organisation
TVET Technical and Vocational Education and Training

An element of the educative mechanism to prepare individuals for gainful employment in southern Africa
UK United Kingdom

Comprises Great Britain plus Northern Ireland
UN United Nations
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
UNSC United Nations Security Council
US United States

USA United States of America

UNSC United Nations Security Community
ZANU-PF Zimbabwe African National Union (Patriotic Front)

Political party in Zimbabwe


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