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Mandela’s qualities – inspiring Zimbabweans to a better 2014 – Vince Musewe

via Mandela’s qualities – inspiring Zimbabweans to a better 2014 | The Zimbabwean 11.12.13 by Vince Musewe Let Mandela’s passing away remind us that we have a task ahead to liberate ordinary Zimbabweans from a shameless dictator. At times like these, we are

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Barack Obama blasts dictators

via Barack Obama blasts dictators – DailyNews Live 11 DECEMBER 2013 US president Barack Obama yesterday admonished world leaders co-opting Nelson Mandela’s struggle against oppression yet suppressing opposition and critics in their own countries. In a powerful and personal speech — clearly

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The African presidents who need to learn from Madiba

via Crocodile tears: The African presidents who need to learn from Madiba | Daily Maverick by Simon Allison 11 DEC 2013 Among the assembled dignitaries at Mandela’s funeral were a number of African heads of state who have failed to live up to

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With Mandela gone, Mugabe looms and lingers

via With Mandela gone, Mugabe looms and lingers | BLOUIN BEAT December 11, 2013 by Matt Taylor If Nelson Mandela’s death presents an opening for South Africa’s opposition to cohere into a potent force, it also serves to highlight Robert Mugabe’s continued

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African leaders emphasised different qualities

AS the example of leadership that Nelson Mandela set had any impact on other leaders, especially on this continent? It has been instructive to see the reaction from Africa to his death. Many ordinary Africans and opposition leaders have praised

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Let’s not canonise Nelson Mandela – and let’s not demonise other African leaders

via Let’s not canonise Nelson Mandela – and let’s not demonise other African leaders – Telegraph Blogs By Colin Freeman  December 11th, 2013 Barack Obama was in appropriately forgive-and-forget mood yesterday, shaking the hands of both Cuba’s Raul Castro and Zimbabwe’s Robert

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Mandela Unites Zimbabwe’s Political Party Opponents

via RadioVop Zimbabwe – Mandela Unites Zimbabwe’s Political Party Opponents By Professor Matodzi December 11, 2013 Zimbabwe’s rival political party leaders united on Wednesday as they attended a memorial service in honour of the late South African President Nelson Mandela. MDC-T party leader

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Parly adjournment too long – MP’s

via Parly adjournment too long — MPs – DailyNews Live by Chengetai Zvauya  11 DECEMBER 2013  Legislators have raised concern over the adjournment of Parliament to January 28 saying there was urgent government business to attend to. Both Parliamentary debates and portfolio

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$300m and no results – the futility of the Zanu summit

via $300m and no results – the futility of the Zanu summit | The Zimbabwean 11.12.13 by Tawanda Majoni Zanu (PF)’s current fundraising frenzy for the 2013 annual conference is a loud signal that the party has warped priorities. I hear that the

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Chidhakwa dissolves mining boards, hands control to perm sec

via Chidhakwa dissolves mining boards, hands control to perm sec | The Source  December 11, 2013   Zimbabwe’s mines minister on Wednesday dissolved management boards of  three government companies involved in diamond mining and trading. The boards of the Zimbabwe Mining Development

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Zim diamonds in European auction as local market crumbles

via Zim diamonds in European auction as local market crumbles | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell  December 11, 2013   A 300,000 carat stockpile of Zimbabwe’s diamonds said to have been auctioned in Belgium on Wednesday, as the local market faces

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Diamond mining firm retrenches 950 | The Herald

via Diamond mining firm retrenches 950 | The Herald December 11, 2013 by Lloyd Gumbo Mining constituted US$2 billion of the US$3,3 billion total exports in 2012, meaning the lion’s share oiled foreign economies Anjin Investments has retrenched at least 950 workers out

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Minister, board must answer for ZBC rot – NewsDay

via Minister, board must answer for ZBC rot December 11, 2013  NewsDay Recent happenings at the State-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) in general and in particular the findings that the parastatal’s chief executive Happison Muchechetere, who is on forced leave, was earning

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Government must clampdown on excessive salaries

via Government must clampdown on excessive salaries | SW Radio Africa  Tichaona Sibanda December 11, 2013 Big payments to chief executive officers (CEO’s) running parastatals that are failing have been described as ‘greedy and unjustified’ by analysts. This comes at a time

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No Miracles Expected From Chinamasa’s Budget

via RadioVop Zimbabwe – No Miracles Expected From Chinamasa’s Budget 11 December 2013 by Sij Ncube Chinamasa’s budget presentation comes in the backcloth of an increase in the closure of several companies Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa will present the long awaited 2014

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