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Zambian Mining decision poses threat to Mana Pools

via Zambezi Traveller Blogspot: Minister gives green light for Kangaluwi Copper Project in Lower Zambezi National Park [Conservation opinion leadership requested here…Mana Pools within the UNESCO World Heritage Site and larger UNESCO Biosphere Reserve could be directly affected by mining in

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Botswana breaks ranks with AU, Sadc | The Herald

via Botswana breaks ranks with AU, Sadc | The Herald January 26, 2014 by Makomborero Mutimukulu Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama has broken ranks with Sadc and the rest of Africa, saying his country will not participate in future Sadc election observer missions

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Ruling from the deathbed: A curse of our times

via Ruling from the deathbed: A curse of our times JANUARY 25, 2014 By Courage Shumba NehandaRadio It would have been a bad precedent for Mugabe to have been removed from office through natural death. It still remains an ugly possibility that he

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Zimbabweans will rise against Mugabe, says Sikhala

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Zimbabweans will rise against Mugabe, says Sikhala 26 January 2014 Former MDC99 leader Job Sikhala claims that Zimbabweans are tired enough of President Robert Mugabe’s ‘heartless lot and rebellion against this regime is imminent.’ In a statement , Sikhala said:

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US official speaks on Mugabe exclusion

via US official speaks on Mugabe exclusion – The Standard January 26, 2014 by Patrice Makova US President Barack Obama did not invite President Robert Mugabe for a landmark United States-Africa summit in August because the Zimbabwean leader is currently a “Specially

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Patronage, ignorance: The twin evils of greed

via Patronage, ignorance: The twin evils of greed – The Standard January 26, 2014  by Desmond Kumbuka Leafing through an August 2012 edition of the respected Financial Mail magazine, I came across an article in which editor Barney Mthombothi wrote scathingly about

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Zimbabwe’s economy still stuck in a rut

via Zimbabwe’s economy still stuck in a rut  Mail & Guardian 24 JAN 2014 by Jason Moyo Increased imports, reduced exports, a weaker rand and closing firms conspire against Zimbabwe’s recovery. As the negative news piles up on the economic front, the

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Parliament says tell us who is owed money by the RBZ

via Parliament says tell us who is owed money by the RBZ 26 January 2014 by Charles Rukuni InsiderZim Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Planning says the government should name the creditors who are owed US$1.35 billion by the Reserve Bank

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Labour unions deplore obscene salaries

via Labour unions deplore obscene salaries – The Standard January 26, 2014 by Phyllis Mbanje WORKERS’ representative bodies have roundly condemned the huge salaries earned by bosses at the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) and the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) saying

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Salary monster eating its own – SundayMail

via Salary monster eating its own Sunday, 26 January 2014 by Garikai Mazara SundayMail The past few weeks have been very interesting and at the same time depressing. US$230 000 per month? What exactly do we call this? Then the very revealing memo

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Parastatal bosses submit contracts to Government | The Herald

via Parastatal bosses submit contracts to Government | The Herald January 26, 2014 by Tinashe Farawo ALL the country’s parastatals have submitted performance contracts detailing their salaries and benefits to the Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet for scrutiny following

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Government cancels ZESA tender – SundayMail

via Government cancels ZESA tender Sunday, 26 January 2014 by Darlington Musarurwa and Brian Chitemba SundayMail Currently, electricity consumers have to queue in order to purchase electricity vouchers at Zesa outlets but once they close units will no longer be available. The recent

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Constitution Watch 1/2014 of 25th January

CONSTITUTION WATCH 1/2014 [25th January 2014] Giving Effect to the Constitution Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act – No Longer Constitutional   Introduction The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act was enacted under the old constitution.  This Act gave the President plenary power

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Bill Watch – Parliamentary Committees Series 3/2014 of 24th January

BILL WATCH PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 3/2014 [24th January 2014] Committee Meetings Open to the Public: 27th to 30th January The meetings of Senate thematic committees and National Assembly portfolio committee listed below will be open to the public during the coming

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What country friends is this? – Zimbabwe Vigil

via What country friends is this? – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 25th January 2014 January 26, 2014 at 6:01pm The Vigil is to protest at a Zanu PF-backed visit to London by a delegation of Zimbabwean business leaders. The demonstration will take place

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