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#Zimbabwe economy haunts clueless Zanu PF

via Economy haunts clueless Zanu PF – DailyNews Live by John Kachembere and Kudzai Chawafambira  4 MAY 2014 Any hope that Zimbabweans had of a quick economic recovery were dashed last week when government admitted that it had failed to pay its

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Zimbabwe: Illegal gold panning destroying tourism

via Zimbabwe: Illegal gold panning destroying tourism – eTurboNews.com May 04, 2014 Illegal gold panning activities are taking a toll on the flora and fauna in the scenic district of Shurugwi, destroying the latent tourism the district is endowed with. With the

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MDC’s implosion bodes ill for Zimbabwe

via MDC’s implosion bodes ill for Zim – Africa | IOL News May 4 2014 By Peta Thornycroft The accelerating disintegration of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party is apparently returning Zimbabwe to effective one-party statism. Even before the latest leadership

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How much longer should this suffering continue

via How much longer should this suffering continue, Cde President? – The Standard May 4, 2014 with Tangai Chipangura It has now become abundantly clear that Zimbabwe’s economy is once again in freefall. We have gone back into that frightful crisis of the

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VP Mujuru defends Chinamasa – The Sunday Mail [!?]

via VP Mujuru defends Chinamasa – The Sunday Mail by tinashe farawo | Sunday, May 4, 2014 Vice-President Joice Mujuru yesterday said Government was fully behind Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa in his mandate to lead the country’s economic turnaround.

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Mujuru castigates culture of corruption

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Mujuru castigates culture of corruption 04 May 2014 Vice President Joice Mujuru has castigated the culture of corruption in the country which she says is scaring away investors and affecting the full implementation of ZIM ASSET economic blueprint.

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Zimbabwe’s National Prosecuting Authority wants Beatrice Mtetwa convicted

via NPA wants Beatrice Mtetwa convicted – DailyNews Live Kumbirai Mafunda 4 MAY 2014 The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has launched a fresh onslaught against feisty human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa by appealing against her acquittal on charges of defeating or obstructing the

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Press Freedom 2014 – the global picture

via Press Freedom 2014- the global picture | theguardian.com Press freedom around the world has declined to its lowest level in over a decade, with major setbacks in several Middle Eastern states as well as Turkey and Ukraine http://static.guim.co.uk/ni/1398941918470/Press_Freedom_map.pdf Press freedom

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Internationally, decline of newspapers hits a milestone

via Decline of newspapers hits a milestone: Print revenue is lowest since 1950 By Jordan Weissmann Slate.com Here’s a quick reminder that, despite the upbeat story lines we’ve heard about the greater media business during the past year or so, most newspapers

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‘Ban on journalists’ march unjustified’ – Ripley’s believe it or not

via ‘Ban on journalists’ march unjustified’ – DailyNews Live  4 MAY 2014 The 11th hour cancellation and effective disruption by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) of the official 2014 commemoration of World Press Freedom Day that had been organised by the Zimbabwe

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Outrage as Press Freedom Day march is banned

via Outrage as Press Freedom Day march is banned – DailyNews Live by Bridget Mananavire 4 MAY 2014 Media freedom groups have slammed the last minute police ban of a World Press Freedom Day march scheduled for yesterday. Zimbabwe had lined up the

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Jonathan Moyo blasts police over World Press Freedom Day [Really?]

via Jonathan Moyo blasts police – The Standard May 4, 2014 by Patrice Makova and Nqobile Nkiwane Media, Information and Broadcasting Services minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo yesterday blasted the police for using unconstitutional and counterproductive means to block journalists and other stakeholders

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Zimbabwe cops block Press Freedom Day march

via Hre cops block Press Freedom Day march 03/05/2014 NewZimbabwe HARARE police on Saturday disrupted a peaceful march organised by the Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) and the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe to mark the World Press Freedom Day, drawing

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Media freedom under siege in #Zimbabwe

via Media freedom under siege | The Zimbabwean 04.05.14 by Media Alliance Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) and the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) condemns the last minute ban on a World Press Freedom Day march and road show

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Media’s crucial role in Zimbabwe’s Asset’s success

via Media’s crucial role in Zim Asset’s success – The Standard May 4, 2014 by Tafara Shumba The media has been variously described as the Fourth Estate, agenda setter, watchdog, force multiplier and gatekeeper, all in an effort to demonstrate their influence on

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