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Zim opposition failing to take lead on graft protest

via Zim opposition failing to take lead on graft protest | SW Radio Africa by Nomalanga Moyo on Thursday, February 6, 2014 The opposition MDC-T party is failing to mobilise the people against corruption in the wake of scandals at State-linked institutions,

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Zimbabwe’s army and police broke

via Zim’s army, police broke ! Mail & Guardian by Kudzai Mashiningwa 07 FEB 2014 The security forces in Zimbabwe cannot fulfil all their functions because of a lack of money, a report says. A parliamentary report on defence and home affairs paints

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Polishing up Zimbabwe’s diamond industry

via Polishing up Zimbabwe’s diamond industry | Mail & Guardian by Kudzai Mashininga 07 FEB 2014 The Zimbabwe government is tightening controls in the diamond mining sector in a quest to extract more revenue from mining companies. As part of the stringent new

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Zimbabwe state hijacks maize imports

via Zimbabwe state hijacks maize imports | Mail & Guardian by Farai Shoko 07 FEB 2014 The Zimbabwe government’s decision to ban the private import of grain is being criticised. The government’s decision to ban the private import of grain, in effect allowing

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Government suspends help to special schools

via Government suspends help to special schools | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Thursday, February 6, 2014 The education of children with disabilities is in jeopardy after government suspended a special scheme that entitles them to free primary school education.

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#mugabe’s AU post ‘insignificant’

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Mugabe’s AU post ‘insignificant’ by News24 06 February 2014 President Robert Mugabe’s recent election to a top African Union (AU) position should not be seen as significant, the South African Institute for Security Studies has said, quashing reports that

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Mugabe aide Charamba admits ‘culpability’ in medical aid looting scam

via Mugabe aide admits ‘culpability’ in medical aid looting scam | SW Radio Africa  by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Thursday, February 6, 2014 As the exposés on corporate corruption continue to unravel, Presidential spokesman George Charamba has admitted to his ‘culpability’ in a

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Industrialists blast ZimAsset

via Industrialists blast ZimAsset – DailyNews Live  6 FEBRUARY 2014 Government’s economic blue print, Zimbabwe Agenda for sustainable socio-economic transformation (ZimAsset), must be practical if the country is to attract meaningful funding, industrialists say. Former Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) president, Callisto

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US$528 000 salary for ZESA advisor Dennis Magaya

via US$528 000 salary for ZESA advisor | The Financial Gazette by Phillimon Mhlanga 5 Feb 2014 AS the salaries scandal in Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped parastatals deepens, the Financial Gazette can reveal that Dennis Magaya, a business strategy consultant who was controversially appointed by

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Electricity generation key to platinum refinery

via Electricity generation key to platinum refinery | The Financial Gazette by Shame Makoshori 5 Feb 2014 BILLIONS of dollars required to set up a local platinum refinery could go to waste if government, which has been pushing mines to fast-track the project,

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Biti warns Kereke over $500m IMF cash

via Biti warns Kereke over $500m IMF cash 05/02/2014 NewZimbabwe FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti has declared he will sue ex-Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) top advisor Munyaradzi Kereke for slander. Biti told journalists in Harare Tuesday that his hands are clean

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AirZim planes grounded in SA

via AirZim planes grounded in SA – NewsDay Zimbabwe February 6, 2014 by Paidamoyo Muzulu AIR Zimbabwe’s two A320 Airbuses have been grounded at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the last four months amid disclosures that the planes were

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Bona’s $7 million mansion deal goes sour

via Bona’s $7 million mansion deal goes sour | The Zimbabwean 05.02.14 The dispute over ownership of the house in Hong Kong that President Robert Mugabe’s daughter Bona used while at university has spilled over into the courts. According to court

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Understanding #mugabe

via People and Politics: Understanding Mugabe By Tom Courtright February 5, 2014 TheKnoxStudent Over the past week, internationally-despised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been drumming up support from fellow African leaders to force the European Union to invite him to the EU-African Union summit set

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Harare town clerk Mahachi bounces back

via Harare town clerk Mahachi bounces back – DailyNews Live by Bridget Mananavire  6 FEBRUARY Harare city councillors yesterday supported mayor Bernard Manyenyeni’s decision to suspend town clerk Tendai Mahachi, but also noted that they were powerless to block Local Government minister Ignatius

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