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Zimbabwe Government Increases Wages Seven Weeks Before Election By  Peta
      14 February 2005

The Zimbabwe government has increased wages of the civil service by between
200 and 300 percent, just seven weeks before a general election on March 31.
Economists say the pay and pension increases will further increase the rate
of inflation.

Last week the Zimbabwe Reserve Bank acknowledged that inflation was no
longer decreasing, and there was a small rise in January.

Last year, inflation dropped month by month from an annual rate of more than
600 percent to 132 percent by year end.

The Reserve Bank predicted it would be able to bring inflation to double
figures by the end of this year.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe government has given civil servants, including
members of the security forces, massive pay hikes. Among those to receive
pay increases are traditional chiefs, many of whom have also been given
pick-up trucks for the first time.

Several thousand people who may have supported liberation war efforts more
than 25 years ago are also destined to receive a one-time gratuity according
to official documents. Registered veterans of the same war are also set to
have the value of their monthly pension and benefits doubled, according to
reports in the state-controlled press.

Agricultural subsidies are still being negotiated at the central bank, but
farmers groups say that they will be the highest ever because of rising
costs of material and low prices for Zimbabwe's main export crops tobacco
and cotton.

Zimbabwe's foreign currency reserves are at an all time low and only about
10 percent of demand for hard currency was met at last Thursday's auctions
at the central bank. According to importers, the black-market rate for US
dollars is rising every day and is now at least 60 percent higher than the
official rate quoted by the central bank.

An economist at an international accounting company who asked not to be
named says the central bank's latest inflation figure was too low by several
percentage points. He said even though Zimbabwe's economy declined last year
it had become more stable. He said the latest inflation figures and
government pay increases mean the rate of decline is now unpredictable.

Last month, the central bank predicted an economic recovery and a growth
rate of three to five percent for 2005.
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Zimbabwe declares land distribution programme a success

Almost 1 500 farms have been taken to date

Almost 1 500 farms have been taken to date

February 14, 2005, 17:00

The Zimbabwean government says the land distribution programme has been successful even though opposition parties say it is flawed and everything has been damaged. After almost five years of land grab, the government says the process will continue and that the exercise will have no position. However, the emphasis will be on new farmers to be productive.

Five years ago, the Zimbabwean government ordered white farms to be given to war veterans. This apparently to appease war veterans who were turning against the government. To date, almost 1 500 farms have been taken. The government believes it was the right decision. "We will support the new farmer ...we give them input ... and emphasis will be on quality production," said John Nkomo, the chairperson of the ruling Zanu(PF).

However, not every veteran has made it. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says land is not an emotional asset, but an economic one. The organisation says it supports structural adjustments with land being the prime base. However, the party says, the manner in which Zanu(PF) carried it out was inappropriate. "They have already damaged everything. What we want to see is the equitable land distribution," said Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC leader.

Land owned by foreign nationals is also targeted. The Mashonaland East governor says if the people want that land he will have no alternative but to comply. At stake is land owned by some German companies. "Three quarters of that land must be given to the indigenous people and a quarter to the German. I make no apology about that," says Ephraim Masawi, the governor.

Under the new arrangements no individual will own land. Everyone will have land under the 99-year leasehold agreement.

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Concern over election observers delay

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 14 Feb 2005 (IRIN) - The government of Zimbabwe says it will
reduce the number of local election monitors and bar teams from the European
Union (EU) from observing the parliamentary poll scheduled for 31 March.

Patrick Chinamasa, the justice, legal and parliamentary affairs minister,
told IRIN there was a need to reduce the number of observers to avoid
"chaos", and alleged that observer teams from the EU had tried to
destabilise the country in the past.

"We have to limit the number of observers because we do not want a situation
where 100 people come to disturb the polling process on the pretext of
observing it," Chinamasa said, adding that the country was in the process of
sending invitations for election observer missions to Southern African
Development Community (SADC) countries and members of the African Union

Foreign affairs spokesperson Pavelyn Musaka was quoted by news agencies as
saying that Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Finland were among
the countries that "should not bother" sending teams to Zimbabwe.

Political commentators and opposition politicians have warned that the
exclusion of some foreign teams, as well as reducing the number of local
observers, only served to increase concern regarding the electoral process
in Zimbabwe.

Daniel Molokele, a Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean political analyst, accused
the government of barring some observer teams so it could hide
irregularities in the electoral system.

"Preparations for the elections have been done under grossly unfair laws
that curtail the freedoms of the people. Therefore, the need for impartial
election observer teams should be emphasized, as a way of keeping a check on
the conduct of the poll. However, the exclusion of some local and EU teams
undermines an election whose outcome is already dubious," said Molokele.

He said the impartiality of the selected teams was doubtful. "They will most
likely invite teams from the African Union and the Pacific countries because
most of them are sympathetic to the ZANU-PF government. There is also a high
possibility that local observer teams will [consist] of government
sympathisers," he said.

Molokela accused the government of deliberate tardiness in issuing
invitations to observer missions, to prevent them from making an accurate
assessment of conditions in the country in the run-up to elections.

"Election observers should be in Zimbabwe by now, but the government is
deliberately delaying their invitations and arrival, so that they may not
see what has been done wrongly. SADC is not doing enough to push Zimbabwe to
comply with the regional electoral guidelines, which should be guiding the
preparations right now," he alleged.

So far only South Africa has announced its readiness to deploy a
parliamentary team to observe the elections. President Thabo Mbeki this week
called for the urgent deployment of an SADC team that would have the
authority to intervene, in order to create a climate conducive to free and
fair elections in Zimbabwe.

South Africa has voiced its disquiet over the Zimbabwe government's delays
in granting permission to a team of lawyers and a troika of SADC leaders -
South African President Thabo Mbeki, Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha
Mosisili and outgoing Namibian President Sam Nujoma - which should have
visited the country last month to check on its compliance with regional
electoral guidelines.

"Zimbabwe has not cleared the teams and we are getting concerned," an
official from the ministry of foreign affairs was quoted as saying in the
Business Day newspaper on Monday.

This weekend South Africa's tripartite alliance partners, the ruling African
National Congress, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and
the South African Communist Party, stressed the need for observers to be
deployed in Zimbabwe at the earliest opportunity.

The partners agreed to send observer teams from the Southern African Trade
Union Coordinating Council with the SADC observer team. However, political
analysts said it was highly unlikely that members of COSATU, which Zimbabwe
maintains has a political agenda, would be allowed in as part of the
regional labour body's team.
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WOZA activists demand violence-free polls

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JOHANNESBURG, 14 Feb 2005 (IRIN) - Bearing placards proclaiming, "The power
of love can conquer the love of power", a group of activists from Women of
Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) marched through the streets of the capital, Harare, on
St Valentine's Day to demand democratic and violence-free elections in

"About 150 to 200 women participated in the protest and distributed red
roses and St Valentine's Day cards until we were dispersed by the traffic
policemen," Magodonga Mahlangu, a WOZA member, told IRIN.

Since its formation in 2003, WOZA has taken to the streets every St
Valentine's Day to protest against rights abuses in the country.

Late Monday, WOZA was still trying to ascertain whether any of their members
had been arrested. At least 53 WOZA members were arrested while holding a
'pre-St Valentine's Day' march in Bulawayo last Saturday, according to Jenni
Williams, the organisation's national coordinator.

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Daily News online edition

      MDC sets date for poll campaign launch

      Date: 14-Feb, 2005

      HARARE - The MDC has provisionally set February 20 and Masvingo as the
venue for the official launch of their campaign for the 31 March
parliamentary elections.

      Authoritative sources within the MDC said because of dwindling
resources, the party had decided to cut short the span of its campaign,
which had originally been set to commence on February 13.

      "We decided we could not afford a long campaign which we could not
sustain until election day. We then decided to have a short, slick campaign
for about four weeks before the election, which we can sustain and which we
believe will make an impact," the sources said.

      Zanu PF launched its campaign last Friday, with President Robert
Mugabe declaring that the forthcoming poll would be an anti-Blair election.
Mugabe's campaign appears to focus on the issue of land, the purported
economic turn-around and the usual anti-Blair and anti-West rhetoric.

      The MDC campaign will coincide with the introduction of the party's
120 candidates and the provision of an information kit comprising
candidates' profiles and the party's manifesto, whose key issues are
freedom, human rights, education and jobs.

      But the sources said with a proper audit of the resources, the launch
could be moved back further until after 20 February. They said Masvingo was
a tentative venue which could be changed, following the violent disputes in
the province last week that arose over the party's primary polls.

      It is feared that the glamour of the MDC's launch could be spoiled by
demonstrations by a faction loyal to Silas Mangono, the sitting Masvingo
Central MP, who lost the right to represent the party in trying to retain
his seat.

      The controversial primaries were conducted by the party's president,
Morgan Tsvangirai.

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      France pledges to support Zimbabwe in fight against HIV/AIDS 2005-02-15 02:15:05

          HARARE, Feb. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- France would continue to support
Zimbabwe's development, especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS which is
claiming an estimated 3,000 lives each week, said a French diplomat on

          Speaking to journalists after meeting with Vice President Joyce
Mujuru, the French ambassador to Zimbabwe, Michel Raimbaud, said his country
would continue supporting Zimbabwe to fight the pandemic.

          "We are working with Zimbabwe to fight the mother-to-child
transmission of HIV/AIDS," Raimbaud said.

          He said France would help Zimbabwe access more anti-retroviral
drugs for HIV-positive people.

          The Global Fund on HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which is
administered by the United States, has denied Zimbabwe's access to the
funds, saying the country does not have the capacity to administer the

          However, Zimbabwean Health and Child Welfare Minister David
Parirenyatwa said last year that Zimbabwe was being denied the funds on
political grounds as it has the administrative capacity to handle the

          Zimbabwe has one of the largest number of HIV/AIDS cases in the
world with an infection rate of 24.6 percent and more than 800, 000 children
orphaned by the pandemic.

          Relations between Zimbabwe and western countries, particularly the
United States and Britain, soured when the government embarked on the land
reform program in 2000 to rectify colonial imbalances.

          The government acquired farms from former white commercial farmers
and parceled it to land-starved indigenous people. Before the exercise,
about 80 percent of the country's prime land was in the hands of about 4,000
white commercial farmers while the majority blacks were cramped on
unproductive land.

          As a result of his stance on fair allocation of land, President
Robert Mugabe has been vilified by western countries and the country was
subjected to unofficial sanctions which have seen most donor organizations
cutting off financial aid. Enditem

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International Journalists' Network

Media groups slam African Union

Feb 14, 2005

The African Union is neglecting press freedom on several fronts, according
to journalists' groups monitoring its policies.

The intergovernmental organization recently announced that it would hold its
2006 summit in Gambia - a decision that drew criticism from journalists and
press freedom advocates. Meanwhile, several journalists' groups are calling
for a revision of some African Union standards from which a free press was
conspicuously absent.

In Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh is facing scrutiny for his hostility
toward Gambia's journalists. Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) had
asked the African Union to publicly condemn the murder of Gambian journalist
Deyda Hydara, a vocal critic of the Jammeh's government. Instead, the
governments meeting in Nigeria at the end of January announced that Gambia
would host next year's summit. So far, the African Union has not issued any
formal statement on the matter.

For more information on the Hydara case, see the IJNet News Archive:

Meanwhile, a coalition of media associations has sent a letter to UN
Secretary General Kofi Annan regarding a set of African Union guidelines.
The union's New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) wrote the
standards as a mechanism to review development among the member countries.
Press freedom was not included.

The letter says that the omission essentially gives certain governments -
such as those in Gambia, Ethiopia, Somalia and Zimbabwe - license to repress
the media. It says that there is a direct correlation between the increase
in arrests and prosecutions of African journalists and the lax NEPAD
standards. The letter also praises Kenya and Ghana for reviewing and
improving repressive media laws.

The groups that signed the letter were the World Press Freedom Committee,
the Media Institute of Southern Africa, the International Press Institute,
the International Association of Broadcasting, and the Inter American Press
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Zambia making the most of tourism boom
          February 14 2005 at 12:11PM

      By Shapi Shacida

      The number of tourists visiting Zambia has quadrupled since foreigners
began to shun neighbouring Zimbabwe four years ago, boosting revenues to
R918 million last year, officials said this week.

      "There is a tourism boom in Zambia, which is partly because of the
problems Zimbabwe is facing with the international community," a senior
Treasury official said at an African tourism conference in Lusaka.

      "Tourists prefer to visit Zambia compared with Zimbabwe now," he

      Zambian Tourism Minister Patrick Kalifungwa told the conference that
tourism was one of the Southern African nation's three top growth sectors.

      Zimbabwe used to be one of the region's main tourist destinations, but
its hotels and game reserves are now struggling to attract foreigners from
outside the continent.

      Zimbabwe launched a controversial land reform programme in 2000,
seizing white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to landless blacks.

      That helped spark its worst political and economic crisis since
independence in 1980, as agricultural output contracted sharply and Western
donors halted credit lines.

      Kalifungwa said Zambia had embarked on a vigorous marketing campaign
to attract tourists and hoped to receive one million visitors a year by

      A total of 610 109 tourists visited Zambia last year, compared with
about 160 000 four years ago.

      Zambia's economy is expected to grow by six percent this year,
compared with 4,6 percent in 2004, spurred also by expansion in agriculture
and mining.

      Good rains and farm reforms have helped Zambian agriculture and the
country is keen to cash in on its potential for offering safari holidays for
foreign tourists.

      Official estimates are not available, but based on Zambia's gross
domestic product data, tourism now accounts for nearly four percent of the

      Most of Zambia's roughly 10 million people still live in abject
poverty and the country is battling a raging HIV and Aids pandemic that is
killing off much of its workforce.

      One of the main tourist attractions in Zambia - also accessible from
Zimbabwe - are the Victoria Falls, listed by the UN as one of the world's
seven wonders.

      Thousands of tourists also visit Livingstone town, 500km south of
Lusaka, to see the spot which Scottish explorer David Livingstone visited
nearly 150 years ago. - Reuters

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February 14 , 2005

~~~ Newsletter 055 ~~~
Stir it up

Get UP and show your collective power

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.
~ Bob Marley

Nowhere fast
Lying in your bed and on a Saturday night
You're sweatin' buckets and it's not even hot
But your brain has got the message
And it's sending it out
To every nerve and every muscle you've got
You've got so many dreams
That you don't know where to put 'em
So you'd better turn a few of 'em loose
Your body's got a feeling that it's starting to rust
You'd better rev it up and put it to use
- Jim Steinman

Zvakwana to rusting bodies - make 31 March 2005 A Day of Election Action!
Panguva yeChimurenga chechipiri, takarwa hondo yekuti munhu wese awane mukana wekuvhota. Takarwira rusununguko nekuzvitonga kuzere. We fought for freedom, independence and ‘one person one vote.’ But we are still waiting! Nhasi tava muna2005 – tichakangomirira! Tinoziva kuti sarudzo inouya yakatobiwa kare tisati tatanga kuvhota! The upcoming election has already been spoiled because of the unfair electoral conditions. But that does not mean to say that we shouldn’t be actively engaged in working for a better Zimbabwe. You are not going to help matters if you just sit at home on Election Day 31st March. It is high time that we remember that individuals can, and do make a difference especially when they unite under banners of love, peace and justice. Hundreds of Zimbabweans have written to Zvakwana over the last months saying that this general election should not take place. There is no point in voting because the ruling party just steals your vote. But if we all stay at home and silently accept defeat then we will be allowing the regime to walk all over us. There is so much you can do to protest this flawed election and to make your voice heard.
You can:

Which one of these choices do you think you will follow? Write to us at

Did you know . . .
There is a pressure group in the US called NOTA. NOTA stands for “none of the above”. They believe that all ballot papers should have another option on them permitting voters to choose None of the Above. If “None” captured the most votes, a new election would have to be held, with all the defeated candidates disqualified from running. NOTA have gotten support for this idea from various stakeholders in the US including The Wall Street Journal and Ralph Nader. You can find out some more by visiting

Madhuku speaks out his mind
At a recent public meeting in Ha Ha Harare put on by the energetic Crisis Coalition there was lots of vibrant talk. And by the way the hall was indeed very full. Zvakwana sends a big pom pom to those citizens who are motivated enough to go out and be a part of the social and political discourse. Lovemore Madhuku from the National Constitutional Assembly was very direct about certain things namely the opposition party. Madhuku said that if the MDC loses and they fail to show leadership after the election then "we will write the MDC off". Zvakwana is pleased to read the recent NCA statement in which they reject the forthcoming general election saying that they do not want to legitimise it in any way. However, we are asking them directly as to how they will make their words more than just empty statements and we look forward to seeing a vibrant campaign come out of "Talkmore" Madhuku.

Munhu akazvimirira muparamende haafuriri vanhu kuti varwe
nokuti iye anomiririra zvido zvemunhu wese. MuIndependent
haapesanise vanhu munyika asi anotovabatanidza.
- Margaret Dongo

Speak out - with Zvakwana BuddiesIti kwanyanu, Simuka! - Taura zvaunofunga!
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Political choices

Tractors of terror
After reading an article on the 25th January in the Daily Herald reporting a meeting between Massey Ferguson and Minister Made regarding the supply of agricultural equipment to farmers in Zimbabwe it crossed my mind that the equipment was intended for use on the illegally settled farms. With this thought in mind I emailed Massey Ferguson – you can also write in protest!
--Charles, Harare
Email Steve Wood at Massey Ferguson:

MDC: where’s the strategy?
At Zvakwana we are sick and tired of hearing these two phrases that seem to be the weak bone of the opposition party: "damned if we do, damned if we don’t"; "caught between a rock and a hard place". There were many strategies for the MDC to adopt. Instead, they have shown a clear lack of leadership in putting these different strategies to their benefactors and their grassroots supporters. The MDC had the opportunity to boycott the general election of 2005 citing that the electoral conditions were very far from fair. They also had the option to organise a massive stay away as a collective protest on voting day to give a clear indication of rejecting a flawed election. Then, by the way, they also had the chance to launch a spoiled ballot campaign as another way to say Enough! to manipulated elections. Instead, one way or another, they have decided to participate saying that Zimbabweans want to express their desire to change our country's fortunes through the ballot box. This means that the MDC must not only produce a very good election campaign to get masses of unregistered and apathetic people out to vote, they must also have an impactful backup plan to protest what will be a stolen election and to inspire Zimbabweans out of the depression that may engulf people during that time. It is obvious that the MDC likes a challenge! And now we are reading Welshman Ncube saying that the opposition party will "reserve the right" to take "corrective measures" if the conditions on the ground do not improve (as if they will!). Haven't the MDC figured out yet that so very few of us have any rights at all under this regime. Are we hearing yet another empty threat from the MDC? They seem to be as confused as ever.

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Coming home the other day, I was stopped by a police officer on the side of the road. He said he wanted my chitupa and my registration. For? My Bicycle! Wofungeiko?! When I said I didn’t have, he told me I should go and register my bike at any police station. He said repeatedly that this was for my own good as in case the bicycle got pinched then it would be easier to retrieve. I haven’t yet been to the registering place as I have been busy at work but I wonder when I do go, what will it cost? Is there really some way that registering bicycles helps them get retrieved from the tsotsis and street kids who nab them? Or is it just one more fund raising gimmick?
--Vimbai, Zvakwana subscriber

Gamble on these elections at your own risk

Elections aren’t a game
If you want to be in it to win then you should make an informed choice when you go to the polls. Don’t make a quick pick. Find out more about your MP – hold him/her accountable.

Looking back
The 2005 Elections are approaching fast. MPs have already decided that they do not want to carry on in parliamentary sessions, and have adjourned. Many of the MPs who have been at home in Parliament these past five years may not be going back. Reviewing on the past five years what do you think of your MP? Was your MP active in your constituency? Did she or he deliver on the promises that were made during the campaign? It can be said that one should vote for the politician who offers the fewest promises – that way you won’t be disappointed. Give marks out of 10 for your MP's performance - we want to hear from you! How does your MP rate? Let us know by emailing

Fact is stranger than fiction
When minister of [in]justice patrick chinamasa was speaking about the possibilities of Zimbabweans voting outside the country, he said:

"Even assuming that the Constitution had allowed Zimbabweans who are not resident in the country to vote, how would such registration of Zimbabweans in such countries take place when both the political and public service leadership is banned to travel in those countries? How would ZANU PF be able to canvas for support of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora when its political leadership suffers from a travel ban in those countries? I believe that the political playing has to be level. As it is, it is uneven to the advantage of the MDC both locally and internationally."

The Hansard, the transcript of Parliamentary debate and discussion, is full of quotations like this. If this is the level of thinking of the so-called ministers, why do we allow them to be paid, much less stay in office! You can let chinamasa know what you think of his statement, and wish him a happy retirement by contacting him on:
Work: P/Bag 7704 Causeway, Harare (777054 or 774620-7)
Home: Honeybear Lane, Borrowdale (860006)
Or send him a text message on: 011 605 523

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Get UP! refuse to pay for your refuse collections
If our rubbish isn’t collected then why keep on sending our hard earned burials to companies that can’t cope up. Perhaps it is time to think of other methods of cleaning up after ourselves. Everywhere we look these days there is stinking litter gathering in very big piles. Both Leppard (letter writer to the ZimInd) and the Editor were recently talking about how we are being swindled from our cash with no services provided. And then during a dead bc call in programme someone suggested that we all dump our rubbish at town hall. This way the city government would be forced to deal with it because of the stench and vermin. And if they still ignored it, at least it would not be causing a hazard for our families and neighbours Do you have some other suggestions to offer to solve this problem?

Thank you!
Tinotenda zvikuru, siyabonga kakhulu, many thanks to all the applicants who responded to the Zvakwana vacancies announcement. Only the short-listed candidates have been contacted. But that doesn't mean we cant keep getting UP and standing UP together. All applicants should keep checking the post for additional activist materials to distribute kwesekwese.

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. The truth about Zimbabwe is that we are in a bloody mess, Gono and others can lie all they want but we are doomed. No amount of sendekera nor ivhu is going to change that! The only solution left is that the entire ZPF be put in jails for the next twenty-five years!
Mwana weupfu!

Wanna be amused?
Click here for a slideshow of the Bush Administration’s confusion.

Our hands are tied, our mouths are taped

Our hands are tied, our mouths are taped
our hands are tied, our mouths are taped
but nobody can bind our spirit
and we’re not imprisoned when our thoughts are free
we all have an inner fortress which gets stronger and stronger
when we’re fighting for a cause

he who walks high can never be a slave
no one can rule us, if we refuse to be ruled

this is our promise
given in the darkness before dawn
that dreams of freedom will never die

Produced by Saqib and Jay-B in cooperation with Outlandish.

The lyrics were written by the Danish architect Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) in 1940 during the German occupation of Denmark.


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