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2015-10-09 Low Water Levels a Boon for Dino Hunters
[News24Wire] Fancy a dinosaur safari in Zimbabwe? The recent drop of water levels in Lake Kariba may not be good for power generation but might allow for the discovery of more fossils, according to the owner of a safari camp.

2015-10-09 Second Zimbabwean Man Arrested for Insulting Mugabe - Lawyers
[News24Wire] A Zimbabwean man spent two nights in custody last month after allegedly saying President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech in parliament because he was "old", rights lawyers said on Thursday.

2015-10-09 Five Things to Do When There Is No Zesa
[Waza] Do you ever find yourself with nothing to do when the power goes out? Ilizwi263 blogger, Philani Amadeus Nyoni, suggests five activities to help pass the Zesa-less hours.

2015-10-09 Seychelles Falls One Place to Sixth Position in the 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) was released on Monday placing Seychelles in the 6th spot in the overall ranking, out of 54 African countries. This means the Indian Ocean island nation has slid one position compared to the 5th place ranking achieved in 2014.

2015-10-09 Some Panic As Zimbabwean Special Permit Closes
[GroundUp] On Monday, panicked applicants who had not yet received their Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit (ZSP) started queuing outside the ABSA building in central Cape Town for help.

2015-10-09 Engineers Confirm Low Kariba Waters
[Times of Zambia] Experts from the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) have confirmed that the Kariba North Bank is facing low water levels due to low rainfall the country experienced during the 2014/2015 rainy season.

2015-10-09 Opposition Slams Military Threats
[Zimbabwe Independent] Firebrand former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda says unlawful threats against former vice-president Joice Mujuru by Zimbabwe Presidential Guard commander Brigadier-General Anselem Sanyatwe have all but confirmed the senior army officer is "acting like a terrorist and a member of the Third Force" which works to clandestinely subvert the people's will.

2015-10-09 Knives Out for Chinamasa
[Zimbabwe Independent] Knives are out for Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa over his secretive arrears clearance strategy presented to three multilateral creditors in Lima, Peru, this week, as the country seeks long term funding to reverse the current economic meltdown.

2015-10-09 Avoid Dangerous Experiments
[Financial Gazette] Last week, we reported that War Veterans Minister, Christopher Mutsvangwa, told Parliament recently that government was in the process of compiling a database of people who participated in the liberation struggle in order to facilitate payment of gratuities and other benefits to those who died during the war as well as those who passed on before they could be compensated for the role they played in bringing about independence in 1980.

2015-10-09 Parly Should Examine Geyser Ban
[Financial Gazette] The recent announcement by government that it intends to ban electric geysers to save the country from a debilitating electricity crisis is both bizarre and myopic.

2015-10-09 Tsvangirai, Mujuru Stand Put On Notice
[The Herald] The Fact That Western-funded political research think-tanks have conducted surveys that repeatedly found that President Mugabe and Zanu-PF enjoy unparalleled popularity countrywide should put paid to the opposition's infantile claims of poll rigging and alleged closure of democratic space.

2015-10-09 Incoming U.S Ambassador Talks Tough
[Zimbabwe Independent] United States ambassador-designate to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas Jr, who will replace Ambassador Bruce Wharton, whose term comes to an end before the end of the year, says he will insist on the respect for human rights and upholding of the rule of law by the Harare government.

2015-10-09 Zhuwao Vows to Keep Ghost Workers in Govt
[Zimbabwe Independent] Vocal Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment minister Patrick Zhuwao has vowed to protect youth brigades the ruling Zanu PF's political shock troopers  under his ministry who constitute a significant number of the 75 000 ghost workers on the government payroll.

2015-10-09 Govt Mulls Tax On Cambridge Exams
[Zimbabwe Independent] Government is considering taxing or levying students who sit for United Kingdom's Oxford University Cambridge exams at Ordinary and Advanced levels, Education minister Lazarus Dokora said today.

2015-10-09 Banking Reforms Provoke Quarrels
[Zimbabwe Independent] There are serious concerns within the financial services sector that the proposed amendments to the Banking Act, designed to help improve monitoring and supervision of the banking sector, could leave some key entities in the financial services sector emasculated or paralysed.

2015-10-09 Mugabe Trusted Survey 'Fake', Says MDC-Ncube Party
[New Zimbabwe] The Welshman Ncube led MDC has dismissed the latest survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) saying its alleged findings were "fake, mischievous" and meant to mislead Zimbabweans.

2015-10-09 Govt to Licence, Tax Shebeens - Mzembi
[New Zimbabwe] The government is planning to register, and possibly tax, residential properties that sell alcohol illegally, Parliament heard this week.

2015-10-09 Management Change Benefits Macheso
[The Herald] Change of management at Alick Macheso's Orchestra Mberikwazvo seems to have brought positive results. The group's performance on stage has massively improved and attendance figures at their shows have gone up.

2015-10-09 President Has People's Trust, Say Analysts
[The Herald] Successive endorsements of President Mugabe's popularity by reputable research institutions are a reflection of the trust he has cultivated in the people through his work and deeds, analysts have said.

2015-10-09 Survey Results, Zanu-PF's Call to Action
[The Herald] The message from the MPOI survey is clear Zanu-PF remains appealing as the masses religiously support the party. It is time for purposive action so that the party continues to bring more smiles in every home.

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