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2014-07-24 U.S.-Africa Summit Must Listen to Voices of the People
[allAfrica]In a guest column for AllAfrica, E. Gyimah Boadi of Ghana's Center for Democratic Development says the vast majority of Africans who prefer democracy over authoritarian regimes deserve to be heard at the forthcoming U.S.-Africa Summit convened by President Barack Obama.

2014-07-24 Police Summon Minister Over 'Baba Jukwa'
[New Zimbabwe]INFORMATION Minister Jonathan Moyo has reportedly been summoned by the police over the ongoing Baba Jukwa saga.

2014-07-24 One Year On Zanu-PF Consolidates Power, but Economy Remains in Dire Straits
[African Arguments]One year on from Zimbabwe's heavily disputed 2013 elections, we asked Simukai Tinhu, a Zimbabwean political analyst (and regular AA contributor) and Nicole Beardsworth, a PhD student at Warwick University, to comment on how they think President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party have performed in the past year.

2014-07-24 Mudede Clears Air on 'ID Passports'
[The Herald]Registrar-GENERAL Mr Tobaiwa Mudede yesterday said his call for use of machine-readable biometric identity cards to cross borders was not meant to replace passports as an international travel document. He said in a statement that the proposal was meant to assist communities within borders, particularly in Beitbridge, whenever they wanted to cross into neighbouring countries to buy groceries and return on the same day.

2014-07-24 Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Review Vital
[The Herald]The Mid -In giving the mid-term review, the Minister will be expected to announce how the economy would have performed in six months in terms of revenue and real sector performance, new or revised measures to stimulate the economy among others.

2014-07-24 Solidarity March for Palestine
[The Herald]Scores of people yesterday converged in the Africa Unity Square in solidarity with Palestinian people who are being bombarded daily by Israeli troops in a brutal military campaign that has claimed hundreds of lives and has been roundly condemned worldwide.The protesters, made up of the Muslim community in Zimbabwe, Palestinians and locals, urged the Government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Zimbabwe as part of global efforts to force Israel to stop its murderous campaign and pull out of the Gaza Strip.

2014-07-24 Govt Eyes U.S.$25 Million Zupco Bus Deal
[The Herald]GOVERNMENT is negotiating a US$25 million loan agreement with the Eximbank of India to buy 500 buses to revive the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company's operations. Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo disclosed this when he appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing yesterday.

2014-07-24 3 000 'Prodigal' Teachers in Limbo
[The Herald]About 3 000 qualified teachers who quit their jobs at the height of economic problems are still stranded after applying for re-employment in the civil service, teachers' unions said yesterday.This comes at a time when the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has reported a critical shortage of qualified personnel to fill thousands of vacant posts, especially in rural schools.

2014-07-24 Remember the Youths in HIV Fight
[The Herald]AT least 12 000 delegates from 200 countries are meeting this week in Melbourne, Australia, for the 20th International AIDS Conference. This comes at a time the United Nations has set a new target of 2030 to eliminate AIDS, TB and malaria as major global killers. Initially all Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were supposed to be achieved by 2015. That has not been possible.

2014-07-24 Cricket Chairman Quits
[The Herald]Peter Chingoka, the long-serving Zimbabwe Cricket chairman, has quit his post. Chingoka broke the news to ZC leaders at a meeting in Harare yesterday. A full statement from ZC is expected to be announced later today.

2014-07-24 A Disaster in the Making
[Financial Gazette]ELSWHERE in the current edition of Financial Gazette, we carry the story about Zimbabwe's dwindling wheat production figures, which will this year hit an all-time low of about 10 000 tonnes. This is sad for a country grappling with a liquidity crunch and which desperately needs to ramp up output in all its agricultural sectors to either earn foreign currency or to keep the little cash already in the economy by ensuring the country does not import what it can produce.

2014-07-24 A Rare Victory for Journalists in Zimbabwe
[Daily Maverick]We don't get to say this often, but yes, here's a good news story from Zimbabwe! Two journalists managed to convince the country's highest court that it really made no sense to make defamation a criminal act, and had the offending law struck off the statute books. This should offer a little more protection for journalists working in the country - not that it comes close to solving all their problems.

2014-07-24 HIV/Aids Have Robbed Zimbabwe of a Healthy Workforce - Minister Bimha
[The Herald]THE Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha has lamented the damage HIV and AIDS have had on the Zimbabwe workforce and said this devastation has reversed development and retarded the economic growth of the country.

2014-07-24 Tragic Accident Claims Chronicle Business Editor's Life
[The Herald]Chronicle Business Editor Mernat Mafirakureva has died. He was 33. Mafirakureva died on the spot last night when his vehicle was involved in a head on collision with a South Africa-bound bus along the Masvingo- Harare highway near Beatrice. A workmate he was travelling with, Sunday News senior business Reporter Roberta Katunga, escaped with some injuries and is admitted at a private hospital in Harare. The horrific accident also claimed one passenger who was on the SA- bound bus. Mafirakureva and Katunga w

2014-07-24 'Follow Right Channels for Vacant VP Post'
[The Herald]Debate on the Zanu-PF vice-presidency took a new twist on Monday with two Politburo members from Matabeleland South accusing some ex-Zipra cadres of announcing their preferred candidates before procedures are followed.Former top PF-Zapu official, Cde Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu added his voice to the ongoing discussion on the possible successors of the late VP Landa John Nkomo, who died in January last year, saying party members should stop issuing what he said were premature and misleading statements on t

2014-07-24 Fistfight Averted in Parliament
[The Herald]Zanu-PF National Assembly representative for Buhera South Cde Joseph Chinotimba and MDC-T's Prince Dubeko Sibanda came close to exchanging blows yesterday after they disagreed during a meeting of a portfolio committee. Quick intervention by the police saved the situation. In the end, Cde Chinotimba branded Mr Sibanda, who represents Binga North and is on US$400 bail on rape allegations, a rapist.

2014-07-24 ZACC Appointments Nullified
[The Herald]The recent re-appointment of commissioners to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission is invalid as it contravenes requirements of the new Constitution signed into law last year and has since been withdrawn. This was said by the Minister of Home Affairs Kembo Mohadi while giving a ministerial statement on the status of ZACC in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

2014-07-24 Tsvangirai UK Trip - Activists to Demand Answers
[New Zimbabwe]PEACEFUL protests are not illegal in Britain, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his supporters were told Wednesday as rival structures of the divided party rowed over demonstrations planned against the former premier during his trip to the UK.

2014-07-24 Civil Society to Take On Mugabe On the Streets
[New Zimbabwe]CIVIC society group, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, says it will soon take to the streets to demand that President Robert Mugabe's government puts an end to the current economic crisis.

2014-07-24 Pressure Mounts Against Israeli Envoy in Zim
[New Zimbabwe]ABOUT 400 people took to the streets of Harare on Wednesday demanding the immediate expulsion of Israel's ambassador to Zimbabwe following his country's military crackdown in Gaza.

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