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2014-07-27 Grace Mugabe Lays Into 'Arrogant' Biti
[New Zimbabwe]PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, on Friday hit out at ousted MDC-T secretary general Tendai Biti, accusing the former finance minister of arrogance, adding that his party's electoral loss to Zanu PF a year ago was God's punishment for his 'know-it-all' attitude.

2014-07-28 EU to Review Mugabe Sanctions Next Year
[Zimbabwe Standard]The European Union has expressed mixed feelings over political developments in Zimbabwe at a time the continental bloc is in the process of assessing chances of resuming direct cooperation with the Zimbabwean government in November.

2014-07-28 Tsvangirai's Rigging Claims Questioned
[The Herald]MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai was last week given a torrid time at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House in Britain, where he was presenting a paper titled: "Zimbabwe After the Disputed Election: The Way Forward."Participants at the lecture bore holes into Mr Tsvangirai's presentation, questioning his claims over his dismal electoral loss and his unsound relations with the region.

2014-07-28 President Mugabe Outlined the Template
[The Herald]President Mugabe has once again spelt out the hallmarks of good leadership, defining what it takes to be a good leader and what his or her responsibilities are.

2014-07-27 MP in the Dock for Insulting Mugabe
[New Zimbabwe]AN opposition MP who is being accused of insulting President Robert Mugabe way back in 2005 was back in court last week.

2014-07-28 Sables Chase World Cup Dream in Russia
[Zimbabwe Standard]NATIONAL rugby side, the Sables, find themselves in the unfamiliar territory of Siberia for a crucial World Cup play-off duel against Russia in the city of Krasnoyarsk next weekend.

2014-07-28 Will Grace Succeed Robert Mugabe?
[Zimbabwe Standard]ON April 6, we carried a lead story: Grace Mugabe eclipses Mujuru, Mnangagwa which for the first time revealed that the First Lady was establishing herself as a new kingmaker in Zanu PF.

2014-07-28 Why a Good Education System Benefits Us All
[The Herald]Research around the world confirms that the most important of the criteria to improve quality of education is having good teachers. Equipment, quality of buildings and class size all have some effect, but the quality of the teaching is the most critical: fix that and provide at least the basic minimum for the rest and children will have a better chance.

2014-07-28 Chigumbura Appointed Zimbabwe Cricket Team Captain
[Zimbabwe Independent]NATIONAL cricket team all-rounder Elton Chigumbura has bounced back as the captain of the national One-Day Internationals team three years after he was relieved of his role as captain in all formats.

2014-07-28 Engage Zim On Democratic Values, Tsvangirai Tells EU
[New Zimbabwe]THE European Union (EU)'s re-engagement with Zimbabwe must be premised on the promotion of values that promote democratic transformation in the country and not just be an 'open-ended' process, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai told a meeting at Chatham House in London on Friday.

2014-07-28 Tax Evasion Allegations Baseless - ECONET
[Zimbabwe Standard]ECONET Wireless has dismissed allegations that the company has evaded paying duty taxes since 1998 saying the accusations by a whistleblower were false and defamatory.

2014-07-28 Tsvangirai's Chatham House Monologue
[The Herald]TSVANGIRAI's address at Chatham House was as inspiring as an empty bottle. It was hollow and substance-free to be more precise. He started off by talking about the "debilitating economic problems Zimbabwe is facing which are 'supposedly' symptomatic of a deep-rooted political crisis stemming from a disputed election". What?The election was exactly a year ago and Tsvangirai is hanging on to a done deal convincingly, freely and fairly won by the ruling party.

2014-07-28 Zim-WBIC to Be Launched
[The Herald]Zimbabwe and the European Union will this Friday launch a business information centre to enhance business linkages between local exporters with their European counterparts.The Zim-EBIC will be jointly inaugurated in Harare by Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha and the Head of the EU delegation to Zimbabwe Ambassador Aldo Dell'Ariccia.

2014-07-28 Land Grabbers Have Failed the Country - MP
[New Zimbabwe]NEWLY resettled farmers, among them top Zanu PF top officials, are failing to utilise land they received under the country's controversial agrarian reforms, resulting in the country facing mass starvation every year, Parliament has been told.

2014-07-28 Factionalism Days Numbered - Gumbo
[The Herald]The National People's Congress to be held in December will put to bed infighting and factionalism that have rocked Zanu-PF of late, party spokesperson Cde Rugare Gumbo has said.

2014-07-28 Macheso Wedding - Elegant , Exclusive Outfits - Sulu Chimbetu to Perform
[The Herald]Brenda Phiri -Little is known about Sharon, the eldest daughter of Sungura king pin Alec Macheso, but right now, she feels like the luckiest girl in the land. Those who caught wind of her customary marriage in February are aware that she and fiancé Kudakwashe Munetsi will officially tie the knot on August 11. It is barely two weeks from now and her drastic loss of weight gives us an idea of what she has been up to.

2014-07-28 Bulawayo Vendors Assault Municipal Police
[SW Radio]Public anger at official harassment was demonstrated this week when vendors assaulted municipal police who had confiscated their goods at Bulawayo's Renkini bus terminus.

2014-07-28 Grace Mugabe Joins Political Fray
[SW Radio]President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has declared her intention to vie for political office by seeking nomination to become ZANU PF's next chairperson of the powerful Women's League.

2014-07-28 Govt Reviews Joint Venture Guidelines
[The Herald]Victoria Falls -Government is reviewing the existing 2004 policy guidelines on joint ventures in order to give legal force and fine tuning it to avoid uncertainties and delays in the processing of such projects. Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa told Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe business conference last Friday that the objective of the review was to ensure transparency.

2014-07-28 Man Who Bashed Baby On Rock Escapes Jail
[New Zimbabwe]A ZIMUNYA man who smashed his five-month-old baby to death on a rock, claiming he was heeding a spiritual voice has escaped a lengthy jail term after it was established that he was mentally sick.

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