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2015-11-27 Long Road in Ending Poverty and Hunger
[IPS] Bulawayo -Noel Bhizori has a permanent post at a traffic light in Bulawayo's central business district where he sells mobile phone recharge cards at a busy intersection.

2015-11-27 Suspected Poacher Guns Down 2 Cops
[The Herald] Two policemen and a civilian were shot dead on Tuesday by a suspected poacher in Chipinge while trying to arrest the illegal hunter.

2015-11-27 Mr Ugly Must Also Be 'Creative and Stylish' - Organiser
[News24Wire] If you want to be Mr Ugly, it's not enough to be plain ugly; you've got to be "creative and stylish" too.

2015-11-27 South Africa's Malema Describes Mugabe's Landgrab As 'Opportunistic'
[New Zimbabwe] Controversial South African politician Julius Malema says President Robert Mugabe is an "opportunist" who waited until he was losing power to implement land reform and South Africa under him would never follow the 91-year old's method.

2015-11-27 A Tribute to Sam Moyo - a Giant of Agrarian Studies
[Fahamu] In Zimbabwe's land debate nearly everyone at different times disagreed with him, but they all listened. Whether inside the state and party, among opposition groups or with the World Bank and other donors, no one could ignore what Sam had to say.

2015-11-27 An Ode in Memory of Chimusoro Sam Moyo
[Fahamu] An unimaginable loss has happened. Our phenomenal intellectual pan African giant on land issues, Professor Sam Moyo, has died following injuries sustained during a terrible car accident in New Delhi, India. We are in disbelief. We are waiting for him to come home. We feel ripped apart with pain.

2015-11-27 Govt Opens New Airport Road Ahead of Chinese President's Visit
[Focac] Harare -Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday opened a revamped road leading to Harare International Airport, six days before Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit.

2015-11-27 Sekeramayi Back in Succession Race
[Zimbabwe Independent] Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi is reportedly back in President Robert Mugabe's succession race as the group coalesced around First Lady Grace hunts for a heavyweight candidate to challenge Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely seen as the leading contender.

2015-11-27 EU Zimbabwe Re-Engagement Process Bumpy, Says Germany Envoy
[New Zimbabwe] Germany's ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ullrich Klockner, has said the European Union (EU) is more concerned with the country's deteriorating economy than the political hurdles stalling re-engagement with Harare.

2015-11-27 Sabmiller Launches Carling Blue
[Namibia Economist] Behemoth SABMiller this week launched its premium Carling Blue Label beer beverage across eight countries simultaneously and Namibia was no exception. Speaking to members of the press during a low-key event at its premises yesterday, its National Trade Marketing Manager, Linda Buckingham told the story of its single malt variety.

2015-11-27 Country's Economy to Grow By 2,7 Percent in 2016
[Financial Gazette] Finance Minister and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Thursday the country's economy would grow by 2,7 percent in 2016, after he rolled out measures aimed at addressing a deepening economic crisis.

2015-11-27 More Workers Lose Jobs in Manufacturing
[Zimbabwe Independent] More than 1 000 workers in the timber and furniture business, part of manufacturing, have lost their jobs this year as a result of company closures and retrenchments as the country's economic decline takes its toll, businessdigest has learnt.

2015-11-27 Chinamasa Presents Peanuts Budget
[Zimbabwe Independent] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday presented in parliament a paltry and virtually standstill US$4 billion 2016 budget, reflecting Zimbabwe's mounting economic problems characterised by company closures and resultant revenue shrinkage. A projected deficit of US$150 million will be funded from borrowings on the domestic market.

2015-11-27 RBZ Saves Banks From Duty On Notes Imports
[Zimbabwe Independent] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) this week moved to protect banks and put on hold plans by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to slap a 30% duty on imported notes in a move that would have pushed the country's cost of funding to unsustainably higher levels, sources close to monetary authorities said.

2015-11-27 Chiyangwa Appeals Interfin Judgment
[Zimbabwe Independent] Local tycoon Phillip Chiyangwa has made a court application for the rescission of a judgment compelling him to pay US$4 million to Interfin Banking Corporation in a move seen as a desperate attempt to protect his assets from attachment.

2015-11-27 Pepsi Grabs Delta's Market Share
[Zimbabwe Independent] By publicly announcing plans to set up a Pepsi bottling plant in the capital two weeks ago and conducting a groundbreaking ceremony, a matchstick that could ignite a competition powder keg in Zimbabwe's beverages sector could have been lit.

2015-11-27 Zahara Promoters Assure Fans Star Coming to Harare
[New Zimbabwe] Organisers of the People's Awards to be held at the Harare International Conference Centre on December 5 have assured fans that top South African artiste Zahara will fulfil her Harare show.

2015-11-27 Mighty Warriors Coach Unveils Olympics Training Schedule
[The Herald] Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi has presented his 2016 Olympic Games training programme to the ZIFA and wants a training camp at least once a week ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next year. Zimbabwe national women's soccer team qualified for the global showcase in October. But the Mighty Warriors have cut their celebrations and are now focusing on the preparations to make sure that the team will not just add up the numbers in Brazil.

2015-11-27 Budget Promotes FDI, Savings
[The Herald] Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday announced a pro-fiscal policy National Budget for 2016 which seeks to stimulate economic growth in the face of dwindling revenue inflows. While the budget was largely tax neutral, Minister Chinamasa unveiled a cocktail of fiscal policy initiatives which seek to increase production mainly across the key sectors of agriculture, mining and manufacturing.

2015-11-27 Chivaura Declared Liberation War Hero
[The Herald] Prominent University of Zimbabwe academic Dr Vimbai Chivaura who died of liver cancer on Monday at the Avenues Clinic in Harare has been declared a liberation war hero. Family spokesperson Mr Vengai Chivaura said the conferment of liberation war hero status had forced the family to shift the burial date to today. "The conferment of the liberation war hero status came after recommendations from Harare Province. We are happy with the recognition and tomorrow Dr Chivaura will be laid to rest at his Dovendale

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