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The attack began on the eve of the election and managed to bring down the site just as polls closed and votes were being counted.
From: Global Voices | By: Janet Gunter | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Investment by international private equity firms more than doubled in the first half of the year to $1.5 billion compared with $621 million during the same period a year earlier, data from law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer show.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Hillary Canada | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The president's wife, Grace Mugabe, has traveled the country in recent months, trying to shore up support for a spot as the vice president and eventual leader of Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe has ruled the country since 1987....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, October 20, 2014
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South African artist and activist Gabrielle Le Roux is in San Francisco for the first time to show the "Proudly African & Transgender" portrait and story series she co-created with trans* activists from Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Lexica | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Chizi's Tale: The True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino" is an eye-opening, real-life children's story of an orphaned baby rhino who was lucky enough to be taken in by a Zimbabwean conservationist and his family. Chizi was lovingly raised and prepared...
From: Inhabitat | By: Beverley Mitchell | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Fred Swaniker at TED Global: Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong...
From: Africa Unchained | By: Emeka Okafor | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Water Pricing Africa Residents of Harare, Zimbabwe, must now pay taxes on private water supplies, Bloomberg News reported. The government, while unable to meet residents’ water needs through a public supply, is still collecting much needed revenue...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Kaye LaFond | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Reading with our kids is valuable for so many reasons, and instilling an early notion of environmental advocacy is one important benefit. Chizi’s Tale: The True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino is the sweet story of an orphaned black rhino in Zimbabwe...
From: Inhabitots | By: Marni Fogelson-Teel | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Gavin Andresen doesn’t want to be the “spokesmodel” for bitcoin, telling an audience of admirers as much during a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) yesterday. But as the Chief Scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation and the last known person to communicate...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Rapper/singer/producer Tkay Maidza hails from in Australia via Zimbabwe, and she makes music covers even more ground than that. If Maidza’s “U-Huh” video wasn’t enough to affirm that she’s worthy of our collective attention — it was — the...
From: Stereogum | By: Stereogum | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Harare -Zimbabwe's efforts to ease a long-running energy crisis got a big boost this month with the signing of a billion dollar deal being touted as a long-term solution to light up the country and the economy.
From: All Africa | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Recent reports on U.S. efforts to confront the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq revealed something disturbing. As U.S. forces launch attacks against ISIS, a vast array of U.S. and other western aid has been flowing into the region...and directly to the...
From: The Independent Institute | By: Abigail Hall | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In the last five overs in their first ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday, South Africa conceded 45 runs. This was despite the Black Caps being nine wickets down. South Africa eventually won but not before New Zealand managed to recover from being 157-9...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Antoinette Muller | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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[Africa Renewal]In March this year Zimbabwe joined a growing list of countries in Africa and the world using the Chinese currency, yuan, also known as remnibi (RMB), as one of its official currencies after its central bank added the RMB, the Japanese...
From: All Africa | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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[The Herald]First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe yesterday declined a handshake from Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru at the Harare International Airport in the wake the serious allegations of corruption, subversion and abuse of office levelled against the VP....
From: All Africa | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Seattle, WA – The Kusini Collection congratulates its portfolio members who have earned the distinction of being named “Finalists” in the 2015 Safari Awards. Winners in each country and overall in Africa will be announced in November 2014. Kusini...
From: Adventure Travel News | By: ATN Editor | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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By:  Melanie Hunter In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct, 15, 2014 people from a community affected by Ebola virus receive food aid from World Food program in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)(CNSNews.com) - Tom McDonald, former U.S. read more...
From: CNS News | By: melanie | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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By:  Melanie Hunter In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct, 15, 2014 people from a community affected by Ebola virus receive food aid from World Food program in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)(CNSNews.com) - Tom McDonald, former U.S. read more...
From: CNS News | By: melanie | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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[IRIN]Marondera -Jairos Maruwe used to beat up his wife so badly he once knocked her unconscious and broke her arm. It landed him in jail at least once, but it was the way he was raised.
From: All Africa | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Sometimes I argue that nominal GDP is like Coke, it's the "real thing." By that I mean it's a well-defined concept, the dollar value of all output of final goods and services. Of course I exaggerate, there are some conceptual...
From: Econlog | By: Scott Sumner | Monday, October 20, 2014
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West Indies are currently locked in a bitter pay dispute with their board. So bitter that the West Indies have just abruptly ended their tour to India, with a whole bunch of matches still to play. The reasons for the dispute are complex and hinges on...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Antoinette Muller | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[New Zimbabwe]ZANU PF Bulawayo provincial chairman, Dr Callistus Ndlovu, has called for the transformation of the 1987 Unity Accord so the document is not abused by power-hungry individuals.
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[The Herald]ALL posts in Zanu-PF, except the presidency, are up for grabs at the party's elective congress in December and no one has the right to claim ownership of any position, Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena has said. The...
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[The Herald]Bikita -Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday accused some senior ruling party officials of clandestinely plotting to topple President Mugabe and dared them to come out in the open to challenge him. Cde Kasukuwere said...
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[New Zimbabwe]FORMER Gweru Urban MDC-T MP and national executive committee member Timothy Mukahlera has quit politics as chaos continues to reign supreme in the Morgan Tsvangirai led party.
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[New Zimbabwe]A SHADOWY group of Zimbabweans on Friday demanded President Robert Mugabe's resignation accusing the 90-year-old veteran leader of being clueless on how to stop the economic slide.
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[New Zimbabwe]A NKAYI school was forced to shut down last week after attacks by suspected goblins, NewZimbabwe.com heard at the weekend.
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[New Zimbabwe]THOSE who recently allowed Grace Mugabe frequent access to the microphone did the nation a great favour by exposing the brainless dwarf that hides behind her well-groomed body. Given her entertaining theatrics and verbal diarrhoea, many...
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[New Zimbabwe]ENGEN, the African energy multinational fuel retailer and provider of convenience services, has invested over US$4 million during the past two years to bolster its retail network in Zimbabwe and build on its strong presence in the commercial,...
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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[New Zimbabwe]VICE-PRESIDENT Joice Mujuru is set to be challenged at the forthcoming Zanu PF elective congress in December amid suggestions First Lady Grace Mugabe could be encouraged to run for the post.
From: All Africa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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