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Bad credit adds to Zimbabwe's food insecurity
HARARE, 11 December 2013 - The drying-up of credit lines to the Zimbabwe government, apparent donor fatigue and a determined stand against GM foods are pushing up the price of the staple grain, maize, by nearly a third in some drought-hit areas compared to a year ago, according to humanitarian organizations and economists.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Voice of America
Africa's farm-to-market road is long and rough
KENYA: Many African roads are seasonably impassable or in bad repair. A Red Cross truck travels on a dirt road, Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, outside the Kenyan town of Naivasha.
Zimbabwe: ZBC Boss's Feast Amid Penury
The chief executive of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Mr Happison Muchechetere, who is on leave pending a forensic audit, was earning a salary and allowances totalling nearly US$40 000 per month while workers went for more than six months without pay.Mr Muchechetere, who became substantive chief executive in May 2009, has drawn salaries and ... (more)
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Ekklesia Daily News
World churches' chief in South Africa for Mandela remembrances
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches , the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 9 December, to attend events in honour of Nelson Mandela who died Thursday 5 December 2013.
Radio Netherlands Wereldomroep
Radio Netherlands Worldwide
For the first time since his release in 2007, the Palestinian doctor who was accused of infecting Libyan children with HIV talked to his alleged victims.
The Huffington Post
Mandela's Death: A Tale of Two Zimbabwean Newspapers
I woke up in Harare, Zimbabwe to the news of Mandela's death. Two newspapers sat outside my door, NewsDay , an independent paper, and The Herald , the official newspaper of Zimbabwe.
SW Radio Africa
Zim government appears on the verge of a UN bailout
The United Nations could soon bail out Zimbabwe after Harare asked the organisation to scale down its humanitarian projects and fund the ZANU PF government's economic revival programmes.
Just Released: "Zimbabwe Business Forecast Report Q1 2014"
We are therefore forecasting relatively low growth of 3.4% in 2014 and around the same level for the years thereafter.
Zimbabwe: Motorists Warm to Ethanol Blending
AFTER the furore which attended the re-introduction fuel blending, the market seems to be warming to the products, the country's leading ethanol producer has said.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Zimbabwe: AirZim to Float U.S.$50 Million Aero Bond
Air Zimbabwe intends to raise US$50 million through the issue of a local aero bond in order to fund its working capital and to pay of its crippling debt.
Zimbabwe: Fidelity Urged to Offer Competitive Gold Prices
FIDELITY Printers and Refineries, a gold buying unit of the central bank, needs to be recapitalised to enable it to offer competitive prices that would kill the black market, a new report by a resources watchdog has said.
Mail & Guardian
Mugabe: Mandela the great icon of African liberation
A delayed condolence message from Robert Mugabe to the family of Nelson Mandela has raised speculation that Harare was reluctant to recognise Mandela.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Zimbabwe: Artists Ditch ZBC, Promote Works Online
THE coming in of new Information Communication Technologies has greatly harmed the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation with artists now resorting to ICTs to market and reach out to their audiences , a celebrated comedian has revealed.
Zimbabwe: Who Is the Richest?
Everyone knows that there are people who are filthy rich in this country. But will we ever be able to know who really the richest person in Zimbabwe is? Or will it remain a subject for speculation as the big fish appear determined to swim in the darkest depths?There are stories of politicians who practically own some towns and church leaders who ... (more)
Zimbabwe: Lawyers Protest Rise in Rights Abuses
HUMAN rights defenders have petitioned government to start aligning the laws of the country to the new constitution as well as guarantee the independence of both the bench and legal practitioners.
Properties Remain Out of Reach for Many
PROSPECTIVE Zimbabwean home-owners continue to sing the blues as the present climate of high interest rates on mortgages shows no signs of easing, it has emerged.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Malaysian National News Agency
Palestine Relying On Continued Support From Zimbabwe
Palestine is counting on continued support from Zimbabwe in its quest to establish itself as a sovereign state, Zimbabwean news agency New Ziana reported.
Mail & Guardian
Congress risks being more about flattery than finance
That all roads lead to Chinhoyi, the venue for Zanu-PF's 14th People's Conference, is made obvious in the capital, Harare.
Zimbabwe Banks to Auction Properties
An increasing number of companies and individuals are losing real estate they pledged to banks and financial institutions as collateral for loans as the liquidity crunch continues as evidenced by auctions set for today by Homeland Real Estate in Harare .