VIDEO-PICS : HARARE STREETS IN FLOOD

The heavy rains that hit Harare on Monday exposed the Harare city council’s failure to deal with the city’s drainage system as a number of streets were left submerged in water.

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Bring proof, Tafadzwa dares Macheso

Fungai Lupande Court Reporter SUNGURA musician Alick Macheso’s ex-wife Tafadzwa Mapako yesterday dared him to produce his bank statement in court to prove his dwindling fortunes after he applied for a downward variation of maintenance fees for their two children. In the application, Macheso told the court that his fortunes had greatly shrunk and sought the court’s indulgence to slash maintenance fees from US$750 per month to US$300 for the children

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Grace claims to have video of Mujuru in mini-skirt, insulting Mugabe

By Lance Guma Follow @lanceguma Zimbabwe’s motor-mouth First Lady, Grace Mugabe, continued her rallies on Monday and bizarrely claimed she was in possession of a video recording of Vice President Joice Mujuru wearing a mini-skirt and insulting President Mugabe. Grace Mugabe vs Joice Mujuru In the video recording, Mujuru is said to have complained that: “Mai Mugabe vanongoswera vachikwekweredza nekamudhara ikako nenyaya yekukara mari (Grace Mugabe is forcing that old man to remain in power because of greed).” ”Mugabe is a grandmaster and will have the last laugh

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DONT BANK ON 99-YEAR LEASES

Farmers have to wait for an indefinite period before they can use 99-year leases as collateral for bank loans because the leases remain “work in progress”.   The issue is set for discussion with President Mugabe as well as Reserve Bank chief Dr John Mangudya before it is brought before Cabinet for final discussion. Bankers’ Association of Zimbabwe executive director Mr Sij Biyam said no finality had been reached on the issue, but the matter was “positive work in progress”. “The 99-year leases have not yet been finalised; they are yet to be discussed by the President and Governor before they are submitted to Cabinet.   “There have been discussions with the Ministry of Lands and Land Rural Resettlement on issues that we need to be articulated, so it’s work in progress,” he said

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Emcoz to hold wage summit

THE Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe (Emcoz) next week holds a wage bargaining summit which will focus on guidelines for the 2015 wage negotiations within the various national employment councils(NECs). Kudzai Kuwaza This comes at a time workers and employers have been engaged in protracted and bitter disagreements over wages with some of the disputes being referred to arbitration. Some of the NECs are yet to conclude wage negotiations for 2014 due to disagreements between employers and workers.

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3 Ways Higher Ed is Making Learning More Personal

Two years ago, I attended freshmen orientation with my son who was entering the 9th grade along with 400 other freshman—together a microcosm of American youth: representing multiple cultures, languages, and income levels. Sitting on the bleachers in the cavernous gymnasium, with school colors blanketing the walls, the incoming class was addressed by a guidance counselor who asked: how many of you are going to college? Naturally, almost every student raised their hands

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A Commitment to India’s Children

India has committed to scale up the pentavalent (five-in-one) vaccine in all districts of the country by 2015.

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