GRACE SET FOR CABINET

PRESIDENT ROBERT Mugabe is planning to appoint First Lady Grace Mugabe as the new Minister of Women Affairs after he did not name anyone to succeed Oppah Muchinguri who was yesterday sworn in as the new Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Sources told NewsDay at State House yesterday that indications in government were that Mugabe was intending to give his wife the ministerial post so that she pushes forward the women’s agenda both in the party and at national level

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Sudan salutes President Mugabe

Africa will only be politically stable, and become prosperous if leaders pursued President Robert Mugabe’s pan-African ideals, a senior Sudanese official has said. In an interview, State Minister for Human Resources Development and Labour, Elsading Ali Hasab Elrasoul, who represented Sudan at the Zanu-PF Sixth National People’s Congress, said Africa was unstable and poor because it had allowed itself to be divided by world powers.

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The Changing Face of Higher Ed

I am an educational statistic.

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TOUGH BEING A MUGABE MINISTER

NEWSDAY EDITORIAL THERE could be no job as difficult or impossible in this world as being a minister in President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet. Mugabe does not give ministers the tools to do the job, but still expects them to get the job done. He expects the Minister of Finance to fund government services without the requisite finance, for example.

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Tsvangirai badly broke

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) may be living behind the high walls of the posh Highlands home he moved into during his tenure as prime minister during the unity government (2009-2013), but life is not a bed of roses anymore for the veteran politician who has since extended his begging bowl to the donor community seeking funds for party and personal upkeep.

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VP MPHOKO IN CAR CRASH

Newly-appointed Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday escaped unharmed after his official Mercedes-Benz crashed into a truck on a section of Harare’s Enterprise Road.

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‘MH17 wreckage should be returned to Malaysia’

KUALA LUMPUR. — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 should be brought back to Malaysia as a matter of right, and Malaysians should examine it in full view of the people. “After all it is Malaysia which is being sued by the relatives of the victims,” he said Thursday in a post on his blog.

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