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President Meets Regional Youths

[The Herald] President Mugabe yesterday received regional youth leaders at State House, who invited him to visit the People's Republic of Russia for the official launch of the International Festival of Youths and Students next week. Speaking during a tour of the Heroes Acre by the youth leaders, Zanu-PF Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga said the festival would be officially opened on October 15. (AllAfrica)

17 School Boys in Botched Circumcision Operations

[New Zimbabwe] At least 17 boys of school going-age in Goromonzi were recently forced to seek urgent medical attention after an unknown organisation circumcised and abandoned them. (AllAfrica)

'Poll Body Must Clarify Election Roadmap'

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has raised concern over delays by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in accrediting observers for the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise which begins next Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Succession Row - Grace Mugabe Warns of Coup Plot

[New Zimbabwe] "You will have to arrest all of us and send us to prison for you to lead this country," First Lady Grace Mugabe charged Thursday in remarks directed at vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. (AllAfrica)

Audit Exposes Road Authority's Financial Rot

[Zimbabwe Independent] An internal forensic audit on the operations of the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) has exposed massive financial abuse, including the payment of US$71 million and R31 million (US$430 000) to contractors who were cherry-picked without going to tender, among many other irregularities. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwean Embassy Withdraws From Grace Mugabe Case

[News24Wire] In a surprising twist in the matter involving Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, the country's embassy has decided to withdraw from the matter as an intervening party claiming its lawyer had received threats. (AllAfrica)

Mining Sector Opaque - Finance Minister

[Zimbabwe Independent] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has hit out at mining companies in Zimbabwe, accusing them of prejudicing the country of significant income in unpaid taxes amid widespread opaqueness shrouding the sector. (AllAfrica)

Minister in U.S.$1 Million Court Storm

[Zimbabwe Independent] Renowned sculptor and businessman Dominic Benhura has dragged deputy Mines minister Fred Moyo and his wife Yeyani to the High Court, accusing the couple of swindling him of US$1 023 815 in a botched mining business deal. (AllAfrica)

Mugabe Is the Cleanest Man Ever On Earth, Says Wife Grace

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe is the cleanest man ever on earth who sticks to one woman, says his wife Grace. (AllAfrica)

President Mugabe to Address Youth League

[The Herald] President Mugabe is tomorrow expected to deliver a keynote address at the Zanu-PF Youth League national assembly meeting to be held at the revolutionary party's headquarters in Harare focusing on issues affecting the youth. (AllAfrica)

Where Will Grace Mugabe Be Served With Court Papers?

[News24Wire] The High Court in Pretoria is expected to deliver its judgment on Friday on the application brought by model Gabriella Engels and AfriForum to serve Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe with court papers. (AllAfrica)

Ghost Workers - Minister Risks Ruling Party Wrath

[New Zimbabwe] Public Service Minister Prisca Mupfumira could be well on a collision course with her party Zanu PF after telling legislators Wednesday that government was considering adopting the biometric system in attempts to weed out ghost workers from the government payroll. (AllAfrica)

'Make the 99-Year Lease Bankable'

[Zimbabwe Independent] Now in its second year running, there has been wide-ranging debate on whether the Command Agriculture scheme introduced last year by government has been a success given the attendant problems surrounding the programme which include the erratic supply of inputs. Last week, the Zimbabwe Independent Business Reporter Tinashe Kairiza (TK) spoke to Zimbabwe Farmers' Union executive director Paul Zakariya (PZ) on the impact of Command Agriculture on national maize output, the expectations of farmers ahead of nex (AllAfrica)

Journalists Launch Investigative Website

[Zimbabwe Independent] A network of local journalists has launched a new independent investigative journalism website, ZimFerrets, with the support of Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe and Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Osisa). (AllAfrica)

Innscor to Inject U.S.$8 Million Towards Chicken Restocking

[Zimbabwe Independent] Innscor Africa Ltd says it is planning to invest in excess of US$8 million for the restocking of its chicken-rearing subsidiary Irvine's in the aftermath of the recent avian flu outbreak outbreak at the company's Lanark Farm. (AllAfrica)

'Bond Notes a Total Disaster'

[Zimbabwe Independent] On November 11 last year, the Zimbabwe Independent (ZI) -- the country's leading business and investigative newspaper -- interviewed world-renowned currency expert Steve Hanke  a professor of Applied Economics and co-director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, United States, on the implications of Zimbabwe's decision to introduce bond notes as well as the country's poor showing on the World Bank Ease (AllAfrica)

Electoral Manipulation Through Voter Registration

[Zimbabwe Independent] For a lot of people, the mention of "vote rigging" conjures up images of shady characters in dark glasses busy stuffing ballot boxes and disposing of ballot boxes in rivers, replacing them with pre-loaded ballot boxes. To be sure, vote rigging is a broad and amorphous term which includes a lot of things in its boundaries. It is not a single act and oft-times it involves multiple activities at different times before, during and after the electoral process. (AllAfrica)

Prisoners Enjoy Rare Quality Family Time

[The Herald] Inmates at various prisons in Harare have welcomed the newly-introduced Family Week, which is designed to allow them more time with their visiting relatives and friends. Since Saturday last week, the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has been allowing inmates to spend more time with their loved ones, including children. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Currency Shortages Hit Bakers

[Financial Gazette] Zimbabwe could soon experience massive bread shortages if the current foreign currency crisis is not resolved, baking industry players have said. (AllAfrica)

Army Dismisses 'Instability' Messages

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has distanced itself from messages circulating on social media alleging it is concerned with the escalation of tensions in both the ruling party and in opposition parties in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Grace Mugabe in 6 Minute Attack On VP Mnangagwa

[New Zimbabwe] A furious Lady Grace Mugabe could not even start her speech with salutations Thursday night at the launch of the Youth Empowerment Bank as she went straight to attack vice president Emerson Mngangwa about his recent remarks in which he claimed that he was poisoned. (AllAfrica)

President Mugabe Meets Lord Soames' Son

[The Herald] THERE is mutual readiness by Zimbabwe and Britain to leave behind years of conflict and open a new chapter of rapprochement, President Mugabe has said. The comments by President Mugabe follow the visit to Zimbabwe by Sir Nicholas Soames, a British Conservative party member of parliament. (AllAfrica)

Germany Demands Full Human Rights

[New Zimbabwe] Germany ambassador to Zimbabwe, Thorsten Hutter, has warned Harare against crushing citizens' political and economic rights. (AllAfrica)

Former Zisco Workers Get Outstanding Salaries

[New Zimbabwe] Former Zisco steel employees have started receiving part of the $38 million windfall availed by government as part of the outstanding salaries backdated to 2009, sources said. (AllAfrica)

Opposition in Counter-Rigging Plan

[New Zimbabwe] The Bulawayo MDC Alliance has formed various thematic committees which will work out a counter-rigging strategy and drum up support ahead of next year's elections. (AllAfrica)

Liar Mugabe Too Old to Confront - Govt

[New Zimbabwe] President Ian Khama's government has taken umbrage at President Robert Mugabe's snide remarks about the Botswana leader but said in a cheeky formal response Thursday it will not confront the 93-year-old leader because of his advanced age. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa Hits Back At 'Mischievous' Mphoko

[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has hit back at his colleague Phelekezela Mphoko accusing him of spreading malicious statements with the intention to mislead the nation about his recent illness. (AllAfrica)

Works to Advertise 74 Engineering Posts

[Namibian] SEVENTY-FOUR engineering positions will be advertised by the works ministry next week, said works permanent secretary Willem Goeiemann yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Unpacking Cabinet's Grain Marketing Board Riot Act

[Zimbabwe Independent] This week cabinet read the riot act on the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) after reports that some of its officials ill-treated farmers and refused to accept small grains. (AllAfrica)

Our Greatest Weakness Lies in Giving Up Easily

[Zimbabwe Independent] Amos Maungwa was among thousands of Zimbabweans who made the great trek to South Africa after 2000 at the height of the country's economic crisis which was characterised by runaway inflation. (AllAfrica)

MPs Say Govt Must Discard Judges' Colonial Wigs and Mugabe's Rolls Royce

[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF MP Daniel Mackenzie has dared government to do away with the judges' regalia describing them as an embarrassing attachment to remnants of colonialism. (AllAfrica)