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    Rights groups accuse SA of double standards

    SA Home Affairs Director Mkhuseli Apleni, accused of misleading Parliament. The People Against Suffering, Suppression, Oppression and Poverty, PASSOP, and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum early this week called for accountability in governance and requested that the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Home Affairs on Home Affairs should intervene in the resumption of deportations of Zimbabweans. PASSOP has also written to the Portfolio Committee to request a meeting that hopes to discuss the apparent contradiction between what Apleni told the Portfolio Committee [...]

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    Diasporans not keen to invest in Zimbabwe

    By Correspondent ZIMBABAWEANS in the diaspora are not keen to invest in their own country while ZANU-PF is in power, according to Wikileaks. This analysis is contained in a diplomatic cable dispatched by the United States embassy in September 2009, seven months after the formation of the inclusive government which saw ZANU-PF leader Robert Mugabe remain President with Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai as Prime Minister. With the two parties sharing an equal number of seats in parliament [...]

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    Zim fret over Taibu injury

    Tatenda Taibu Zimbabwe suffered a blow this past weekend ahead of the first match between the two countries when the former captain, Taibu, sustained an injury on his left index finger during practice. Team physiotherapist, Amato Machikicho, expressed hope that the injury would not rule the cricket star out of the rest of the series. The series, which started last Saturday with a Twenty20 duel, ends with a Test match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Meanwhile, this past weekend, [...]

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    The Johnson Journals, Chapter 170

    Don Johnson’s Letters and Journals Part 170 • Don has good luck fishing • Don, Layna and Karen have dinner at Rainy Lake Lodge • Don sees Love Rides the Rails 6/7/66 Waves pounding into NWI. Layna and I wonder what would happen if a northeaster came in on our dock like that, now that it is almost under water. Bill Fredrickson here for try out as dock boy. Young, but willing. 6/8/66 Little Sheila worming her way into the [...]

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    Toothless Zimbabwe there for the taking

    Match Facts Zimbabwe v New Zealand, October 20, Harare Start time 0930 (0730 GMT) Big Picture Can a wicket-taking bowler from Zimbabwe please stand up? New Zealand have so far faced a little over 31 overs on tour and clattered 314 for three wickets, one of which came courtesy a run-out. The Zimbabwean attack has been the epitome of toothlessness, at the risk of sounding insensitive to Keegan Meth fans. With the competition shifting to the 50-overs format, the tourists [...]

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    MDC condemns Zanu PF’s disruption of Electoral Amendment Bill

    Published: October 18, 2011 Comment         The MDC condemns in the strongest terms the continuing barbaric and wanton disruption of the Electoral Amendment Bill joint public hearings of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs by Zanu PF thugs. These violent and unruly disruptions are now an unacceptable trend that began at the hearings of the Human Rights Commission Bill where even honourable members of Parliament including Hon. Brian Tshuma were attacked within the very [...]

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    Zim seeks $220mn for polls

    Nelson Mandela IOL’s special feature Article source: http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/zim-seeks-220mn-for-polls-1.1160586

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    Zim Smith Trail extension eyed

    BALLSTON SPA — The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend $180,000 toward a right of way that would extend the Zim Smith Trail to Mechanicville. The money will come from a capital account set aside for the trail. Supervisor Anita Daly, R-Clifton Park, suggested applying to the Capital Region Economic Development Council for money. The 3-mile extension would cross about a dozen parcels of privately owned land, including wetlands and one stream crossing. This vote gives supervisors [...]

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