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Zimbabwe Mining: Politics goes underground

PHOTO/PHILIMON BULAWAYO/REUTERSA fight to control the Marange diamond reserves takes centre stage in a sector that should – once up and running – have a serious role to play in sustaining Zimbabwe's recovery

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2011 18:23

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Zimbabwe politicians in community trust abuse

A fierce scramble for control of a $10 million Zimplats community trust set up to help the Ngezi  community acquire shares in the platinum mining giant has erupted in Zimbabwe as politicians and traditional chiefs wheel and deal  for control.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2011 15:40

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Zimbabwe's positive economic thinking

It takes robust optimism for a coalition government to launch an economic development plan with a timeline stretching to 2015 when half its ministers are agitating for fresh elections within weeks.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2011 15:55

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Prioritise maternal, child issues - African Speakers of Parliament urged

photo/reuters

The African Union and the Pan African Parliament (PAP) have urged Speakers of Parliament from the continent to prioritise the implementation of maternal, newborn and child health programmes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:25

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South Africa's hysteria over mass marketing techniques

Makro is one of the low-margin, high-volume discount stores in the Massmart empire/photo/Reuters

South Africans worry that the arrival of Walmart will mean the arrival of American retailing practices – including category management

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:14

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Angola: Go out on top

President of Angola José Eduardo dos Santos/Photo/ReutersInfluential members of the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) started talking about plans for the succession of 32-year-veteran president José Eduardo dos Santos in early September.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 18:16

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