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2012-02-28 08:26:20 Zimpapers to Address Gender Disparities [The Herald] Bulawayo Bureau - Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd, the country's largest media house, is set to introduce a gender policy in a bid to address gender disparities and improve its news content.

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Thursday, 07-31-14, 8:47Peace in Sight in Mozambique[Deutsche Welle]The low level conflict between Mozambique's former civil war foes escalated recently, but now there is fresh hope of peace in the East African country. Upcoming elections may have helped.
Thursday, 07-31-14, 8:33Zanu-PF: Time for Introspection[The Herald]TWELVE months ago today, Zanu-PF scored a crushing victory against the MDC-T sweeping 1 493 out of 1 958 wards in the local authority elections, translating to over 76 percent dominance in local government countrywide. President Mugabe routed MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai with 61,09 percent of the valid votes cast to 33,94 percent with Zanu-PF clinching 160 seats out of the 210 National Assembly constituencies to garner a crushing 76 percent dominance of the house.
Thursday, 07-31-14, 8:23Khartoum Declares High State of Alert, Closes Schools Due to Heavy Rains[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Khartoum state has declared high state of alert following heavy rains which hit the Sudanese capital on Wednesday. Dozens of families in the west of Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman were seen carrying their belongings after their homes were destroyed by rain which amounted to 43 mm. Floods have also destroyed homes in villages and areas south of Omdurman.
Thursday, 07-31-14, 8:09Ban Appoints Cameroonian General to Lead UN Peacekeeping Force in CAR[UN News]As the United Nations "re-hats" some of the African troops currently serving in the Central African Republic to a peacekeeping mission that will take over in mid-September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that the current African force commander will remain in charge under the UN flag.
Thursday, 07-31-14, 7:51First Lady Will Unify the Women's League[The Herald]The proposal by Zanu-PF women to rope in the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe into the political scene as the boss of the Women's League is commendable. The move is not in any way extraordinary as insinuated by detractors. The First Lady requested time to consider the offer. While she is doing so, she must be on her guard against detractors who are bringing in factional scheming into this honest recommendation. It's indisputable that there are factions in Zanu-PF and it's democratic for members to differ on pr

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