Gango | 13 October 2016

Jona Moyo fraud allegations and the people's views, mobile data prices to go down
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TechZim, Zimbabwe's top technology blog reports that the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe,  POTRAZ, is currently working with mobile Internet service providers to reduce mobile Internet prices. This should be a welcome move since Zimbabwe happen to have the third most expensive data plans for mobile Internet in Africa. Read more on this on the link below.

Commentary – What is #ZIMDEF?

So Jonathan Moyo is alleged to have misappropriated funds from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF) to among other things buys bicycles for his kinsmen back in Tsholotsho and fund Zanu PF political rallies and marches that have hogged recent limelight. Well, not really surprising if taken against the context of the ruling party factional wars over the bitterly contested succession issues, where Moyo is a well-known key player.

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SDGs and grassroots community development

Key milestones have been reached in achieving the just ended Millennium Development Goals 2015 targets. Significant strides have been made mainly in achieving universal primary education (MDG 2), gender equality (MDG 3) and on combating HIV/AIDS across the global community. This was despite the various challenges that were encountered in the struggle to accomplish the 2015 MDG targets.

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Zim in the midst of a bank run-cum-panic

Despite the moderate stability witnessed following the dollarization of the economy in 2009, a depressed manufacturing and export-processing industry coupled with the country’s failure to attract Foreign Direct Investment in order to boost economic activity meant paltry foreign currency receipts for the country, culminating into

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Residents- CSOs protest to force ZINWA out of Gwanda

Gwanda residents will Friday, this week, join forces with the local civil society groups working in the district to demonstrate against the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA)'s failure to provide clean, safe and potable water as provided for in section 77 (a) of the Zimbabwean Constitution.

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Africa's Potential in becoming an educated continent

For the past eight years the education system in Kenya has been characterized by a series of serious strikes and acts of arson by students. During such acts property worth millions of shillings is destroyed and teachers abscond duty and take to the streets to demand salary increase and better terms of service. This in contrary to the generally held notion that the education system of any nation is where the hope of that nation is pegged and its affordability, accessibility and quality, liberates and open up the masses to participate actively in improving their standards of living as well as contributing to the economic, political and social development of their nation.

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Community Youth Development Trust (CYDT)

Community Youth Development Trust (CYDT) is a youth organization that was established by a group of concerned young people motivated by the idea that young people are the custodians of good governance and democracy in any society, and that their full participation can help transform local communities as far as development is concerned. The organisation was formed in 2012 and officially registered in 2015 and it operates in Matabeleland South.

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PODCAST: Will Zimbabwe be able to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

The world is working towards the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. According to UNAIDS, countries agreed to accelerate their efforts to realise this goal. We asked young people their thoughts on whether Zimbabwe will be able to attain this goal. Here is what they had to say: 

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Empowered girls grow into empowered Women

As we celebrate the International day of the girl child: “Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights”
-United Nations Resolution 66/170
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Opportunities

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Opportunities

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Deputy Country Director, Harare, Zimbabwe
John Snow, Inc.
Closing date: Friday, 21 October 2016
 
Field Officer ECHO Grant, Bubi, Zimbabwe
World Vision
Closing date: Friday, 14 October 2016
 
PSI/Zimbabwe Director Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, Harare

Population Services International (PSI)

Programme Specialist : Women's Economic Empowerment, Harare
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closing date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
 
Information Communication Technology Specialist, Harare (P-3)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Closing date: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
 
Laboratory Scientists, Harare, Zimbabwe

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Apply For This 2016-2017 Fully – Funded Africa Mphil Scholarship At Cambridge University, UK

Fully - Funded Africa Mphil Scholarship At Cambridge University, UK The University of Cambridge is cordially offering a genuine scholarship (Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa scholarship) to reliable African students who are seriously with the motive of enrolling for an MPhil programme at the institution. Applicants must have completed a bachelors degree program in […]

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Apply For These Masters & PhD Scholarships At University Of Tokyo, Japan

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