Gango 10 Nov 2016

Bond Notes, Corruption, The Unemployed and their views, and even more opportunities, vacancies...
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Quotable Quote

The sides are being divided now. It’s very obvious. So if you’re on the other side of the fence, you’re suddenly anti-American. Its breeding fear of being on the wrong side. Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it’s no longer democracy, is it? It’s something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.

SAM SHEPARD, The Village Voice, Nov. 12, 2004


So its not sanctions, its CORRUPTION!

Well, this week we remain seized on the issue of corruption in high office. The ‘Robin Hood’ saga involving Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo rages on, with recent revelations that he handed himself over to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) yesterday (2 November). After some questioning by the police and ZACC officials, they decided to place him under arrest though he was eventually released into the custody of his lawyer.

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Citizens Views on bond notes

Last week, President Robert Mugabe gazetted Statutory Instrument 133 of 2016 set to introduce bond notes as a legal tender. Zimbabweans still have mixed feeling on how the bond notes will work and the impact it will have on the economy.

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Africa in Focus

Peace talks fail to end Mozambique crisis

Maputo — The fourth round in the current dialogue between the Mozambican government and the Renamo rebels ended on Friday, with no tangible results, and no sign of an end to Renamo's insurrection, mainly affecting the central provinces.

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VIDEO: Unemployment in Zimbabwe

Many people in Zimbabwe are forced into the informal sector as the economy continues to deteriorate. This is despite the government's promise to create 2 million jobs in 2014. Here is a video of a few of the unemployed youths narrating their daily ordeals in the current state of affairs


VIDEO: Unemployment in Zimbabwe

Community Organization Profile

Hands of Hope Trust

Hands of Hope Trust (HoHT) is a community based organization based in Zvishavane. It was established in 2011 and legally registered in accordance with Zimbabwean laws in 2016. The organization’s focus is to build capacities, impart life-skills and provide networking platforms for the girl child and vulnerable groups of women (single mothers, widows, those living with disabilities and chronic conditions). HoHT operates in Zvishavane, Gweru Urban and Chirumanzu South.

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PODCAST: Citizens views on the looming Bond Notes

President Robert Mugabe recently promulgated Statutory Instrument 133 of 2016 to legalise bond notes as an acceptable tender Organizing for Zimbabwe asked citizens on their readiness and thoughts on the bond notes issue. Here is what they had to say:

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The YETT “Youth Voice Award“ 2016

The Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust is calling for journalists to submit any work done from November 2015 to November 2016 covering original, high quality ,youth related content that creatively expresses youths as positive drivers of social change in their communities. In 2014 YETT launched the “Youth Voice Award” to encourage journalists to recognise and reflect youths as positive drivers of social change in their communities.

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The African Development Bank is recruiting a Director, gender, women and civil society. The deadline to apply is 13 November 2016. If you are interested, visit this link 

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) is recruiting a Program Officer. The deadline to apply is: December 7, 2016. For more information, visit this link:
30 Utrecht University Scholarships for International Students in Netherlands, 2017

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

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Bocconi Graduate Scholarships for International Students in Italy, 2017-2018

Bocconi University, Italy

Application Deadline: December 12th, 2016

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Victoria Doctoral Scholarships for New Zealand and International Students, 2017-2018

Victoria University, New Zealand

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

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12 Three-year Fully-Funded PhD Fellowships for International Students in Germany, 2017

Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA), Germany

Application Deadline: January 15, 2017

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VACANCY: Individual Consultant - Gender Analysis and Action Plan for GCF Proposal, Harare

This terms of reference addresses the need for a gender specialist to analyse the project and develop a gender action plan that ensures that gender considerations are taken into account throughout the project implementation phase to contribute to the results required by the overall project of building climate resilience.

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VACANCY: Capacity Development Manager/M&E Support, TRACE, Zimbabwe

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.

Country: Zimbabwe

Closing date: 20 Nov 2016

Find out more here 

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