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    The University of Zimbabwe is battling to recover nearly US$5 million in research funds looted from its foreign currency account by the central bank during the country’s economic crisis. Meanwhile, the institution has frozen intakes in some departments as the country’s brain drain takes its toll -and a nationwide lecturer strike at public universities continues.

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      A former Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agent who admitted smashing an MDC supporter’s jaw with pliers, and then pulling out their tooth, has been granted asylum in the UK along with his wife.

      An MDC activist, Augustine Mahute, of Block 7 Matapi Flats in Mbare, Harare died on Saturday night at Matapi Police Station after being assaulted by police officers.

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        Russell W. Dove first noticed her nearly two months ago a barefoot young woman wearing khaki pants, a tank top, a thick silver bracelet and bright orange scarf. She was living in his driveway, sleeping under one of his employees' old trucks.

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        A self-styled Mayambara prophet claims he was forced to adjourn serving Holy Communion to members of his flock on Easter Saturday when a man and two women posing as Satanists stormed their service.

        PERFORMANCE TRAINING

        Harare's youth are providing the soundtrack to their country's slow escape from poverty."Grandpa, Grandpa, you let me down," chants Zola Badman, 22, to giggles of approval from the rowdy audience at the House of Hunger poetry slam.

        A man in Zimbabwe has been sentenced to a year in jail with hard labour for insulting President Robert Mugabe.

        Outgoing Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe Yuan Nansheng on Monday gave 10,000 U.S. dollars to Mashambanzou Care Trust, as he bade farewell to the Harare home which caters for Zimbabweans infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

        Mr Gwenzi whose two brothers (Isaac and Danmore) and a neighbour lost their children in a tragic incident at the farm in April, feels "the responsible authorities have not done enough" in helping find out the real causes of the deaths.

        Makoni - A losing MDC candidate during last year’s rural district council elections is lucky to be alive after he was severely assaulted and left for dead, by a group of ZANU PF militias in Makoni South, Manicaland province.

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        Every fortnight Makaitei Musakwa, 45, catches one of her chickens, picks up some of the maize she has grown, and sets off for the village mill to have the maize ground into mealie-meal, Zimbabwe's staple food.