Pindula:Today in the Past/3 February

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  • 3 February 2004: Zimbabwe bows out of its first Africa Cup of Nations experience with a win against Algeria in Tunisia.
  • 3 February 2004: Econet Wireless contests new law preventing private telecoms players from directly exchanging traffic with international networks.
  • 3 February 2006: The General Laws Amendment Act (GLAA), which tightens the "presidential insult" and "communication of falsehoods" laws under the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), is signed into law by then Acting President Joice Mujuru. The GLAA amends 22 sections of POSA, as well as several other acts. The amendments increase the fine imposed under Section 16 of POSA from Z$20,000 (approx. US$0.20) to Z$2 million (approx. US$20).
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  • 3 February 2009: The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe slashes 12 zeros from the Zimbabwe dollar currency. A new family of currency denominations, ranging from $ 1 to $ 500, has been introduced with immediate effect while the old currency already in circulation will remain legal tender until June 30, that year.