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Forge a deal for tourism, rural communities and wildlife by 2030

Tinashe Farawo Correspondent FROM June 23-25, the country will host the African Union and United Nations Wildlife Economy Summit which is expected to attract more than 500 delegates across the globe including African Heads of State. The summit will be held in Victoria Falls under the theme, “Communities for conservation; …

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Unpacking the Marriages Bill

Andrea Dracos There has been pandemonium regarding the import of the Draft Marriages Bill, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “the Bill’’) which was recently approved by the Cabinet. Its main objectives are highlighted in the preamble but for purposes of this article, protest has been raised regarding this particular object …

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Women make up 45 percent of the National Assembly in South Africa

Nyarai Kampilipili Correspondent Almost half of the representatives elected to the new National Assembly in South Africa are women, with at least 45 percent of the seats. This is another step towards equal representation of women and men in political and other decision-making positions as the previous National Assembly had …

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Zim needs more power options

Hydro and fossil fuel-generated electricity have long well served Zimbabwe and many other countries in the past. It is cheap, or at least cost-efficient, and has been sustainable for a long time. But with fossil fuels being a finite resource, and water prone to the vagaries of climate change, countries …

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MDC congress: Redefining the people’s agenda

This weekend the MDC will hold its elective congress in Gweru, Midlands province, under the theme Defining a new course for Zimbabwe. This is the 5th congress we are holding since February 1999, when we gathered at the Women’s Bureau in Harare as compatriots and resolved to form a political …

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Struggle stalwart, war strategist, epitome of unity

Sifelani Tsiko Environment, Agric & Innovations Editor The death of liberation struggle stalwart Dumiso Dabengwa after battling with a liver disease has robbed the country of a distinguished military strategist and leader who shaped and influenced the 16-year protracted armed struggle to free Zimbabwe. His death at 79, is a …

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Zupco: making govt feel good about itself

SINCE Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, public transporter, the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco), has probably been the most loved public entity by both the general populace and the State, reason being that, for the public, it has been their saviour in hard times and for the State, it has been …

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Groupthink diminishes reasoning

“Be careful what you wish for,” is an English expression used to tell people to think before they say they want something and to suggest that they may not actually want it. There may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. Well, I was reminded of that expression after newspaper publisher Trevor …

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Africa requires collective radical paradigm shift

Tomorrow marks Africa Day, when Africa is her own mirror, probably reflecting on her history, the present challenges and aspirations. However, while history, which is not static, plays a significant role in shaping national ideologies, deeply embedded idiosyncrasies and mindsets, mankind should learn that the environment in which they live …

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To sell or not — challenges in unstable economic environments

A majority of African farmers tend to make decisions based on their experiences, expectations and fears, especially in an unstable economic environment and changing climate. At the beginning of each marketing season, a question in every farmer’s head is “Should I sell now or later?” Since the future is unpredictable …

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