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Mnangagwa creating a bourgeoisie class

WHEN it staged the November 2017 coup, the military was very candid in its statement that the grave action was an effort to “restore Robert Mugabe’s legacy”, a heritage that over time had been reversed by flagging economic conditions. However, in addition to near universal education and health services, land …

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Civil servants wages: Govt can’t run forever

GOVERNMENT’s continued action of snubbing its workers as it tries to avoid paying what is due to the civil servants is nothing short of folly. In fact, it reminds us of lyrics of one of reggae music legend Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley’s greatest songs in which he said: “Ya running …

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African health scientists showcase ground-breaking researches

Roselyne Sachiti Features, Health and Society Editor An estimated 300 health scientists from Africa and other parts of the world are gathered in Dakar, Senegal to showcase ground-breaking researches from across the continent aimed at reducing Africa’s disease burden to create healthier communities. Scientific breakthroughs under discussion at the meeting, …

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Rural communities bank on irrigation agriculture

Elizabeth Andreya Features Writer Agriculture is the backbone of Zimbabwe’s economy as Zimbabweans remain largely a rural people, who derive their livelihoods from farming and other related rural economic activities. Irrigation farming is contributing significantly to households in terms of income in rural areas. General challenges facing smallholder farmers include …

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Implications of Marriages Bill on the family unit

The draft Marriages Bill has generated much interest in our society. It occurred to me that I should lend my thoughts to the discussion, firstly as a pastor and secondly as a Law graduate. I, however, would not have done justice to this discussion if I don’t mention the unequivocal …

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Cyclone Idai: Time for Zim to overhaul disaster preparedness

Simon Bere Correspondent When Cyclone Idai hit Manicaland Province, decimated lives and massively destroyed infrastructure, bringing untold suffering to Zimbabweans, I was in Kariba with a friend who runs a local company. We were talking somewhat casually about the cyclone three days before it struck, and my friend was cautious …

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ICT training: Sowing seeds for the future

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer The world of work is rapidly changing and business and academia must respond quickly or they will find themselves left behind. In response to the development, last week 10 Zimbabwean information communication technologies (ICT) students left for China under an incubation programme of global technology giant …

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President’s perfect answer to doctor’s tears

Three months ago, a public health practitioner, Dr Azza Mashumba, sensationally broke down in tears as she explained how hospitals were ill-equipped and how doctors watched helplessly as patients — including babies — suffer and die because of the state of facilities. For their part, health workers were not enjoying …

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