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MDC-Alliance playing spoiler

The campaign for harmonised elections due in a fortnight has reached fever pitch and the tones and undertones are all clearly pointing to a Zanu-PF victory. Out of the 23 Presidential candidates, MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, is crying loudest as his premonition of defeat looms larger. Having failed to offer …

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Africa’s natural resources and underdevelopment

Baffour Ankomah Book Review “Africa’s Natural Resources and Underdevelopment: How Ghana’s Petroleum Can Create Sustainable Economic Prosperity” by Kwamina Panford is an important addition to critical thought on the continent. It tells how Ghana, under pressure from global capitalism, enacted mining laws that have empowered foreign companies to do whatever …

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AFRICAFANTASTIKA continues to bloom

Mark Bould Correspondent In 2016, Nnedi Okorafor won a Hugo and a Nebula for her novella “Binti“ (2015), and omenana, the first African SF magazine, reached its ninth issue in just three years. The African Speculative Fiction Society, an even more significant indicator of critical mass, was launched at Nigeria’s …

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Harvest ready too soon for opposition

Stephen Mpofu Correspondent With 14 days to go to the harmonised elections, many patriotic and concerned Zimbabweans and sympathisers abroad must be wondering as to what route this country will take after July 30. To be sure, people must be asking whether this election period is the time to gather …

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MDCA prepare for defeat in a dignified manner

Isdore Guvamombe Assistant Editor Two weeks before harmonised elections the MDC-Alliance has largely remained a talk show of kindergarten stories that have no takers in the adult world, which unfortunately, constitutes the voting college. Back in the village as the 2018 harmonised elections draw near, it has turned out mainly …

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Politicisation of vocabulary

Reason Wafawarova on Monday It has become common practice that political foes often depart from the conventional meaning of common vocabulary with astonishing flaccidity, that one would think they take the world to be populated with retards that are so gullible that they just swallow contrived meanings for absolute realities. …

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‘Leave no one behind’: SDGs take root in Mat North

Correspondent United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli led a team comprising of UNICEF Representative Dr Mohamed Ag Ayoya; IOM Chief of Mission Ms Lily Sanya; WFP Representative and Country Director Mr Eddie Rowe and UNDP Country Director Mr Georges van Montfort on a three-day field visit, in Matabeleland North …

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Christian message in a seemingly unChristian novel

Tanaka Chidora Literature Today Of late, I have found myself grappling with issues of life, death and faith. On a friend’s Facebook wall, this question was once asked: Why were you born? My answer was, to suspend death only but for a while. Others spoke of all these purpose-driven ideals, …

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When farming becomes a way of life

Rumbidzai Ngwenya Features Writer “I don’t see myself doing anything else besides farming, it’s the way to go. What makes farming effortless for me is my passion for it. I also prefer living at the farm with my family because it makes management easier and it’s peaceful. “I would encourage …

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US-China trade war, a wakeup call for Africa

THE United States-China trade war is much more than a battle between two super powers. It has global economic implications and can potentially reverse the gains made in economic growth and poverty reduction, therefore requires an urgent global attention to slow down the Donald Trump’s wave of protectionism. But it …

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