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Politicians mustn’t get away with slandering judges

The habit of the main opposition MDC of getting itself into a mess and then some rabid elements in the party blaming everyone —from the government to the courts — except themselves has to stop. After the High Court this week ruled that Nelson Chamisa’s appointment as MDC president was …

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Government must get its act right on currency issue

IN Parliament this week, legislators from both the ruling Zanu PF party and main opposition MDC took turns to seek clarity on the country’s currency from Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi. At the moment we, indeed — as the minister rightly put it — have a basket of currencies, which means …

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Solar power boost for rural communities

Sydney Kawadza Senior Writer A familiar fate fashioned by nature connects most rural women in Southern Africa who have no access to modern and renewable sources of energy at household level. The same is shared by Mrs Kiliboni Ndlovu (43) of Gwanda South in Zimbabwe and her Malawian colleague Mrs …

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Time to adopt circular economy

Joel Savage Correspondent It costs the developed countries millions of dollars when it comes to waste recycling, therefore, worldwide, about half of the plastic waste destined for recycling is exported. About 51 percent of world exports of used plastics, over seven million tonnes, in 2016 went to China and the …

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Zimbabwe’s reform agenda wins endorsements

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer Zimbabwe has made huge strides in carrying out social, political and economic reforms, something that has received endorsements from both its allies and foes. Its allies and foes are all upbeat that the Government’s reform agenda is moving the country on the right track. Early this …

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Africa does not need this thing called Africom

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, the best men are known to ring-fence their interests and defend them to the last stain of their blood. There, the best man is he who, against all odds, crafts a policy that underpins his interests and then structures tactics that keep his …

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Cyclone-hit schools need support

Schools opened this week across the country, with high expectations from most pupils, eager to resume their studies after a short, but deserved break. The week has been hyperactive with parents, schools administrators and pupils making a last minute rush to ensure that learning kicks off smoothly. And so, did …

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Elephants: A treasure trove for Zimbabwe

Trevor Shiri Correspondent President Mnangagwa attended the Elephant Summit of Kavango – Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) nations, namely Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Angola in Kasane, Botswana. The summit, which was held under the theme: “Towards a Common Vision for the Management of our Elephants,” and attended by …

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Rebuilding education in the post-Cyclone Idai era

A huge green administration building with the inscription “Management” stands imposingly high facing visitors and students alike at Dzingire Primary School, Copa area, Chimanimani. One of the schools which lost students, administration and teaching staff, the school on Tuesday opened its doors to learners for the first time since the …

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Harnessing indigenous fruits, food crops for economic growth

The introduction of exotic crops, fruits and livestock into Africa was initially guided and informed by the way indigenous crops, livestock and fruits performed in different micro climates. Unfortunately, instead of cultivating co-existence between exotic and indigenous foods, the colonial knowledge system has sought to completely replace indigenous crops, fruits …

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