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Spurs thump Everton

LIVERPOOL. — Mauricio Pochettino insists it is too early for Tottenham to contemplate an English Premiership soccer title challenge but has outlined what his side must do to remain in the mix come May. Spurs ruthlessly dismantled Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday to consolidate third spot in the …

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2018: A remarkable year indeed

Zvamaida Murwira Senior ReporterThe 2018 political calendar was characterised by a hive of activity, some of which will remain etched in the archives of the country’s history as they were both intriguing and at the very least unique. Some of the political activities that were recorded in 2018 included the …

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Many ways to love thy neighbour this Christmas

Christmas is here, finally. It is that annual fete when the whole world is enchanted by the beauty of festivity, love and sharing as they commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man. That is according to those of the Christian faith, who derive the appellation from discipleship …

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It’s Christmas time again!

David Mungoshi Shelling the NutsThere’s something that’s just a little too tragic, though nostalgic, about visiting places you’ve been to before, thinking you’ll find them the same as when you were that wide-eyed little one wondering about everything. At the end of primary school, feeling rather big and accomplished, I …

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Silent Night: Story of the carol that paused a war

Martin Clarke CorrespondentFew Christmas carols evoke the season of peace and goodwill as readily as “Silent Night”. Two popular stories contribute to its appeal: one concerning the circumstances of its composition in Oberndorf, near Salzburg in Austria, and the other its role in the Christmas Truce of 1914 when the …

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Legislators must tread carefully on POSA, AIPPA

Government has mooted the idea of amending two critical laws: AIPPA and POSA. This is in response to calls for deeper political reforms from local, foreign-funded non-governmental organisations and their principal funders in the Western world. There is a patronising attitude that we don’t know democracy or what is good …

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Patron-client politics not good for democracy

Reason Wafawarova on MondayIt  is an accepted fact in political intellectualism that political engagement is an important facet of the relationship between authorities and citizens. Engaging citizens is an indispensable component of leadership if any authority is to decently present its duties to the people. There are many avenues that …

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When ‘Boxing Day’ fell on Christmas Day

Tanaka Chidora Literature TodayThose who grew up in my village in the 90s know that Christmas came and left behind an array of injured limbs, usually the faces. There were certain characters that would inevitably get into fights that would drag on and on and on until spectators got tired …

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You don’t have to do holiday things you hate

Jill Richardson CorrespondentOver the holidays, you are not required to do anything. You are not required to spend time with people who are unkind to you, even if you’re related to them. You’re not required to spend more money than you have on gifts, decorations, travel, or anything else. You …

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Should Africa back WTO reforms?

Peter Fabricius CorrespondentThere is an air of resignation to failure at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. Long-stuck trade negotiations and a recent eruption of a virus of economic nationalism and protectionism are confronting the organisation with its gravest existential crisis. The most imminent crisis is that the Appellate …

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