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Ushering in a new era

Mr CHO Jaichel Special Correspondent ON April 27, 2018, President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea had a day-long summit meeting in the “Peace House” building at the Panmunjeom. The venue, Panmunjeom, …

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Remembering traditional foods of our childhood

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday Over the past few years, we have been eating a lot of white sadza here in the village. Then my cousin Reuben came back from the Diaspora and declared that white sadza was not good for our health. “You Africans are addicted to sadza. You …

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Editorial Comment: Zanu-PF, cadence of democracy

Zanu-PF under the leadership of President Mnangagwa has set a new template for democracy, by holding party primary elections that have nothing, but an ultra-cadence for real democracy. One other important factor is that the interest generated by the elections is unprecedented, which in itself is a sign that many …

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Of Spaghetti Roads, Bullet Trains and Village Airports

By David Mungoshi Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet, novelist, screenwriter and painter, was the first person of non-European origin to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Born in India in 1841, Tagore’s book, “Gitanjali – Song Offerings”, saw him awarded the Nobel in 1913 at the age of 52. That …

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Why Legalising Mbanje Matters for Zimbabwe

By Simon Massey Zimbabwe has legalised the growth of mbanje for medicinal and scientific research, making it one of only three countries in Africa to do so. Only Malawi and Lesotho have pipped Zimbabwe to the post. Hopefully, these are only the first, tentative steps in a continent-wide trend, but …

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No cheer for workers as their rights are trampled

Today marks Workers’ Day, a day when employees are supposed to be celebrating and reflecting on achievements for the past year, but instead a pall looms over this day, as working conditions continue to deteriorate. Just recently, nurses were ostensibly fired for going on an industrial action, yet the Constitution …

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Sadc regional payment system to introduce more currencies

The introduction of the United States dollar as a trading currency on the southern African regional payment system is expected to improve the settlement of transactions among banks within the region. According to the sadc Secretariat, the US dollar is expected to be added as a trading currency by October, …

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Why legalising mbanje matters for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has legalised the growth of mbanje for medicinal and scientific research, making it one of only three countries in Africa to do so. Only Malawi and Lesotho have pipped Zimbabwe to the post. Hopefully, these are only the first, tentative steps in a continent-wide trend, but time will tell. …

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