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Unpacking Africa’s peacekeeping dilemma

Gustavo de Cavahlo Correspondent Over the past five years, there has been a great deal of debate about the African Union’s (AU) ability to rapidly deploy a combat force in crisis situations. Neither of the two bodies intended for this purpose —the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) …

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Cyclone Idai: Wake-up call to climate change

For doubting Thomases, Tropical Cyclone Idai brings vital lessons that climate change is now with us. The deadly cyclone, whose effects were mainly felt in Manicaland, left death and destruction of property in its wake. The increase in cyclones and other extreme weather phenomena like droughts and floods, clearly indicate …

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Increasing your net worth- Purpose

SUCCESS LIFE: JONAH NYONI The best thing in life is to discover one’s purpose early. When you discover your purpose, it becomes easy to know what you must do for the rest of your life. Purpose will tell you what to do and what not to do in order to …

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Govt’s neglect of health sector felonious

Editorial Comment The head of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals’ paediatrics department, Azza Mashumba, wept in frustration as she chronicled how babies with a fair chance of survival were dying simply because there were no basic drugs and sundries. From hearing a heartbeat of a baby in distress becoming just a …

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Ramaphosa’s message to ED

YOU can always trust South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to send coded messages to his comrades in Zimbabwe. In 2016, at the Zanu-PF annual conference in Masvingo, in a “solidarity speech” on behalf of the African National Congress, he said liberation movements could only secure their relevance by focusing on …

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Fare thee well heroine of the airwaves!

Terrence Mapurisana Correspondent I once asked Judith Makwanya one of life’s great open questions after our morning diary meeting: how would you describe yourself? For some people, that could be an invitation for ego-stroking, a chance to paint the most flattering, fascinating portrait their imaginations can conjure. She answered with …

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Harare seeks to declare state of emergency

Harare has been facing water problems and the city recently introduced water rationing and a timetable to go with it. Residents have also been complaining that the city has not been following its own water rationing schedule. Our senior Reporter Innocent Ruwende (IR) caught up with Harare Town Clerk Engineer …

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Our Warriors must win, whatever it takes!

IN just eight days’ time, the Warriors of Zimbabwe face one of their biggest AFCON home assignments in about a quarter of a century when we host Congo-Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium. It’s the final qualifier for the 2019 AFCON finals and we find ourselves having the luxury of …

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