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Vakayi invests in hatchery

Ishemunyoro Chingwere Business Reporter Venture capital firm, Vakayi Capital, has concluded its second investment project in Zimbabwe that will see a Ruwa-based hatchery doubling its output. The hatchery, ZimAvian (Pvt) Ltd, produces broiler and layer day-old chicks, which it mainly supplies to small-scale poultry farmers. The firm, however, needs an …

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We all need to pay our taxes

TAXES are lowest and most fair when everyone pays according to income or consumption with no special favours or exemptions. But in recent days the public and through these statements Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube, have been inundated with pleas for special treatment. The tourism industry sees …

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We remember the Great War, while Palestinians live it

Robert Frisk Correspondent THERE was something gruesomely familiar about the way we commemorated the supposed end of the First World War a hundred years ago. Not just the waterfalls of poppies and the familiar names – Mons, the Somme, Ypres, Verdun – but the almost total silence about all those …

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How African courts glorify colonialism

Sika-Ayiwa Afriyie Safo Correspondent THE tradition of wearing horsehair wigs, perukes, “a term derived from the French word perruque (weaving wig)” and gowns by the judiciary pre-dates the 15th Century. In the 14th Century, during the reign of King Edward III, the accepted costume for nobles who appeared before the …

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Madagascar heads for run-off

Joseph Ngwawi Correspondent MADAGASCAR is set for a run-off on December 19 after no presidential candidate amassed enough votes to be declared outright winner following elections held in early November. The run-off will be contested by two former presidents – Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana – who led first round …

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Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms

African cities, according to a World Bank report, are home to 472 million people — almost half of Africa’s total population. This number is expected to double by 2050. guest column: Esther Ngumbi One would expect these African cities to serve as hubs of productivity and hotspots of innovation where …

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Zim’s current political structure too self-centered

Investigations by the commission of inquiry established to look into the post-election violence on August 1 continued with hearings from various individuals, including senior government officials. develop me: Tapiwa Gomo While the composition of the commission raised eyebrows, what matters now is not just the outcome, but the revelations coming …

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Editorial Comment: Selective arrests erode anti-graft campaign

ZIMBABWEANS, who were very hopeful for progress after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call for zero tolerance to corruption in his maiden speech, have reason to now feel despondent. Editorial Comment Talk is cheap, so they say, but the situation in the country and in particular events surrounding the fight against systemic …

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Budget: Defining week for Prof Ncube

There is no doubt that this is a defining week for Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube. It is a week in which he is likely to lose more friends and at the same time has an opportunity to make many new ones. Budget time is always a …

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