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Play is not a four-letter word

OUR CHILDREN OUR FUTURE Recently, during a popular morning radio show, the presenter asked for one key activity that can be used to “improve mathematical skills” for very young children. I phoned in and got through! In the one-minute space between my call and the 7AM news bulletin, I tried …

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Common misconceptions about African migration

Paul Akiwumi Correspondent For millions of African migrants and their families – like others worldwide – moving to another country offers a chance for a better life with benefits extending to future generations. Yet beliefs about international African migration are rife with misconceptions that have become part of a divisive, …

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Embrace farming as a career choice

Samantha Chipoyera Features Writer Adwell Kasole (25) is a full-time farmer who operates in Mvurwi, Mashonaland Central and ever since his wife Thelma Chinomona (24) joined in last year it has become a family business. He graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture at Shamva Agricultural College. “I started my Diploma …

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Sadc develops regional strategy on women, peace and security

Southern Africa has developed a regional framework that will serve as a guide on mainstreaming gender into the regional peace and security systems and processes. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat told the ongoing meeting of senior officials responsible for gender and women affairs in the region that the …

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Time to put Mandela where he belongs

On  a rainy and unusually cold December day in 2013, I joined thousands of my fellow South Africans at the FNB Stadium, outside Soweto, the township of my youth. The stadium is designed in the shape of a calabash – symbol of hospitality and prosperity. On that day, the calabash …

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From hopelessness to entrepreneurship

Nicole Guzah (32) is an emerging entrepreneur who is into wedding planning, event coordination and decoration services. She graduated with an honours degree in Social Sciences majoring in International Relations at the Walter Sisulu University in South Africa. Guzah says when she returned home in 2015, finding a job was …

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Turning the promise of peace into the real thing

Ethiopia has made the first move. The next should be for it to put all its detailed concerns on the table. Twenty years since the start of a bloody war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, peace is long overdue. With the region facing unprecedented security threats, a resolution between the neighbours …

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Govt keen to support Doma people

The faces of children at Mariga Government School, down in Mbire District of Mashonaland Central Province, tell a daunting story. Their skin is so dry and chapped while their clothes are dirty and tattered. They walk to school barefooted. To many outsiders this is heart-rending. But to them, everything is …

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Life after Russia 2018

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts It’s all over now. The four-yearly carnival is over and done with, and France are World champions. Much as I hate to have to say it, France continues to reap a rich harvest from its neo-colonial ventures. Social media people have been circulating the following …

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