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Who is abusing #Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe?

“I am sorry” is all that President Mugabe should have said a long time ago before leaving centre-stage. Such remorse, whether genuine or not, would have left him with some semblance of integrity. Waiting to die on the job (I would have said “in office” but we are told he …

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Why I am excited about the future of Zimbabwe

Rummaging through some boxes stored in my garage yesterday I came across this Technics Tape deck. My son looked at it and asked, “Dad what is that?” “It’s a cassette tape deck son.” I went on to explain how this was a priced possession when I first bought it. As …

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Why Zimbabwe land reform has failed

Almost 40 years after independence, land reform remains at the heart of Zimbabwe’s political and economic challenges. But perhaps more than any other issue in Zimbabwe, it has historically been met with inertia from government and the international community. BEVERLY PETERS Governments throughout the world have found difficulty devising economically successful …

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Africa: What Should Reparations for Slavery Entail?

ANALYSISBy Ama Biney In the light of the former British Prime Minister’s dismissal of reparations, activists must push the debate further by detailing what reparations should entail. Fundamental to a reparations programme must be the fact that we transform the system of capitalism which slavery gave birth to. Former British …

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Can #Zimbabwe president Mugabe be trusted?

ZANU-PF faithfuls are gathered in the ancient city of Masvingo for their annual people’s conference to run over five days. More than 7 000 delegates are attending the conference, which opened on Tuesday. The indaba could not have come at a better time. Zimbabwe’s economy is in a state of …

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Zimbabwe’s parallel currency experiment with new bond notes

While unlike in Zimbabwe, President Jacob Zuma cannot arbitrarily name his successor, the jostling and in-fighting to occupy the best springboard possible to succession is almost identical – with similarly dire consequences for reform and the economies of both countries. While land reform comparisons between the two countries are popular …

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Just 28 minutes

Just 28 minutes We demanded nothing better and we got nothing better, writes Cathy Buckle. On the same day that many thousands of people sat, stood and crowded the pavements outside the banks waiting to try and withdraw a few dollars of their own money, President Mugabe gave his annual …

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