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Have sanctions backfired on imperialism?

Obi Egbuna Jnr SimunyeDuring a 2014 interview on Fusion TV, former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, stated that the US blockade on Cuba needed to be lifted because it had propped up the Castros. While this reckless and politically amateurish statement by Mrs Clinton, resulted in a …

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Why Africa loves China

Mehari Taddele Maru CorrespondentAt the September 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, African Union chairperson and Rwandan President Paul Kagame lauded the Chinese aid and investment strategy in Africa as a source of “deep transformation”. Kagame argued that the cooperation between China and Africa is based on mutual …

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Jonso sells his soul to the devil

Prosperity Mzila CorrespondentNot to put words in his mouth, in 2016, self-exiled Professor Jonathan Moyo had this to say on the issue of sanctions:“All levels of the alleged incidences of intimidation are heaped on ZANU-PF, what greater intimidation is there than a leader of an opposition party supported by some …

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Essential services must be cushioned against fuel crisis

THE fuel crisis in the country is slowly deepening and spreading to other facets of society, with the City of Harare warning that it may not be able to collect waste in the city’s neighbourhoods’ as its refuse collection trucks were now grounded. Editorial Comment Such a development clearly demonstrates …

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3 reasons why the Gabon coup failed

Military coup drums continue to beat on the African continent in 2019. At 4:30am on January 7, Lieutenant Kelly Odong Obiang, leader of the Patriotic Youth Movement of the Gabonese Defence and Security Forces, and a handful of soldiers stormed the TV and radio station in Libreville, Gabon, to announce …

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Reviving the ‘New Zimbabwe’ dream

As Zimbabweans enter the gates of 2019 from a forgettable festive season, probably the worst in the past decade, uncertainty abounds about President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Guest column: Vivid Gwede Zimbabweans are deeply concerned about the rapid deterioration in the economy since November 2017. But what would have been the …

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Full fuel audit required to explain demand

The extraordinarily sharp increase in fuel consumption between June and November last year we report on today and the mess witnessed with fuel queues cry out for detailed audits by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and Zera, the energy regulator, with Zimbabwe Revenue Authority involved when necessary. It would be …

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Putting the ‘honey’ in Manyuchi Dam

George Maponga Senior ReporterMwenezi West National Assembly member Cde Priscilla Moyo has called on investors to fully exploit the underutilised Manyuchi Dam which she said was critical to the socio-economic development of the remote and underdeveloped constituency. The constituency is arguably one of the least developed in Masvingo province as …

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