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Home with a Silicon Valley dream

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer— When Tendai Garandi returned from the Diaspora, he envisioned a country where start-up companies make up the heart of the economy. The three years he spent in America’s Silicon Valley working for Derek Andersen Startup Grind, an Internet-based company, showed him possibilities hidden within the digital …

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Don’t mistake hype for reality

Tatenda  Chinondidyachii Mashanda Correspondent— In his racist novel, “Heart of Darkness”, Joseph Conrad points to the image of Africa as “the other world,” the antithesis of Europe and, therefore, of civilisation. His description of Africans as savage is unpalatable; at least to a conscious reader. Featuring images of emaciated children, …

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President’s economic interventions practical

Derick Tsimba Correspondent— President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s interventions are practical and promoting economic growth by opening up of industries and partnerships with the foreign companies. Progress can now be discerned in the country’s economy which had been stagnant for a very long time. Ever since the advent of the new dispensation …

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Taking stock of ZUNDAF: So far so good

Sirak Gebrehiwot & Anderson Chiraya Correspondents— Yesterday the Government and the United Nations together with development partners convened a high level review meeting to validate and take stock of development results delivered, midway through the programme cycle, under the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe UN Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF) contributing to national development …

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Motherhood in foreign land

SA-based Zim women’s experiences Roselyne Sachiti recently in South Africa Features Editor WHEN Alice Moyo (19), a Zimbabwean illegal migrant in South Africa’s Hillbrow area became pregnant for the first time in June 2017 she was both excited and anxious. Having gone to South Africa at 16 and working as …

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Black Saturday’s unsung hero

Philemon Mutedzi Special  Correspondent— Saturday, June 23 2018, was a Black Saturday for Zimbabwe. It was the day that an attempt was made on President Mnangagwa’s life. A bomb was thrown at the President’s entourage as he left the VIP podium after a well-attended campaign rally at White City Stadium …

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US, Zim sanctions and the Irony of Oz

Tichaona Zindoga Political Editor— Strange, how geopolitics work. Australia has just become the first developed country to pass a Bill that outlaws “foreign interference”. This week Australia tabled a battery of laws and legislative measures, including the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill, which requires the registration of lobbyists working for …

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TIMB statistics point to great potential in agric

INDICATIONS by the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) that tobacco production hit 207 million kg — the highest volume produced post-land reform — speaks volumes about where we are headed as a nation whose economy is largely hinged on agriculture. According to latest statistics from TIMB, sales went up 29 percent, …

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Carving Out a Living in an Era of Hope

By Rumbidzai Ngwenya “I am doing well as an entrepreneur and do not dream of working for anyone. I hope that the Government in the ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’ era will help capable people like me to boost our businesses, grow our companies and create more employment. “There are …

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The Pitfalls of Tweeting the News

By Christopher Farai Charamba One of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning is look for my phone. Usually it is on the charger, by the bedside or lost somewhere under the covers. Once in my hand, I squint at it, waiting for my eyes …

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