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Calls for united action against malaria

Roselyne Sachiti Features Editor Today, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Malaria Day 2019. The day comes at a time Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi are coming out of a devastating natural disaster Cyclone Idai which killed and displaced thousands of people. Cyclone Idai also left behind …

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Cocaine is just BAD news

Dr Sacrifice Chirisa Mental Health Matters Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. In the street, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, talcum powder, or flour to …

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Mthuli’s call on pricing laudable

THE call by Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube yesterday that industrialists and retailers should stop pegging their prices against the parallel market rate of foreign currency, but the interbank rate is laudable. Prof Ncube’s call comes at a time when prices of most basic goods have in …

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Time to breathe life into the arts sector

WHEN decorated swimmer Kirsty Coventry was appointed Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation minister by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last year, there was a lot of anticipation, particularly from the long-neglected arts and culture sector. Expectations were high that government was going to pay attention to the sector and create an enabling …

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Kangaroo Care – Improving Survival of Premature Babies

By Roselyne Sachiti The temperature in the room is sweltering, ranging between 21 and 32 degrees Celsius. To ensure no heat escapes, all windows are tightly closed, a heater is always switched on and the door closed. The room has saved the lives of babies born either prematurely or underweight …

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Of the Zimbabwe bird, political ignoramuses

Nobleman Runyanga Correspondent In the morning of the eve of the celebration of our 39th Independence anniversary last week, the MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa, torched a storm on social media when he insinuated that the Zimbabwe bird was an item of idolatry. This demonstrated a number of things about him …

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Layering approach the way to go

Paidamoyo Chipunza – Our Children, Our Future A myriad of factors have been associated with child marriages in Zimbabwe, key among them being religious and cultural beliefs, poverty, lack of serious sex education in schools and inadequate knowledge on children’s rights and other legal systems that support them. Child marriage …

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Making devolution a reality

Sharon Hofisi Legal Letters Terminologically, devolution involves delegation by the central Government to a regional authority the legislative or executive functions (or both) relating to domestic issues within the region (Law and Martin 2009: 169). Contextually speaking, devolution is enshrined in Chapter 15 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment No.20, …

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Southern African countries should work together in managing disasters

Chris Changwe Nshimbi Correspondent Cyclone Idai, which recently devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, was one of the worst natural disasters to hit the southern African region. It killed at least a thousand people and caused damages estimated at US$2 billion. The response from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member …

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Plant trees to save future of tobacco

“Wake up and smell the tobacco!” That is what you say to someone sitting on US$21,5 million meant for responsible and sustainable farming of the golden leaf. As we reported yesterday, the money collected under the Tobacco Levy since 2015 has not been disbursed because of “administrative bottlenecks”. And because …

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