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People with disabilities have right to found families

Isabel Palasida Correspondent The field of violence against women is still evolving and there is no unanimity yet on how best to define it. The term has been used to describe a number of acts including rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment, murder, physical assault, emotional abuse, battering, stalking, genital …

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Dear President . . .

Davison Kaiyo Correspondent Your Excellency Sir, allow me to congratulate you on your election and subsequent inauguration as the President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe, as you said in your inauguration speech that this is a dawn of a new era and that “tomorrow is brighter than yesterday”. As …

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Proposed Sadc regional parliament garners support

Danai Majaha Correspondent The long-cherished dream of having a fully-fledged regional parliament in Southern Africa could soon become a reality, judging by the high-level support that the proposal is receiving from leaders from the region. The transformation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) into a …

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Veld fires threaten Vumba ecology

Manicaland CorrespondentPEOPLE in Vumba near Mutare have said the area’s tourism potential and timber business are facing an uncertain future in the wake of rampant veld fires blamed on suspected poachers trying to trap game. A timber producer and sawmill owner in the area, Mr Munyaradzi Mushakavanhu, told The Herald …

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Kenya pays heavy human, financial cost for unsafe abortions

Estelle Monique Sidze Review Correspondent One of the critical targets for countries that are trying to meet the sustainable development goals is reducing the number of mothers who die from complications during or immediately after their pregnancies. The target for 2030 is that each country will have less than 70 …

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Lies on land reform process a disservice to South Africa

Lindiwe Sisulu Special Correspondent When government announced earlier this year that the issue of land reform would be addressed through a consultative process, interest groups that represent a minority of the people of South Africa started to spread lies and half-truths internationally. They peddled false and exaggerated information and conclusions that …

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A tinpot dictator

Fungai Chiposi Correspondent The manner in which Nelson Chamisa took over the leadership of the MDC-T raised alarm bells in me. I engaged with him and highlighted that this was not the correct way to assume leadership. As a lawyer, he understood the MDC-T constitution and was duty-bound to uphold …

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Where have all the flowers gone?

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts According to Russian formalist literary theory, most people are so insensitive to their immediate surroundings that they tend never to know or notice the detail. Those who live near the sea do not hear the waves, and those who live metres away from a busy …

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Kenya pays heavy human, financial cost for unsafe abortions

Estelle Monique Sidze Review Correspondent One of the critical targets for countries that are trying to meet the sustainable development goals is reducing the number of mothers who die from complications during or immediately after their pregnancies. The target for 2030 is that each country will have less than 70 …

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The A to ZEC of post-election Zimbabwe

Tichaona Zindoga Political Editor SUNDAY, August 26, saw Emmerson Mnangagwa being sworn in as Zimbabwe’s second executive President, effectively putting to bed the prolonged election season in the country. Forty eight hours earlier, the highest court in the land, the Constitutional Court had thrown out a challenge on the President’s …

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