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Chinese delegation show of confidence in Zim

A DELEGATION of 60 Chinese Government officials and private business investors arrived in the country yesterday to scout for more opportunities in the local market. The visit comes hardly two months after President Mnangagwa went to China on his first State visit after becoming President of the Republic of Zimbabwe …

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The bane of electioneering and sloganeering

Reason Wafawarova on Monday Martin Luther King Jnr once said about stupidity: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” From what we have seen so far in the campaign trail leading to Election 2018, one could be forgiven for suggesting that in politics stupidity …

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Zim open for business mantra paying dividends

Elijah Chihota Correspondent At the turn of the millennium, Zimbabwe’s economy was starting to decline. This was characterised by dwindling lines of credit, low investor confidence and negative marketing of the country by detractors. The situation was worsened when the Land Reform Programme was effected, which saw vast tracks of …

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When polygamy is not such a ‘good thing’

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader Proverbs 18 vs 22 from the Holy Bible reads, “He who has found a wife, has found a good thing, and obtains favour from the Lord.” It is often quoted to the groom during a marriage ceremony. Perhaps this is done for him to appreciate …

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Determination drives aspiring councillor

WILSA Zimbabwe Although Section 17 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for promotion of gender balance, women are still a long way from achieving equity. Full and equal participation of women, including assuming political or public office, has not yet been reached. According to the Zimbabwe Southern Africa Development Community …

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Zec should implement reforms now

REPORTS by representatives of two international observer groups that from their pre-election assessment observations to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) holding free, fair and credible elections on July 30 are still remote unless key outstanding reforms are effected must not be ignored, if the polls are to be legitimate. While …

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Women’s political participation not an act of charity

The late Mozambican President Samora Machel once said: “The liberation of women is not an act of charity but a fundamental precondition for the success of our revolution.” By Blessing Vava These words remain relevant as we reflect on the status of women’s participation in the sphere of politics and …

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This election is about the economy

Another week, another manifesto is launched. And another week, another political drama unfolds as the National Patriotic Front pulls a meaningless first. By Tapiwa Gomo That is what defines a political season. Those yearning for power are in their persuasive best to entice you to give them your vote. They …

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