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Democracy: MDC-T’s sincerity questionable

An election of any nation the world over is supposed to be democratic and those aspiring for political office must be democrats themselves. Most importantly, those aspiring for the highest political office on the land must exhibit democratic traits in themselves and in their political parties setting foot to convince …

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Turkish govt calls snap election for June 24

Trapped by the war preparations of its NATO partners against Syria and confronting a deepening economic crisis, the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has decided to hold parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, 17 months ahead of schedule. The decision came after a short meeting on April …

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Another Mungoshi, another ‘Wall’

The Mungoshis love walls. I haven’t asked them to reveal to me the source of their fascination. Charles Mungoshi thinks of walls and imagines shadows on it (‘Shadows on the Wall’). David Mungoshi thinks of a wall and imagines stains on it (“Stains on the Wall”). Their son, Farayi, thinks of …

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Never wait for someone to die to tell the truth

Well, the death and subsequent graveside panegyrics for Winnie Mandela, especially the one by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, which has gone viral, has sparked that village lilt in me. Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, there is a popular …

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None, but ourselves can build Zim

LADIES and gentlemen, we have been going through the world, and we are doing a marathon. We have been to the United States, and we are now here in the United Kingdom. The whole purpose of our existence here is to re-engage the world so that Zimbabwe can become a …

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Bustop TV’s Facebook Account Gets Hacked

Popular internet comedy platform Bustop TV is crying out for help as their Facebook account was hacked. The hackers also went on to remove all the admins of that page. The page no longer appears if you search for them via Facebook. What comes up instead is a Bustop TV …

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Can developing countries fund adaptation programmes?

By Peter Makwanya The main troubling factor is that adaptation always comes with costs, as such, many developing countries are struggling in confronting enormous costs littered on their developmental pathways. Financial challenges are ever inherent in Africa’s funding discourse and mechanisms. Also, the begging syndrome is quite common among many …

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Strengthening regional advocacy for media freedom in Southern Africa

By Nigel Nyamutumbu Southern Arica is generally facing a harsh socio-economic environment characterised by increasing levels of poverty, growing unemployment, prevalence of migration to economically better countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, deindustrialisation, dwindling media revenues and downsizing of media operations. There is a notable growing socio-economic inequality; …

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