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Big artistes in the city must pull big crowds

Martin Sibanda THIS past week a sister paper reported that approximately 400 people attended the Martin Sibanda and Ndolwane Super Sounds album launch at the Amphitheatre on 6 May. The launch came after there was some controversy around the album. Rumour doing the rounds before the launch was that someone, …

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The surprisingly sad origins of Mother’s Day

Olivia B Waxman PERHAPS it’s appropriate that the day on which the world celebrate mothers has an odd set of parents: President Woodrow Wilson is usually seen as the “father” of Mother’s Day — for signing a proclamation on 9 May 1914, declaring the second Sunday of May “a public …

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Union double faced on curriculum: Education ministry

Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango AT the beginning of this year, the Government launched a new education curriculum that brought with it a lot of changes in the education sector. It was received with mixed feelings by the country’s populace with those spearheading its implementation being demonised as it came against a …

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Why I am no longer Zimbabwean…

By Jean Gasho I have finally left Zimbabwe, its been a long journey, but like how Ruth left Moab, I did it, and will never look back. As a writer, I have not only left the country physically, but I have left the country emotionally too. During my time off Facebook, …

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Fragile State? What fragile State?

The highlight of the recent World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban was when President Robert Mugabe reminded the whole world of what we have always know. We have always known that Zimbabwe is not a fragile State, neither is it part of an “axis of evil”, or an “outpost …

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Reflections on National Question: Land, Transformation, Progress

As Zimbabwe celebrates 37 years of Independence and marks 16 years after land reform, is it time to reflect on power, transformation and progress? The nexus of power, transformation and progress cannot be effective without bringing the national question into the debate in Zimbabwe. In their 2011 book, “Reclaiming the …

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