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Safety of journalists under threat as army talks tough

AS the Zimbabwe elections approach, fears have been raised over threats to journalists. This follows a press conference by the military at which it accused members of the fourth estate of peddling lies against the army. By Opinion Over the years, a number of journalists, especially freelance journalists writing for …

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Cash crisis a source of poverty in Zim

THE recent media reports that the parallel market rates ranges between 60% and 65% for mobile money platforms like EcoCash and 75% for bank transfers on the parallel market as forex has become increasingly scarce are indeed shocking. By David Mhlanga Many households and individuals especially civil servants, smallholder farmers, …

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Can MDC Alliance point finger at Zec?

THERE is a time to set the record straight so that repeated lies about anyone and anything do not begin to sound like the truth. By CONWAY TUTANI Fellow Zimbabwean Brighton Musonza posted this on social media recently: “Listen folks, no one is paid to have different political views from …

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7 things the next leader must do!

We are counting days towards our crucial elections. Why do I say crucial? It’s because that is when we will have the first legitimate leader after former President Robert Mugabe’s rule. Have you taken time to think of what kind of a leader we need after these elections? As Zimbabweans, …

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Police voting shameful attack on democracy, compromises Zec

RECENT developments where members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) cast their postal ballots in Bulawayo on Thursday in the absence of Zec officials and polling agents is further confirmation that the electoral management body was not ready to deliver a free and fair election. But the fact that they …

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Things Can Only Only Get Better

By Victoria Ruzvidzo Zimbabwe is a country that has gone through immense challenges over the past three decades or so, particularly since the days of the Economic Structural Adjustment Programmes (ESAP) that destroyed the country’s social support system and left people and the economy at large exposed to the vagaries …

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Chamisa’s Strategy to Discredit Polls

By Tendai Jongwe While Nelson Chamisa, his MDC-Alliance and its supporters were marching freely in the streets of Harare, President Mnangagwa was in Beitbridge for the ground-breaking ceremony for the Beitbridge Border Post expansion and modernisation project and also addressed a rally at Dulivhadzimu Stadium to drum up support for …

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Zec must avoid costly poll rigging antics

REPORTS that independent biometric voter registration (BVR) and data science experts analysing the voters’ roll have unearthed a suspected loophole that could have a negative effect on the credibility of the coming election, where the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has set up several “shady” polling stations, with one of them meant cater for only …

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Governments tend to limit entrepreneurship

Nomawethu Moyo Correspondent Over the past two decades, development economics has increasingly emphasised the importance of promoting entrepreneurship as a strategy for growth among emerging economies. However, entrepreneurship is still not a public priority in many African countries, and the lack of well-established entrepreneurship ecosystems and an entrepreneurial culture have …

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Chamisa’s strategy to discredit polls

Tendai Jongwe Correspondent While Nelson Chamisa, his MDC-Alliance and its supporters were marching freely in the streets of Harare, President Mnangagwa was in Beitbridge for the ground-breaking ceremony for the Beitbridge Border Post expansion and modernisation project and also addressed a rally at Dulivhadzimu Stadium to drum up support for …

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