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Meet Zim’s own Samson

Rumbidzai Ngwenya Features Writer Imagine a man so powerful he can pull a 6,5-tonne haulage truck with his mouth or shoulders? A man who carries enough strength to replace oxen and pulls a plough with his bare hands until the whole field is cultivated. As if the above traits are …

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Lessons from Kenya (Part 2)

WE carry on looking at the similarities between Kenyan and Zimbabwean electoral politics. As noted, there are striking similarities in the politics and election systems between the two countries. Guest column: MIRIAM T MAJOME The recent developments in Zimbabwe after the much contested and disputed July 30 harmonised elections have …

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Zim elections: Recognition and God’s Case, No Appeal

RECOGNITION of the result of Zimbabwe’s 2018 harmonised elections was always going to be a matter of basic international relations. One would be forgiven for arguing about which countries recognise their legitimacy in return for either similar recognition or validation of amicable or hostile relations. Opinion: TAKURA ZHANGAZHA The presidential …

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Those with stubborn faith will withstand the heat

“Always continue to climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with the power that is greater than yourself, to do it,” (Ella Wheeler Wilcox.) Motivation: STEVE NYAMBE The Sydney Harbour bridge The …

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If ED gets away with it, then Kabila can too

WE knew, even before the first vote was cast, that Zimbabwe’s election was marred by serious irregularities. These included, but were certainly not limited to: a partisan electoral commission; 250 000 suspicious entries on the voters roll, including one for a 140-year old man; and state media’s sycophantic coverage of …

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Will investor confidence ever change for the better

THE one big question on the minds of the generality of the Zimbabwean citizenry in the period after elections is: Are things ever going to get better in the country? Editorial The answer is not as simple as assumed. Much depends on how the economy will perform. Going into elections, …

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Zim Gems in huge WC stride

Veronica Gwaze in LUSAKA, Zambia THE Zimbabwe netball team took a giant leap towards a maiden World Cup appearance after a comprehensive 64-41 victory over Namibia at the ongoing African Championships/World Cup qualifiers here yesterday. After getting the better of Botswana and Zambia on Tuesday, the Gems needed to post …

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US must engage Zim with mutual respect

WHEN President Mnangagwa met the United States’ new envoy Mr Brian Nichols, it was a positive sign that both parties wanted to demonstrate that bridges had not entirely been burnt. The Zimbabwean leader also showed that his open-door policy is still there. The meeting between the President and the US top …

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City, vendors broken record plays on

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer Last week, many vendors in the capital woke up to piled wooden debris of what used to be their vending stalls. Harare City Council had finally worn its no-nonsense face, notching a gear up in its fight to keep the city clean-up exercise. Many thought the …

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Can the Sahel recapture its lost glory?

Tom Collins Correspondent Across much of West Africa a trend has developed. As the Atlantic Ocean feeds the economic powerhouses on the coast, the Sahara has given way to instability, contraband and disrepair. This wasn’t always the case. In fact, the very opposite was true. Transit routes criss-crossing the desert …

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