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Just singing to his situation

Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi loved telling the story about the exact moment he decided to be a professional musician. The decision was made on a hot day, on a roadside somewhere in Salisbury’s Southerton industrial district. Guest column: Ranga Mberi He had blisters on his feet and a bottle of Sparletta …

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Crackdown a reincarnation of Gukurahundi

We, the deeply concerned, patriots of Zimbabwe living here in the United States, are here because we have a problem, a problem of State-sponsored terror and atrocities ordered and sanctioned by someone we know was an enforcer for former President Robert Mugabe’s atrocities of the 1980s, known today as Gukurahundi. …

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Western-funded ‘one-way flow of information’ must end

In their Unesco-funded research paper aptly titled: “Television traffic: a one-way street? A survey and analysis of the international flow of television programme material,” Kaarle Nordenstreng and Tapio Varis attempted to answer a fundamental question, whether the “free flow of information” was not, in fact, a “one-way flow of information”. …

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‘No legitimacy issues surrounding ED’

Below is the full communiqué issued following a ZANU-PF-ANC bilateral meeting “Briefing on the Socio-Political and Economic Developments in Zimbabwe” held at the zanu-PF Headquarters, Harare, Zimbabwe, on 29 January 2019, 1. On this important day of the 29th of January 2019, our two sister organisations of the Zimbabwe African …

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Cabinet: First meeting decisions matrix

Fourth, 29th  January, 2019 ITEM Report Back on His Excellency President’s State Visit to Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. CABINET DECISION Cabinet received a Report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on the recent visit by His Excellency the President to the Russian Federation, the Republic of …

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Harassment videos: Let the customer beware!

Tanaka Masango CorrespondentOf late there has been disturbing allegations of torture of civilians by members of the security services. Equally disturbing have been allegations of harassment of vendors by the same security forces. The allegations are a cause for concern on two fronts. Firstly, the torturing of civilians can never …

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Zimbabwe dared to hope, then the military arrived

Robert Mugabe is gone, but the army remains at the centre of our political life. Until that changes, the violence won’t stop. Guest column: Fadzayi Mahere Like the fleeting blossom of Jacaranda trees in spring, faith in the government of Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has waned, following another round of …

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Minimising workplace negativity risks

Negativity in the workplace can certainly decrease productivity and overall job satisfaction and that’s an uncontested fact. Guest column: Emmanuel Zvada It saps the vigour of your organisation and it distracts and drains the energy of your employees, thereby diverting critical attention of employees from work, productivity and performance issues. …

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A remarkable succession of own goals

It is too early to assess the economic impact of this month’s highly-effective shutdown and the government’s heavy-handed response. Guest Column: Anthony Hawkins Thus far, the main damage has been to business and investor sentiment, especially abroad. The combination of the government’s use of the police and military and the …

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