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Beware the horses of Troy

Perspective, Stephen Mpofu Once a lion tastes human blood, it is said, the beast will stop at nothing in its bid to continually satiate its appetite for the crimson-red life giver. In post-colonial Africa, contemporary imperialism can be said with equanimity to represent the beast in point. In the heydays …

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Cyclone-induced floods leave trail of destruction

Innocent Ruwende in Midlands The Cyclone Dineo-induced floods, which wreaked havoc in most parts of the country, left a trail of destruction in the Midlands province, claiming 25 lives, while more than 10 bridges were either swept away or extensively damaged. Hundreds of small livestock, including goats were swept away …

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‘Increase women’s participation in budget processes’

Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Nyasha Chikwinya Rumbidzayi Zinyuke, Opinion Does anyone remember an incident that took place back in 2014 when a legislator brought in an assortment of sanitary wear that included pads, tampons and cotton wool to help make her point in Parliament? MDC Proportional Representation …

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Gushungo — the cultural icon!

President Mugabe Reverend Paul Damasane Poem From out there in the plains of kwaZvimba Raised by those hands rugged through years of industry Instructive, caring Mbuya Bona Learning the ways of truth, honesty, astuteness and love Family bonds to sustain and build Christened Gabriel! Bearer of glad tidings, mercy and …

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Zimbabwe: Silly Season Is Upon Us

COLUMNBy Joram Nyathi IS the silly season already in full swing again? When opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai first set out on his inauspicious tour of the provinces we were told he was consulting the electorate on the troubled coalition talks. Needless to say we expected feedback. Yes or no, either …

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Zimbabwe: Why National Youth Service Is Important

ANALYSISBy Talent Gore In today’s global world, the challenge to maintain national unity is even greater, especially where people with drastically different backgrounds and life philosophies share the same block, church and, sometimes, same lunch-room. So how do you get along with others with whom you don’t always agree? First, …

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Zimbabwe: Time to Honour Our Own Heroes

OPINIONBy Chigumbu Warikandwa South Africa has Oliver Tambo International Airport. It has Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Mandela’s face was printed on South African bank notes during his lifetime, so is the Queen of England’s face on British pound notes. Zambia has Levy Mwanawasa Stadium and Hospital. Kenya has Jomo Kenyatta …

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Doctors’ strike worsens patients’ plight

A relative assists a patient in hospital Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. Indeed, the continued impasse between junior doctors and Government has left many patients with critical conditions stranded as they fail to access health care. A majority of the stranded …

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