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Africa could learn a lot from China

Dr David Monyae Correspondent Africans account for a significantly high number of people wallowing in poverty worldwide, whether one uses the Gross Domestic Product or purchasing power parity as key standards of measurement. Eradicating extreme poverty should therefore be the priority of African governments. Africans have to find their own …

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US sanctions shatter Zim’s economic revival roadmap

Elijah Chihota Correspondent “Beware the Ides of March,” a soothsayer warned the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, in William Shakespeare’s play, “Julius Caesar”. The words came to fruition in Zimbabwe during the evening of March 4, 2019, when United States President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on the continuation of …

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TIMB must activate all systems to avoid chaos

The 2019 tobacco marketing season opens in earnest on Wednesday next week, heralding another hectic period for stakeholders in industry, mainly the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB), 32 buyers, the 30 companies funding contract farming and the farmers. Like previous selling seasons, indications on the ground do not point …

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Let’s make YEB loans work

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer Youths in Zimbabwe have a chance to rewrite their narrative, cleansing themselves of a tainted identity. It had almost become a fact that when financial assistance in form of loans is extended to them, the percentage rate of repayment would be very low. Now another opportunity …

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When technology meets society

Sharon Hofisi Legal Letters A crime is defined as an act that the law makes punishable; the breach of a legal duty treated as the subject matter of a criminal proceeding (Garner 2006: 187). There are several types of crimes that depend on juridical preferences: administrative, commercial, common-law, computer, continuous, …

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Zimbabwe-SA BNC enhances reform agenda

Lovemore Chikova Assistant Editor The Third Bi-National Commission between Zimbabwe and South Africa held in the last five days re-affirmed Zimbabwe’s economic reform agenda anchored on the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) that is tied to the country’s vision of an upper middle income status by 2030. Going by what was …

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Tendai Biti’s mischief exposed

The recent summoning of the Reserve Bank Governor, Dr John Mangudya, to appear before the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has exposed Tendai Biti, the committee’s chairman, of using the hearing to play politics, unsettle financial markets and dissuade multilateral financial institutions from disbursing loans to the country. The oversight …

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Zim, SA BNC: It’s time to walk the talk

THE Third Session of the Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC) officially got underway yesterday. It is commendable that President Mnangagwa and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, issued strong statements towards implementation and operationalisation of all deals. The message from the two leaders is loud and clear. Emphatic! It is …

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Govt must free up fuel imports

Guest column: newZWire Sardonic Zimbabweans have a joke for every crisis. One of the many crisis-fueled wisecracks goes: What’s the best time to fill up your fuel tank? Answer: “When a government official tells you not to panic.” Last week, Cabinet, which is struggling to resolve fuel shortages that intensified …

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The Disconnect in Electoral Democracy

Every four years the world is drawn to watch in awe as the United States chooses their next president, even to the point of fanatically following the bi-partisan primary election races, prominent of which have been the Obama-Clinton race and the Trump-Ted Cruz race of 2008 and 2016 respectively. You …

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