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Biofortified crops key in fight against hidden hunger

Daphne Machiri Features  Correspondent Climate change, which has resulted in low rainfall has impaired Zimbabwe’s food security situation. As a result of changes in rainfall patterns, the agriculture sector has been hamstrung due to low productivity compounded by bad agricultural practices. Lack of markets to sell produce has also affected …

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Reflections on township tourism

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer For a long time, Zimbabwe’s tourism has been largely wildlife-driven, and considering the ever-changing tourist preferences, coupled with increased competition from regional and global suppliers, the country needs to urgently diversify its tourism resource to remain a competitive destination. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) …

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Gwanda South rural farmers struggle to keep elephants away

Sifelani Tsiko Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor To tourists and other people in faraway lands, elephants are some of the most beloved and affectionate animals in the world. But, to Tsepile Nare of Pathana Village in Gwanda South Constituency close to the confluence of Shashe and Tuli rivers on the …

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Govt duty-bound to preserve peace, order

The aim of a legitimate government, according to English philosopher and physician, John Locke, is to preserve the rights to life, liberty, health and property of its citizens, and to prosecute and punish those citizens who violate the rights of others. While scholars like Thomas Hobbes and Sir Robert Filmer …

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When losers seek to overthrow winners

This talk of the possibility of a GNU, real or imagined, well-intentioned or otherwise, which seems to be gaining traction, should never be a culmination of coercive tactics. Reflecting on Job Sikhala’s (MDC-A’s vice chairperson) utterances that they will “give ZANU-PF headaches” and overthrow President Mnangagwa before 2023, and Nelson …

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Women take Sadc building industry by storm

Roselyne Sachiti Features, Health & Society Editor Pamela Nyamuruswa (32), a mother of three children, keeps her eyes glued on the production line. One by one, floor tiles either pass through her or are removed if she notices a defect. She quickly picks up a tile with a small crack …

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Sharing data can help prevent public health emergencies in Africa

Moses John Bockarie Correspondent Global collaboration and sharing data on public health emergencies is important to fight the spread of infectious diseases. If scientists and health workers can openly share their data across regions and organisations, countries can be better prepared and respond faster to disease outbreaks. This was the …

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Sharing data can help prevent public health emergencies in Africa

Moses John Bockarie Correspondent Global collaboration and sharing data on public health emergencies is important to fight the spread of infectious diseases. If scientists and health workers can openly share their data across regions and organisations, countries can be better prepared and respond faster to disease outbreaks. This was the …

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Social media, disability exclusion

Lovemore Rambiyawo Correspondent Incredible, but true! Despite a multitude of challenges people with disabilities (PWDs) face in accessing social media and the social trappings associated with it, findings by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Accessibility Report 2012, following a survey in 52 countries, …

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Tobacco deliveries surpass target

Elita Chikwati Senior Reporter Tobacco deliveries have surpassed the national projected production target of 185,7 million kilogrammes, with farmers having delivered 211 million kilogrammes since the marketing season started in March. A record 252 million kilogrammes was delivered to the market during the 2017 marketing season. Statistics availed by the …

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