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Why trade economic disaster for economic disaster?

Last Sunday, I had an excursion-and-a-half at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa). By CONWAY TUTANI The joie de vivre (as they say in French) or joy of living (in English) was almost palpable. You could see that the people had left behind the drudgery of everyday life …

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Africa and the internet as religion

The internet’s relationship with Africa is always going to have moments of colonial throwbacks. By Takura Zhangazha Mainly because it is not just a technological construct that emerged from thin air. It is a representation of technology that comes with the historical, social and contemporary baggage of racism, sexism, discrimination …

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Mnangagwa taking Zimbabweans for a ride

President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently officially launched his Zanu PF party’s election manifesto, where he made promises that cannot go unchallenged. The irony of thousands of hard-pressed Zimbabweans, who queue for many hours to access a little cash from their banks in Harare and other major cities across the country is …

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Zec sets up more registration centres

VOTER registration centres for the biometric voters roll (BVR) will be increased for the final registration mop up exercise running concurrently with the inspection of the provisional roll, which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has compiled. BY BLESSED MHLANGA The mop up will see Zec set up a total of …

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On the flawed and unimaginative Zanu PF manifesto

Despite the critique we have offered in the past, Zanu PF in its recently launched manifesto, insist on claiming that its vision is for Zimbabwe to be a middle-income country (MIC) by 2030. By Arthur Mutambara This is a bland and banal statement which requires qualification, quantification and supporting details …

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Chiyangwa just go, this is embarrassing

ZIFA president, Philip Chiyangwa was at his best clutching at straws, justifying his continued stay at the helm of the football governing body. Chiyangwa had claimed that the Zifa constitution allowed him to remain president for four years and said there was no need to have elections. To delay the …

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Can SADC safeguard Zim’s election?

Last Friday, Zimbabwe’s President and ruling Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa launched his party’s manifesto ahead of momentous general elections expected in mid-2018. The polls will be the first without former President Robert Mugabe since the country’s independence from Britain in 1980 after he was replaced by Mnangagwa in a …

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Chaotic primary elections bad omen for Mnangagwa

As State-controlled media journalists, who lost in Zanu PF primary elections retracted to their newsrooms, ethical quandaries they face constitute material for my future article. By Cyprian Ndawana In view of their vested interest, impartial reporting on elections will inevitably be a staggering feat. With Zanu PF primary elections earning …

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The unholy matrimony between the Chiefs and Zanu PF

This week’s edition comes from an individual I have grown to respect for his unwavering national loyalty, but also insightful commentary on the law and Zimbabwe in general which constantly appears on social media and has won him both fans and enemies. Here’s to many more collaborations with him and …

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