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Internet censorship in Africa threatens democracy, economy

Many African governments have taken to censoring a variety of apps and sites, especially around election time. But people across the continent are increasingly seeking out ways to work around the blocks. Guest column: Jan Philipp Wilhelm Jan Philipp Wilhelm “At first, I thought my cellphone had been hacked or …

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‘Register Early for Inputs Scheme’

Farmers have been urged to register for assistance under the Presidential Inputs Support Scheme in the 2018-19 agricultural season, amid indications that Government is targeting to assist 1,8 million households with maize and sorghum inputs under the scheme. An additional 400 000 households will access inputs to grow cotton under …

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Stokes found not guilty

LONDON. – England cricketer Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray after a fight near a Bristol nightclub. The Durham all-rounder (27) denied the charge following the fracas between a group of men last September. Ryan Ali (28) – who was knocked unconscious in the brawl – was also …

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Heroes’ Day has lost its lustre

THE last two days have been particularly hectic as Zimbabweans celebrated its major holidays —Heroes’ and Defence Forces days. Editorial These are important days in which the nation remembered and honoured the sacrifices made by the country’s fallen and living heroes and heroines, who offered their lives for the total …

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Gold Panning in Midlands Causes Surge in Violence

By Munyaradzi Musiiwa Godbless Sango (23), an artisanal miner from Silobela in rural Kwekwe will forever rue the day he hit “a score” at the pits.A score in gold-panning lingo is when one strikes it rich by getting a lot of the precious mineral. Fluid with cash, Godbless saw reason …

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