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Little or no progress on out-of-school children

UNESCO warns that, without urgent action, 12 million children will never spend a day at school New data published last week by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on the world’s out-of-school children reveals little or no progress over more than a decade. Roughly 258 million children, adolescents and youth …

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Sadc members warn against Trevor Noah’s anti-hunting lobby

Emmanuel Koro Correspondent South African comedian Mr Trevor Noah suggested on his United States late-night news satire television programme, The Daily Show last week that wildlife hunting should be banned in Southern Africa because it only brings as little as 3 percent benefits to the region’s hunting communities. Most of …

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Uncle Sam ups black ops in Zim

Philemon Mutedzi Correspondent Zimbabwe’s politics is sick. It is sickening. It is self-defeating. It is toxic. Of late there has been a worrying dangerous trend of Zimbabweans staging abductions and kidnappings, all aimed at falsely presenting Zimbabwe as a fascist state, while simultaneously placing the New Dispensation under the international …

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Exploring China-Africa ties through sci-fi

Nedine Moonsamy Correspondent In 2007 the then President of China, Hu Jintao, delivered a speech to South Africans acknowledging the benefits of a strategic partnership. He also stressed that the connection is not merely pragmatic. It must, he argued, serve to honour and deepen the countries’ long abiding friendship in …

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Bill Gates urges new approach to development

Roselyn Sachiti Features, Health & Society Editor All over the world primary health care plays a vital role of keeping communities healthy at the same time helping to increase access to the health care system thereby offering better health outcomes. The first point of contact with health services, primary care …

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Govt seeks more stake for women in tourism

Givemore Chidzidzi Correspondent Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. It is an engine for development, contributing to economic growth, poverty reduction and community development. In Zimbabwe tourism is one of the key economic drivers contributing 7,2 percent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The sector is …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT : SA should do more to address xenophobia

When South African President Cyril Ramaphosa joined a legion of regional and international leaders for the State funeral of former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe over the weekend, he was indeed a brother in mourning. However, the mourners’ reaction when he addressed the crowd jostled him to reality that the …

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Stop scapegoating – just reform or fold

Guest Column: Cliff Chiduku The 39th Southern African Development Community (Sadc) summit held in Tanzania last month declared October 25 as a day member States will organise activities to lobby the US government to remove targeted sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. In 2001, the US, through the Zimbabwe Democracy Economic Recovery …

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Are your employees addicted to social networking sites?

Guest Column: Learnmore Zuze Whether you like it or not, social media and its related sites is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. Did you know that employees who constantly refresh WhatsApp status, Facebook, send tweets on Twitter every few hours and then and watch Instagram stories several …

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Editorial Comment: Let’s get our agriculture right

Editorial Comment SOME five months ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said risks to Zimbabwe’s IMF Staff-Monitored Programme (SMP) “are high, including due to the materialisation of two external shocks — the El Niño-related drought impacting agricultural production and electricity supply as well as the extensive damage caused by Cyclone …

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