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Opposition overwhelmed by new dispensation

Nobleman Runyanga Correspondent The much-talked about 2018 harmonised elections are now just weeks away and events in the opposition camp are a sight to see. Opposition politics has always been more about removing Mr Robert Mugabe from office rather than anything else. And with the advent of a new dispensation …

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US withdrawal from UNHRC: What does it mean?

Hildegarde The Arena The rate at which the Trump administration is withdrawing its membership from legally constituted international bodies is real cause for concern. Experts in international relations, international law, human rights, climate change, trade and others are probably revisiting the statutes to arrive at a reasonable understanding of what …

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What you need to know about Internet addiction

Sacrifice Chirisa Mental Health Matters Ten years ago, the only people who spent a majority of their leisure time on the computer were paid members of the technology industry. Today, however, surfing the Web has become a pastime as social and marketable as bar hopping or going to the movies. …

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Revisiting informal markets’ roles in income distribution

Charles Dhewa Correspondent Informal markets have existed for centuries, as contexts where communities make sense of their resources and exchange value. However, urbanisation has given these markets a more pronounced role particularly in meeting the needs of different classes of consumers and farmers. In many African countries, informal markets are …

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Why do so many want to be President?

Christopher Farai Charamba Political Writer The long list of presidential candidates for the 2018 harmonised elections is out. Last Thursday, the nomination court was held where aspiring candidates submitted their papers and fees to contest in the July 30 polls. A total of 23 individuals made it into the final …

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Let’s be the change we want: Mahere

Prominent lawyer, Fadzai Mahere grabbed the bull by its horns after she was frustrated by the turns and twists of how politics was not serving the people. Unlike many who sulk and lick their wounds in solitude, she resolved to contest for Parliament as an independent candidate. ‘I decided instead …

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2018 polls: Preps, people and prospects

Farirayi Machivenyika Senior Reporter The Nomination Court sat last week and after a staggering over 133 political parties had registered with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), only 23 people managed to file as candidates for the presidential race, leaving us wondering where the other 110 had gone. Mr Speaker Sir, …

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Stakeholders should act swiftly on card cloning scams

THE last few months have seen an upsurge in cases of electronic credit card fraud involving use of cloned ATM cards, as more Zimbabweans have embraced the use of plastic money due to cash shortages. Police recently disclosed that between January and March this year, as much as $200 000 …

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Command this and that and Zim Airways: A lighter look

AFTER much brainstorming and scratching of heads on how to turn around Air Zimbabwe’s failing fortunes, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Cabinet had acquired a few bald heads. Tapiwa Nyandoro The airline was saddled with a staggering debt of around $300 million, more than the value of its assets. No one knew …

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A Tale of Two British Envoys

By Tichaona Zindoga Deborah Bronnert. Does that ring a bell? Bronnert is a British diplomat. Her latest job is the Director-General Economic and Global Issues at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office where she was appointed in April 2017. According to information available, before that she was FCO’s Director-General for Economic …

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