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Tracing the history of social protection in Zimbabwe

Correspondent A new book titled: Social Protection Systems in Pre-Colonial, Colonial (1890-1979) and Post-colonial Zimbabwe (1980-2016) by Henry Chikova and Nicola Yon, was among the 15 books launched by the University of Zimbabwe recently. The intention of the book is clearly to deepen the understanding of social protection systems in …

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Third Chimurenga is the great teacher

Reason Wafawarova on Monday Those living in luxury from the exploitation and suffering of others have traditionally always been opposed to emancipation struggles; they continue to be opposed to such struggles by the people today and will be even more so tomorrow. This is not a reference preserved only for …

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President needs our support in war on graft

Corruption in its widest sense is a cancer eating into Zimbabwe and President Mnangagwa’s frustration over the difficulty of cutting it away from the public and private sectors and then keeping it away was evident last week. We have resources: the police have a duty to investigate crime and gather …

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Celebrating Nipsey, Embracing Eritrea, Zim

By Obi Egbuna Jnr Simunye As the mighty people and nation of Zimbabwe are in the middle of celebrating their 39th year of independence and territorial integrity, the African Diaspora is being moved by the recent loss of one of Mother Africa’s glorious sons Ermias Joseph Asghedom, better known as …

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Resurrection and visitation

Sunday will be resurrection. Jesus died today (Friday), but rose up on the third day. This is where the power of the church is — on His resurrection. But it’s not enough to just know He rose. Like to Mary, the two men from Emmaus, the disciples, Apostle Paul, you …

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Psychosocial support, safe spaces a stitch in time

Roselyne Sachiti Features Editor A small tent is pitched near a maternity ward at Chipinge Provincial Hospital in Manicaland Province. About 70 kilometres away, another tent is pitched in a soccer pitch at Chimanimani High School and women form a beeline as they wait for their turn to enter. Though …

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Has Easter been hijacked?

Easter is an event of many faces. For professionals, it is a time they get real rest from the hectic first quarter of the year. Those in Zimbabwe have gotten a double dosage as this year’s holidays have coincided with the national Independence Day, generously offering a six-day window to …

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Celebrating Nipsey, embracing Eritrea, Zim

As the mighty people and nation of Zimbabwe are in the middle of celebrating their 39th year of independence and territorial integrity, the African Diaspora is being moved by the recent loss of one of Mother Africa’s glorious sons Ermias Joseph Asghedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle. What comes as …

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Unity must be the symbolism of Uhuru, Easter

The Igbo people of Nigeria have an idiom that says, “Character is like pregnancy. You cannot hide it.” In the same vein, American preacher Charles Swindoll states that “character needs no epitaph.” As Zimbabwe turned 39 yesterday, on the eve of Good Friday — the holiest day on the Christian …

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Mai Zee releases second album

BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO BOTSWANA-BASED gospel diva Marry “Mai Zee” Zinyimo has released her second album titled Usadzvara Nyama, which carries numerous themes, including a call for divine intervention to resolve Zimbabwe’s economic crisis. Mai Zee said her six-track album’s main theme and title was derived from a Bible verse which …

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