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Govt uncommitted to ‘Zim open for business’ pledge

editorial comment IF there is anything that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s two year-old government has managed to do and pass with flying colours, it has been its complete disregard to set rules of engagement specifically concerning its commitment to opening up the country for business. As we speak, the cookie is …

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Looming drought a test case of human preparedness

guest column:Peter Makwanya THE news currently filtering in from recent meteorological surveys indicate a looming drought in southern Africa due to a number of reasons. News indicating an imminent drought in southern Africa, with Zimbabwe being the hardest hit, have sent shivers and shock waves down the spines of the …

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2019: The year everything went wrong

guest column:Crecey Kuyedzwa From a clampdown on protesters over a massive fuel price hike, to rolling 18-hour power cuts, Zimbabwe’s government — led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa — had its work cut out in 2019. By the end of the year, former South African President Thabo Mbeki visited Zimbabwe, engaging …

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The three villagers, demise of hope

Develop me :Tapiwa Gomo It was somewhere in the mid-1980s when I joined my grandparents in one of the villages in Mashonaland Central province. At the time, the country had a functioning economy, which gave millions of people hope for a much better future. Coming out of many decades of …

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Oil firms ready to give help as garages are hard-hit by rationing

The Rhodesia Herald, January 6, 1966 OIL companies in Rhodesia are prepared to help service stations whose business is severely crippled by petrol rationing. Spokesmen for the leading companies said yesterday they were watching the situation closely. While the companies have not yet been approached for assistance, they realise many …

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How climate change impacted world in 2019

MADRID. – The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. 2019 is on course to be …

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Thousands pay respects to slain Maj-Gen Soleimani

The remains of Irain’s slain Major-General Qassem Soleimani, whose assassination by the US was confirmed earlier last Friday, returned to Iran yesterday from Iraq and were flown to the city of Ahvaz in the country’s southwest, the official IRIB news agency reported. Iran cancelled a ceremony to honour Soleimani in …

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Who was Maj-Gen Soleiman?

Major-General Qassem Soleimani, whose assassination by the US was confirmed last Friday, had played a major role in defending Iran against its enemies and assisting regional countries fight foreign occupation and terrorism. Soleimani, born in 1957, started his military career by joining the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) following the …

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Govt must rein in machete gangs

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer Machete-wielding Illegal panners have become the country’s most brutal terror group, killing many people willy-nilly, causing mining towns dwellers to live in fear. In the recent past, they have spread their criminal activities out of mining areas, attacking revellers across the country’s night spots and taking …

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Is man inherently evil?

Lawson Mabhena News and Politics Editor Is man inherently evil? For centuries, philosophers have been battling with this and related questions. Do we need laws? Can humankind survive outside of sovereign authority? Niccolo Machiavelli, a 16th Century thinker, is one of many philosophers who believed that man was indeed inherently …

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