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If ED gets away with it, then Kabila can too

WE knew, even before the first vote was cast, that Zimbabwe’s election was marred by serious irregularities. These included, but were certainly not limited to: a partisan electoral commission; 250 000 suspicious entries on the voters roll, including one for a 140-year old man; and state media’s sycophantic coverage of …

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Will investor confidence ever change for the better

THE one big question on the minds of the generality of the Zimbabwean citizenry in the period after elections is: Are things ever going to get better in the country? Editorial The answer is not as simple as assumed. Much depends on how the economy will perform. Going into elections, …

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Zim Gems in huge WC stride

Veronica Gwaze in LUSAKA, Zambia THE Zimbabwe netball team took a giant leap towards a maiden World Cup appearance after a comprehensive 64-41 victory over Namibia at the ongoing African Championships/World Cup qualifiers here yesterday. After getting the better of Botswana and Zambia on Tuesday, the Gems needed to post …

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US must engage Zim with mutual respect

WHEN President Mnangagwa met the United States’ new envoy Mr Brian Nichols, it was a positive sign that both parties wanted to demonstrate that bridges had not entirely been burnt. The Zimbabwean leader also showed that his open-door policy is still there. The meeting between the President and the US top …

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City, vendors broken record plays on

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer Last week, many vendors in the capital woke up to piled wooden debris of what used to be their vending stalls. Harare City Council had finally worn its no-nonsense face, notching a gear up in its fight to keep the city clean-up exercise. Many thought the …

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Can the Sahel recapture its lost glory?

Tom Collins Correspondent Across much of West Africa a trend has developed. As the Atlantic Ocean feeds the economic powerhouses on the coast, the Sahara has given way to instability, contraband and disrepair. This wasn’t always the case. In fact, the very opposite was true. Transit routes criss-crossing the desert …

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The role of Comesa in election observation

Muzinge Nampito-Chibombar Correspondent THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) was created in 1994, mainly to promote regional integration through trade development for its member states. Over the years, its membership has expanded to 21 countries thus becoming the largest regional economic community in Africa. During this period, …

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US fallacy of pitting Russia against China

Martin Sieff Correspondent Ever since the end of the Cold War, the pundits and policymakers in Washington have suffered from raging attention deficit disorder. New fads and fantasies have succeeded each other in dizzying and disorienting succession. We have lived through the “eternal triumph of democracy and the completion of …

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Chamisa’s petition weak on law, heavy on politics

Itayi Garande Correspondent THE MDC-Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa on Friday August 10, 2018 filed Constitutional Challenge Case No CCZ 42/ 2018, disputing the presidential election results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) which declared Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa duly elected President of Zimbabwe. I have read the petition in …

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You have the same favour Jesus has

“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all …

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