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Fragile State? What fragile State?

The highlight of the recent World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban was when President Robert Mugabe reminded the whole world of what we have always know. We have always known that Zimbabwe is not a fragile State, neither is it part of an “axis of evil”, or an “outpost …

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Reflections on National Question: Land, Transformation, Progress

As Zimbabwe celebrates 37 years of Independence and marks 16 years after land reform, is it time to reflect on power, transformation and progress? The nexus of power, transformation and progress cannot be effective without bringing the national question into the debate in Zimbabwe. In their 2011 book, “Reclaiming the …

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Farewell to a faithful servant

President Mugabe’s address to mourners at the burial of National Hero and former Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku at the National Heroes Acre in Harare yesterday We are gathered here to pay once again our last respects and lay to rest another of our most distinguished and respected comrades, but this …

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Is rising inflation that bad?

Howdy folks! Price stability is one of the four key macro-economic objectives of governments. Ideally, price stability means that inflation should be kept as low as possible. But just how low should it go? Generally, it is accepted that inflation should stay between levels of 1-2 percent, while rates greater …

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Female freedom fighter at 13 years old

COMRADE Esther Munyaradzi (born 1959) whose Chimurenga name was Cde Steria Dube was forced to joined the liberation struggle in 1972 when she was 13 years old. Cde Steria was born in Guruve but grew up in Muzarabani. In this interview with our team comprising Munyaradzi Huni and Tendai Manzvanzvike, …

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Goats for fees is no joke

A trip of goats springs into view as we approach St Anthony Zvidhuri Secondary School in Hwedza. Occasionally, these adventurous little herbivores try to enter the school’s classrooms only to be chased out by the occupants. They scamper in different directions, bleating in discordant tune. Strangely though, no one seems …

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The big problems of little people

It is pretty easy to look down on dwarves … Ok, let us leave out the short people jokes, The Sunday Mail Society should not stoop so low… People have always abused anyone who is different. Differences in religion, colour and class have long been the catalysts for much oppression. …

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Creating an identity within globalisation

Would a single citizen existing in isolation need to have an ID card? Perhaps an identity for oneself is only as relevant as one exists amongst others. Consider how we define ourselves as citizens; it is a derivative of father, mother and village of origin. Identity as a unique individual …

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President’s age can’t be a manifesto or an ideology

TODAY’S sermon comes from Leviticus 19 vs 32 and Isiah 46 vs 4. This sermon was inspired by comments that followed the statement by Presidential spokesman Mr George Charamba who last week took time to explain the President’s medical trips to Singapore. A lot of hogwash was said, ndikati bodo …

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The Nehanda-Chidyausiku connection

My brother, Chief Justice Godfrey Guwa Chidyausiku, was born in a family of eight which lived in Domboshava, Goromonzi. Our father was the son of Shambare, a Chief in Chishawasha. Our mother was Chief Chiweshe’s daughter. Furthermore, from the maternal side, our great-great grandmother was homwe yaMbuya Nehanda, VaJamwe. VaJamwe …

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