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EDITORIAL COMMENT : Afrophobia: New way of dividing Africans

The xenophobic violence that gripped South Africa in the last few days has been described as regrettable by government officials in Pretoria and leaders and critics alike, across the continent. Twelve people, including one Zimbabwean woman, have died in the xenophobic attacks that have unfortunately elicited retaliatory attacks in other …

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Why Vendors Trickle Back

By Tanaka Mahanya Second hand clothes traders have started trickling back onto Harare’s pavements a year after being pushed out by the Harare City Council to designated vending areas. In September last year, council, together with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) removed vendors from the central business district (CBD), under …

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Let’s downsize farms, support small-scale farmers

Arthur Kaseke Correspondent Our land reform programme can be viewed as a clear resolve and determination by a battle-hardened people, not only to correct the obnoxious colonial land tenure system, but to blow the myth of white monopoly capital’s invincibility. The land reform programme was an epoch-making undertaking that in …

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Reflecting on hope, violence and peace

Elliot Ziwira Senior Writer Raging storms may torment us, hunger may strike us numb, and hardships stalk us as if they were created for our lot; but all that cannot beat hope, for there is no condition that is permanent. All that we cherish and aspire for only thrive in …

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Speed up ‘Ease of Doing Business’

Lovemore Chikova Assistant Editor There is need for Government and its agencies to quicken the pace in ensuring the ease of doing business reforms being undertaken take effect. The reforms are spot on as the ease of doing business will ensure that the country attracts more investors in future. Investors …

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‘Normal’ rainfall season forecast for SADC

Features Correspondent The regional rainfall pattern for the 2019/20 agricultural season is encouraging as parts of Southern Africa are expected to receive adequate rainfall in the first half of the season. This is an improvement from the previous season where less rainfall resulted in adverse impacts on agriculture, water resources …

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Afrophobia and the Zimbophobes among us

Nobleman Runyanga Correspondent Africa and the whole world are perturbed by the gory sights of acts of Afrophobia which are perpetrated against African foreign nationals in South Africa by some citizens of that country. And rightly so too given the fact that such treatment of fellow Africans should have no …

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Why vendors trickle back

Tanaka Mahanya Features Writer Second-hand clothes traders have started trickling back onto Harare’s pavements a year after being pushed out by the Harare City Council to designated vending areas. In September last year, council, together with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) removed vendors from the central business district (CBD), under …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT : Playing house with national business now punishable

The last two Parliamentary sessions have become a talking point by the majority over the lackadaisical approach of Parliamentarians towards national issues. Apart from the level of Parliamentary debates which Advocate Mudenda have since described as “appalling”, absenteeism has also been very high. Some Cabinet ministers have become renegades in …

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Water fetching associated with poor health outcomes

Roselyne Sachiti Features, Health & Society Editor OVER the past months, several residential areas in Harare have been without consistent supplies of tap water. In areas that include parts of Warren Park, Southlea Park, Budiriro, Highlands, New Malborough, Meyrick Park, Westlea, Sentosa, Hillside, Mabvuku, Glen View 7 and Mbare, to …

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