Opinion

Let’s Do More to Prepare for Flash Floods

The first showers that have fallen across much of Zimbabwe in the past week have brought relief from high temperatures and have started the process of wetting the soil. While farmers and input suppliers have been making their preparations in time, it is fairly clear that those responsible for ensuring …

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Public Safety in Urban Areas Non-Negotiable

Urban Scape Police presence both in our neighbourhoods and on our roads brings a certain cushion to our mind-sets, but we can still do more to improve on public safety in our towns and cities. On July 2, 2006, I was mugged around 6pm in Chitungwiza while commuting from Makoni …

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No ‘Crisis’ in Zimbabwe – Economy On the Rebound

There has been a barrage of attacks on Zimbabwe in recent months, with claims that the country is in a serious crisis, requiring regional, continental and international intervention. Zimbabwe is one of the most politically stable nations, hard at work to resuscitate an economy that has been adversely affected by …

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Diverse Situations Requiring Unique Solutions

Fixed and polarised attitudes to African conservation remain a major impediment to robust, solution-seeking debate A lifetime of wild experiences in the Zambezi Valley and a decade at the helm of The Zambezi Society – which practises a no-nonsense, hands on, practical approach to protecting this magnificent wilderness area – …

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Superstition, Fuel Woes Stall Malaria Prevention Measures

Meandering on the belly of Shamva, about 123km from Harare, is Mazowe River which is rich in gold deposits, making it a source of livelihood for many. Here, men, women and young children live in makeshift structures made from grass, pole and dagga. Such shelter does little to prevent mosquitoes. …

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Coffee Could Be a Key Driver for Horticulture Growth

Agric, Environment & Innovation Editor Government recently approved the Horticulture Recovery and Growth Plan to promote the intensive growing of fruits, vegetables and other horticultural products to spearhead the country’s agricultural recovery through competitive exports and increased productivity. In this report, Sifelani Tsiko (ST), our Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor …

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Heroic Work of Teachers Honoured

Yesterday, Zimbabweans joined the rest of the world in celebrating and honouring the heroic work done by our beloved teachers. It is a day that has come to be known as the World Teachers Day. A day to take stock of a teacher. To put it into perspective, the World …

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‘Let’s Emulate Cde Chigudu’s Works’

Full speech by His Excellency President Mnangagwa at the burial of national hero Cde Ruphus Chigudu We gather here today at our sacred National Shrine in deep sorrow and grief as we lay to rest our comrade and National Hero, Brigadier-General Ruphus Chigudu who passed on, on 24 September 2020 …

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In Zimbabwe Literature Is Protest

In November 2017, when a military coup removed Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s head of state after 37 years of rule, euphoria gripped the whole country. Many saw it as an end to “the house of hunger”–the title of a widely read 1978 novel by Dambudzo Marechera that described the people’s …

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First Lady Gives Up City Comforts for Vulnerable Kids

Last week was unique for the people of Chambuta in Chiredzi, Masvingo Province. They witnessed a rare incident that has never happened to them since Zimbabwe attained her independence. The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa spent two nights interacting with the society and vulnerable children at Chambuta Children’s Home. She …

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