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Govt must prioritise drug procurement

THE government’s decision to allocate only 5% of foreign currency requirement for the purchase of medicines against millions of dollars spent on fuel and luxury vehicles for its bureaucrats is clearly an act of misplaced priorities. Editorial In fact, it creates the impression that as far as the government is …

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Road to economic recovery requires compromises

REBUILDING Zimbabwe is not going to be a stroll in the park. It is going to be a painful process that will require more than fiscal and monetary policies. Tough decisions will have to be made to undo the damage caused by the previous administration. Develop me: Tapiwa Gomo It …

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False start for Thierry Henry

PARIS. — Thierry Henry endured a miserable first match in charge of Monaco as his side slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Strasbourg which drops them to second from bottom of the French Ligue 1 soccer table on Saturday. Henry spoke of his desire to restore belief in a side that …

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Govt’s move to protect consumers welcome

The move by Government to enact a law that protects consumers from arbitrary price hikes is laudable. The Consumer Protection Bill that will soon be introduced to Parliament for fast-track enactment, makes it illegal for retailers to remove price tags from shop shelves, bars retailers and manufacturers from electronic marketing …

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Zim economy in typical labour pains

Caitlin Kamba Correspondent Some pains are just but a necessary evil and ought to be lived through than avoided if the benefits are to be harnessed in totality. Joys of motherhood come with excruciating pain, sweating and energy draining pregnancy, but at the end of it all is the feeling …

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Pitfalls of historical deceptions

Reason Wafawarova on Monday THE Western culture of domination has a tendency to angelise its own founding fathers while demonising all those that have tried to attain independent nationalism in pursuit of control of their own resources, and in the process their own destiny. In fact, Western civilisation frowns upon …

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Societal destiny, role of the intellectual artiste

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore In “Anthills of the Savannah” (1987),  Chinua Achebe highlights the role of the intellectual artiste as a revolutionary and activist in the same way that Ngugi wa Thiong’o does in “Weep Not Child” (1964) and “Matigari” (1987). Through Ikem, Achebe amplifies Ngugi’s position. In an …

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‘Wounded’ Zim needs healing to foster peace, development

REPORTS by political parties and civic groups that Zimbabwe is a wounded nation cannot be taken lightly, hence there is need to find ways of healing the nation before we can think of moving forward. This in itself demonstrates that the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC), which launched its …

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SRC board dissolution was long overdue

YOUTH, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry’s decision to dissolve the Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) board must be hailed as one of the major steps towards redressing shortcomings that have left sport stagnant for years. In ending the tenure of the Edward Siwela-led board, the minister has lived …

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Lad recounts crocodile attack horror

Mirirai Nsingo recently in  Mbire Hardlife had indeed a hard life at a very tender age. He had to wrestle a crocodile that devoured his leg while he was attempting to cross a river on his way to school. Perhaps his parents should have renamed him “Miracle” after he miraculously …

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