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People’s lives are not bargaining chips

TRUE to the base instinct of human nature — that subconscious urge or behaviour directed by primeval, animalistic, self-serving, and/or ignoble motivations — some people have quickly rushed to completely absolve their side over the tragic killing of six people on August 1, 2018, pointing all five fingers at the …

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One year after Mugabe: A revolution still not televised

On November 15, 2017, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longest serving ruler was confined to his private residence in the affluent suburb of Borrowdale in Harare, Zimbabwe. This came as armed soldiers took control of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s (ZBC) headquarters major stations and patrolled the streets of the capital city. guest …

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Chamisa should know limits of playing house

ACCORDING to opposition MDC-Alliance president Mr Nelson Chamisa, the people who demonstrated on August 1 over the purported “delay” in the announcement of election results were “stupid”. At a Press conference in Harare yesterday, Mr Chamisa said that the demonstrators who led to violent clashes that are now subject to an international …

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Building value chains, skills for Vision 2030

President Emerson D. Mnangagwa Zimbabwe aspires to be an upper middle-income economy with a per capita income of US$3 500 by 2030. This requires fundamental transformations and shifts in the economy. Our Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) prepares for these critical shifts and transformations we envisage, and without which Vision 2030 …

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Eritrea today, Zim, Cuba and Venezuela tomorrow

Obi Egbuna Jnr Simunye It seems like yesterday when our Eritrean comrades were driving in a motorcade, around Malcolm X Park honking their car horns and literally screaming at the top of their lungs: “We did it, nobody thought we could! We are finally independent!” Many of them were unable …

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Go ye and enforce the law

I AM pleased and honoured to officiate at this important event, not only in the lives of these young men and women graduating today, but also to the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the nation as a whole. This particular occasion is momentous as it comes after the advent of the …

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The return of Russia to Africa

Johan Burger Correspondent After decades of a bipolar world in which the US and the Soviet Union competed for global hegemony, we entered a unipolar era with the collapse of the USSR and the US imposing its will across the globe virtually unchallenged – until the rise of China. Now …

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Nichrut remain confident

Mukudzei Chingwere Sports Reporter RELEGATION-threatened Premiership side Nichrut remain confident of survival despite now needing results from other matches in the league to go their way. Their cross-town rivals Chapungu might still be lurking in the drop zone, but the airmen insist they are safe from the chop. Nichrut will …

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Warriors boost

WARRIORS’ quest to book a ticket to next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals has received a major boost with news that Liberia, their weekend opponent, has been weakened by an injury to their Norway-based star striker Sam Johnson. BY HENRY MHARA Zimbabwe play the Lone Stars in a …

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Pharmacies should desist from profiteering

DEBATE is raging on whether all developments on the market are backed by any economic fundamentals or it’s a matter of economic sabotage or arbitrage on the part of manufacturers and service providers. Following the unjustified price increases in October that saw the country’s inflation rate for the month jumping to …

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