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Zimbabwe not poor, not by a long shot

In 2013, a research website by the name New World Wealth published a “survey” report which bogusly claimed that Zimbabwe was the poorest country in Africa because of its “controversial indigenisation policies” and “due to the erosion of ownership rights”. The survey defined wealth per capita as “a measure of …

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The national interest is paramount

Dr Christopher Mushohwe Special Correspondent MAY I express my gratitude to Zinef and other members of the Steering Committee of the World Press Freedom Day for inviting me to grace this occasion which has become an annual event on our media calendar. As you are aware, my ministry is an …

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Tobacco production takes passion

A farmer inspects his tobacco field Yvonne Mutava With two children at tertiary education level, 57-year-old Tamari Kasiya is determined to see them live their dreams.Kasiya is a tobacco farmer and supplements her agricultural activities through crossborder trading. “My aim is to see my children become self-sustaining and comfortable and …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Harare must stop culture of impunity

A familiar mantra of Harare City Council is that the capital should be a world class city by 2025. Ordinarily, that should not be a dream impossible. But as things stand, it’s just a pipe-dream. What has become a major characteristic of Harare is its filth. Water supplies are erratic, refuse …

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Why #Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is a Hero for #Africa!

BY DOMINIC NDEGE President Robert Mugabe belongs to a dying breed of politicians on the African continent. Molded in the crucible of politics of nationalism, he emerges as the surviving face of African nationalism radicalized through armed resistance to settler colonialism. It is this dimension of his generational politics; this …

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Roooger! Over, over standby!’ The voice that won a nation

LYRICS DO NOT LIE . . . Cde Chinx’s music is of national importance not only because of the conscious lyrics, but because it also details national history Christopher Farai Charamba Features Correspondent Cde Dickson “Chinx” Chingaira Makoni is a household name in Zimbabwe. A gallant veteran of the liberation …

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Mbalula and the perils of public diplomacy!

It is avowedly necessary, in this think-piece to start with the assertion from Ian Hurd (2011), who in his seminal article “Law and the Practice of Diplomacy”, states that “the interaction among sovereign states inevitably produces dialogues of diplomacy – states talking to states about the business of states”. To …

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The psychology of political Twitter

Fikile Mbalula MY TURN with TICHAONA ZINDOGA The intention of the piece is to suggest the present and continuing dangers that now repose in the world of communication, thanks to a wonderful tool called Twitter. Hopefully, I do not fall into the trap of blowing it out of proportion just …

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Breaking the cycle of child poverty

The past articles on child poverty in Zimbabwe have clearly defined it, presented the facts and some action points. As I reflect on these articles, what is very clear to me is that child poverty is like a life sentence. Yes, that is what it is, because children born in …

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