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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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Sustainable energy provision isn’t just about gadgets, dollars

An off-grid solar PV market in Kenya David Ockwell and Rob Bryne Correspondents Around the world, 1,1 billion people have no electricity and 2,9 billion can’t cook with “clean” energy.The international community has big aspirations to tackle this challenge, and its focus is on sustainable energy. This involves providing poor women …

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Returning to the village for life skills

Perhaps it’s time we keep the villages as holiday houses and places to teach children about life in the past Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday On the way to the village last week, we took two 15-year-old girls and one 18-year old. They sat in the back seat of the car …

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Zimbabwe’s economic recovery imperatives

PROFESSOR Erik Reinert in his book titled “How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor” argued it will only be when an economy adopts strategies to deliberately industrialise through manufacturing that it can begin to achieve increasing marginal returns to create employment and sustainable higher incomes. Reinert’s …

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Opposition not in it for the people

Ms Thokozani Khupe Nduduzo Tshuma, Political Editor Recent revelations by MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khupe that she is in politics for money, all but confirms the agenda of not only herself but her colleagues in opposition politics. Some have seen into the opportunistic politics by the likes of Ms Khupe …

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This nonsense must now end!’

GENERAL CHIWENGA . . . We will not have our Commander-in-Chief being belittled by nobodies, who never commanded any battle Gen Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga The majority of war veterans have nothing to do with this nonsense that we are now getting daily in our media. The ones who …

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