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The Good, Bad and Ugly Legacy of Robert Mugabe

By Marshall Bwanya Former President Robert Mugabe’s legacy is a complex, contested terrain with divergent views and opinions. In his legacy lies the good, bad and ugly. He was a multi-faceted individual that cannot be dissected at face value. No individual can disqualify his contribution to the liberation of Zimbabwe …

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Remembering Africa’s liberation icons

Lusungu Majuwa Correspondent Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe died in Singapore on September 6, 2019. As Africa mourns the passing of the liberation struggle icon, many especially the younger generation have a lot to learn from his work and role in the emancipation of not only Zimbabwe, but many African …

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GBV: What works and what doesn’t

Franziska Meinck, Heidi Stöckl & Marija Pantelic Correspondents Globally, one in three adolescent girls and young women experience physical, psychological or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner. Boys and young men experience gender-based violence too, but global data on this phenomenon are scarce. Gender-based violence increases …

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A new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis

Cuthbeth Tagwirei Correspondent African migrants have once again been targeted for looting, violence and displacement in South Africa. Not only are the events reminiscent of 2008, 2015 and 2017: the narratives explaining them and the measures suggested to deal with them are more or less the same. In 2008, when …

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Taking the sting out of ‘birds and bees’ talk

Youth involvement in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) programmes can help young people become active agents and leaders in their communities by taking primary accountability for making decisions on matters that affect their lives. Their participation can greatly enhance the accomplishment, attractiveness, significance, success and promotion of SRHR-related issues, …

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ZACC spot-on on nurse recruitment

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer The move by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to deal with corrupt elements when it comes to recruitment of student nurses in hospitals across the country was long overdue. For decades, top hospital officials have been demanding bribes from prospective nurses for them to secure training …

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Devolution will grow Beitbridge: Chief

Thupeyo Muleya Interview Government has moved a gear up in rolling out devolution across the country, with numerous meetings and initiatives to lay the foundation for this noble initiative having been held. Our Beitbridge Bureau Chief Thupeyo Muleya (TM) speaks to Beitbridge Paramount Chief Vho-Stauze (David Mbedzi) on his views …

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Zupco must stop leakages

Government’s decision to reintroduce Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) buses in its commitment to build a safe and reliable transport system in the country, is noble. Authorities behind the project deserve a pat on the back for a great initiative that mitigates transport challenges facing the nation. Ever since the …

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