Opinion

Self-Teach Your Child During Lockdown

Covid-19 pandemic that necessitated the closing of many schools last year and the subsequent suspension of school opening this year, has brought in a new normal. This new normal is what parents should embrace by taking a leading role by teaching their own children daily. It might not be much, …

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High-Profile Cases Light Up Courts in 2020

Several high profile government officials, including members of the presidium frequented the courts in the year 2020 on various issues ranging from marital disputes, labour issues and name dropping in high profile scandals. The year 2020 also saw bigwigs in political circles being charged and tried before the courts mainly …

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Turn Challenges Into Opportunities

The return to a Level Four lockdown presents challenges, and opportunities, to businesses, but will probably require a determined effort to ensure that many in the lower levels of the informal sector are brought into temporary social service programmes to keep them off the streets and pavements. Farming and formal …

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The Short, but Long History of Zida

Right at the end of last year, on December 17 to be precise, President Mnangagwa performed the final rite that completed the setting up of a fully-fledged Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA). He officially launched the agency in the presence of his two Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo …

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Responsibility Will Make Tighter Lockdown Work

The first full day of the return to the Level Four national lockdown yesterday, as expected, saw a dramatic drop in the number of people entering city and town centres but only moderate change in suburban shopping centres, for good reason. All this calls for everyone to behave responsibly. The …

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Politics of Entitlement Impedes Development

Identifying the problem is always a good starting point. One of the problems that are faced by the country is entitlement. This problem is threatening to tear the country apart; from politicians down to bureaucrats. Former President Robert Mugabe passed on believing that he was entitled to die in office. …

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Retracing China-Zim Solidarity

Since the inception of the liberation struggle in Rhodesia, the relationship between Zimbabwe and China was forged to higher extremes. Subsequently, Zimbabwe established diplomatic and economic relations with China and when Zimbabwe got its independence in 1980, the cordial relationship between the two countries became more solidified through regular high-level …

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Council Putting Lives At Risk

Harare is Zimbabwe’s biggest city, home to one in 10 citizens, and Harare City Council is the country’s largest local government authority with easily the biggest budget funded by the largest flow of revenue from rates and fees. Only the central Government itself is bigger in financial terms. Added to …

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State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Starts Africa Visit

Invited by Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, DRC Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs Marie Tumba Nzeza, Botswanan Foreign Minister Lemogang Kwape, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi and Foreign Minister Sylvestre Radegonde of the Republic of Seychelles, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay official visits …

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