Opinion

EDITORIAL COMMENT : Let’s all stand up against sanctions

For the last two decades, Zimbabwe has been under United States of America and the European Union sanctions. So ruinous are the illegal economic embargoes that the country has lost and continues to lose investment opportunities, leading to destruction of livelihoods, companies and economy at large. As presented to Cabinet …

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How small businesses feel the pinch of sanctions

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer The Western-imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe are unleashing untold suffering to ordinary people as they have restricted efforts by Government to turn around the economy. Contrary to the stated mission of sanctions on the country to provide for “transition to democracy and the promotion of economic recovery”, …

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Animal rights NGOs selling CITES a dummy

Emmanuel Koro Correspondent Nothing and no one can stop Zimbabwe from selling its 35 live elephants to China and Pakistan, say experts on the rules of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They were reacting to the ongoing protest again Zimbabwe’s live elephants …

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Election fever grips Botswana as polling gets underway

Kizito Sikuka Correspondent The expectant mood is almost everywhere, and one of the common phrases in Botswana is “this is an interesting election”. Indeed, events of the past few months leading to today’s election have been “interesting” not only to watch but to analyse. However, irrespective of the poll outcome, …

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Harare must improve on service delivery

Salommy Matare Features Writer Misplaced priorities and mismanagement are the order of the day at Harare City Council. When one looks at the problems facing Harare residents, the feeling is that council is on auto-pilot in terms of service delivery, with the leadership only coming to life only when there …

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Combating corruption: How most strategies fall short

Rudo Grace Charamba Correspondent Profound discussions and research often concentrate on the causes and effects (the “top and tail”) of corruption with limited attention paid to mechanisms for combating the menace (the “heart”). This is also against the background of mounting evidence, in literature, that success with anti-corruption efforts has …

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ZIDERA: It was never about democracy

Philemon Mutedzi Correspondent As Zimbabwe, and its SADC counterparts, initiate the anti-sanctions lobby as a collective on October 25, 2019, it is trite that the real reason for the imposition of illegal sanctions on the country are exposed. On July 25, 2018, ahead of the harmonised elections, the US Congress …

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Editorial Comment: We say no to US version of liberalism

In Monday’s edition of The Herald, we carried a story cementing the view that most Western governments that claim to practise ethical foreign policy actually lack legitimacy, as they are mainly driven by national interest and not “saving” the world from “big bad monsters” as they claim. The passing of …

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New higher education literacies for a sustainable future

Patrick Blessinger, Enakshi Sengupta and Mandla Makhanya As the world becomes more interconnected and interdependent, nations face increasing pressure to improve their political, economic, social, technological and environmental infrastructures in order to compete in an increasingly globalised world. Within this context, perhaps the most fundamental and important component of any …

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