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Language vital cog in a people’s culture

The nine-language news bulletins join the already existing bulletins in Ndebele, Shona, English and Sign Language, which are already broadcast on ZBC television Dr Chris Mushohwe Minister Speech by Honourable Information, Media, and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Chris Mushohwe at the official launch of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Montrose …

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Inside Morgan Tsvangirai’s Mansion of Understanding

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru sign their Memorandum of Understanding at the former’s residence in Harare last week Chigumbu Warikandwa Correspondent The last time we witnessed a national power-conferring ceremony was when President Mugabe offered Justice Luke Malaba the reigns to lead the Judiciary as Chief Justice. The ceremony …

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Insight into 2017 book fair

An exhibitor shows visitors some books at ZIBF 2016 An exhibitor shows visitors some books at ZIBF 2016 When an interim executive was put in place to run the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) last year, one of the things that became apparent immediately was the determination to scale up …

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Giving up on American slave literature for now

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader For quite some time I have been obsessed with literature by black writers. At one point I restricted it specifically to African authors and consumed the works of the Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Ghana’s Taiye Selasi and Zimbabwe’s Petina Gappah among many others. Among …

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Recounting racism in colonial medical system

Ambuya Maurukira during the interview last week Leroy Dzenga Features Writer Tales have been told of the cruelty suffered at the hands of the minority Rhodesian government during colonial times. Some stranger than fiction stories happened before Zimbabwe gained its independence in 1980. The imbalance in resource ownership made thousands of …

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Tête-à-tête with Chirere in the woods

Memory Chirere Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore Memory Chirere (MC) is one of the finest Zimbabwean writers who have mastered the short story in both English and Shona traditions. Here At The Bookstore’s pen Elliot Ziwira (EZ) chats with the renowned writer, poet and academic about his poetry, short stories …

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Zimbabwe should save amacimbi from extinction

Mr Asapha Nhongo (centre) from Harare fills up bags with amacimbi he is buying from women who harvest them in West Nicholson in Gwanda South recently. — Picture By Mlungisi Sibanda Sifelani Tsiko Zimbabwe is yet to impose a ban on the harvesting of amacimbi (imbrassia belina) delicacy which is …

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The importance of culture

On the streets of the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo, a group of men and women commemorate the life of King Mzilikazi, the founder of the Ndebele kingdom (file photo) “I have travelled across the length and breadth of Africa and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: ZITF must stimulate trade and investment

ZITF The 58th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) begins in Bulawayo tomorrow with expectations that the five-day show will help attract more investment into the country as well as to enhance exports. Scheduled to end on Saturday, the exposition at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre (ZIEC) will …

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