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New dispensation avoiding the real corruption

Once upon a time, the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa mounted what it called an anti-corruption blitz. That was immediately after wresting power from Robert Mugabe through a soft coup last November. The verve has dissipated. Predictably, I would say. By TAWANDA MAJONI Soon after getting into power, Mnangagwa …

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African fantasy novel poised to compete with the best

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader The fantasy genre has grown to become a massive part of the entertainment industry. With productions like “Harry Potter”, “Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones” earning billions on the silver screen and through subsidiary streams like merchandise, fantasy literature has become a lucrative …

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The simplicity of Hove’s poetry

Tanaka Chidora Literature Today “Poetry is a way of laughing and smiling,” (Chenjerai Hove, 2003). The past two weeks have seen me reading a lot of poetry. At one point, I found myself holding Memory Chirere’s “Bhuku Risina Basa”; David Mungoshi’s “Live like an Artist” and Chenjerai Hove’s “Blind Moon”. …

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Will we stop Trump before it’s too late?

Madeleine Albright Correspondent On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, …

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US sanctions target Russian officials

Andre Darmon Correspondent The United States imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia on Friday, targeting seven Russian businessmen and 17 government officials in the latest provocation against that country. The move follows the expulsion of more than 100 Russian diplomats by the US and its allies in the …

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NGO brings cheer to Epworth

Rumbidzai Ngwenya Features Writer “Education has two key results; which is quality and access, so when we are assisted in building infrastructure access to education for students is also improved.” These were the words of Mr Christopher Kateera, provincial education director for Harare Metropolitan province, at the official opening of …

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‘Zimbabwe has great potential, sanctions must go’

Nadia Murte Correspondent As a French citizen working for Universal Communications, I am visiting Zimbabwe for the first time. The objective of my visit is to prepare an economic report on Zimbabwe that will be published in the prestigious French weekly magazine “Le Point”. The report will present Zimbabwe’s investment …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Zimbabwe-China ties hit a new high

President Mnangagwa’s State visit to China last week came at the right time and struck the right cord that Zimbabwe desperately needs. We viewed the visit in line with the vision of the new dispensation that was heralded by the ascendancy of President Mnangagwa in November last year. Major milestones …

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New Dispensation Avoiding the Real Corruption

By Tawanda Majoni Once upon a time, the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa mounted what it called an anti-corruption blitz. That was immediately after wresting power from Robert Mugabe through a soft coup last November. The verve has dissipated. Predictably, I would say. Soon after getting into power, Mnangagwa …

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Of Mega Deals,the New Dispensation and Ill-Prepared Opposition

By Nobleman Runyanga President Mnangagwa’s five-day State visit to the People’s Republic of China has made headlines and his detractors and the opposition are unhappy. They have begun to commit acres of media space to criticising the visit mainly based on non-issues and minutiae rather than its substance and objectives. …

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