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If only Walter Rodney was alive today. . .

Wazir Mohamed Correspondent In the 2014-2016 Commission of Inquiry into the circumstances leading to Walter Rodney’s death, evidence was produced that showed that the device that exploded in his lap, and which was constructed by Guyana Defence Force army sergeant Gregory Smith, was remotely controlled from a range of frequencies …

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China’s innovation legacy and future of globalisation

Charlie Ang Hwa Leong Correspondent Ancient China was a world leader in engineering, metallurgy, irrigation, agriculture, navigation, shipbuilding and infrastructure. Around the time when the Greeks were establishing democratic practices, the Chinese propounded meritocracy, which persists even today as its guiding philosophy of government. The four great Chinese inventions — …

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Baobab trees have more than 300 uses, but they’re dying

Aida Cuni Sanchez Correspondent Nine of 13 of Africa’s oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade, it has been reported. These trees, aged between 1 100 and 2 500 years, appear to be victims of climate change. Scientists speculate that warming temperatures have either killed the …

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July 30 presidential contestants, ‘self-actualisation’

Leroy Dzenga Features Writer In  entry level management school, there is a basic concept known as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This concept classifies the different levels of human needs, transitioning from those of a physical nature to intrinsic ambitions. At the upper top of the hierarchy of needs by Maslow …

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Today’s woman must arise and shine

Forty-three-year-old Tsitsi Chikonyora believes that her life experiences sufficiently prepared her for the rough terrain that is often associated with politics. The rigours she went through since childhood instilled into her the resolve of standing up for one’s rights, more so as a girl child. Chikonyora is running for Murewa …

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The case for Aiden Diggeden and Peter Khoza movies

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts Someone recently sent me something quite riveting. It was a well-narrated account of the exploits of one Aiden Diggeden, a happy-go-lucky criminal who swore that no jail could hold him — something that he demonstrated again and again in this country. Whenever I travel into …

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Why digital money makes sense

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora William Arthur Ward was an American who contributed a lot to the Reader’s Digest. His main genres were inspirational maxims and meditations and poems. One of the things he said was: “A pessimist complains about the direction of the wind, an optimist expects it …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Violence must be banished in all its guises

A Zimbabwe Peace Project report for the month of June reveals interesting statistics in the country’s body politic. Of the 19 intra-party violence cases that the organisation recorded, 16 occurred in the opposition MDC-T, while only three happened in the ruling Zanu-PF. The violence was in connection with primary elections …

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We deserve who we vote for

In exactly 44 days Zimbabweans will be going to the polls to vote for the president, members of parliament and councillors — men and women that we are going to entrust our livelihood with. It is yet another opportunity to choose people that are going to be responsible for the …

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