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Bill Gates urges new approach to development

Roselyn Sachiti Features, Health & Society Editor All over the world primary health care plays a vital role of keeping communities healthy at the same time helping to increase access to the health care system thereby offering better health outcomes. The first point of contact with health services, primary care …

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Govt seeks more stake for women in tourism

Givemore Chidzidzi Correspondent Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. It is an engine for development, contributing to economic growth, poverty reduction and community development. In Zimbabwe tourism is one of the key economic drivers contributing 7,2 percent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The sector is …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT : SA should do more to address xenophobia

When South African President Cyril Ramaphosa joined a legion of regional and international leaders for the State funeral of former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe over the weekend, he was indeed a brother in mourning. However, the mourners’ reaction when he addressed the crowd jostled him to reality that the …

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Stop scapegoating – just reform or fold

Guest Column: Cliff Chiduku The 39th Southern African Development Community (Sadc) summit held in Tanzania last month declared October 25 as a day member States will organise activities to lobby the US government to remove targeted sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. In 2001, the US, through the Zimbabwe Democracy Economic Recovery …

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Are your employees addicted to social networking sites?

Guest Column: Learnmore Zuze Whether you like it or not, social media and its related sites is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. Did you know that employees who constantly refresh WhatsApp status, Facebook, send tweets on Twitter every few hours and then and watch Instagram stories several …

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Editorial Comment: Let’s get our agriculture right

Editorial Comment SOME five months ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said risks to Zimbabwe’s IMF Staff-Monitored Programme (SMP) “are high, including due to the materialisation of two external shocks — the El Niño-related drought impacting agricultural production and electricity supply as well as the extensive damage caused by Cyclone …

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Time to break deadlock over Africa’s ivory trade

Duan Biggs and Matthew H. Holden Correspondents Fierce debates over ivory have dominated the global conference for the international trade in species for 30 years, since the first international ivory ban was instituted in 1989. This is no different at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on …

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Water woes: Council sleeping on the job

Tanaka Mahanya Features Writer Some residential areas in Harare have been hit by diarrhoea outbreaks due to lack of proper sanitation compounded by inadequate clean and safe water. Harare City Council’s inefficiency in the provision of potable water for residents has forced some to access the precious liquid from unprotected …

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Errant fuel dealers: ZERA must keep heat on

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) should keep pressing hard on filling stations that are demanding cash from motorists, and rejecting other forms of payment. Several filling stations are now in the habit of demanding cash, snubbing plastic money (swipe) and mobile payment platforms like EcoCash …

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Scourge of stage-managed abductions

Nobleman Runyanga Correspondent In the middle of the busy national schedule of the body viewing and funeral service for former President Robert Mugabe over the weekend, word filtered over social media that Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) leader Dr Peter Magombeyi had been allegedly abducted by three masked men on …

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