Opinion

Open Letter to Ambassador Tibor Nagy

We beseech you to shed light on the issue of democratic space and human rights in Zimbabwe. All civilised and honest people know that in order for one to rationally judge or measure someone or something you need a standard. That standard must apply to all the things you intend …

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Time to invest in disaster-proof infrastructure

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer Yesterday Zimbabwe joined the world in commemorating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of risk and disaster awareness. The celebrations, which started in 1989, are held every October 13, to see how communities around the world are reducing their exposure …

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Time to embrace bioinformatics research in Zimbabwe

Sifelani Tsiko Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor Zimbabwe hosted its second bioinformatics research symposium in the capital recently to promote the wider use of computers to speedily process vast amounts of scientific data critical in finding solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems. The National Biotechnology Authority (NBA) …

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How to break cycle of violence against women

Marichen Van Der Westhuizen and Glynnis Dykes In response to a wave of protests following a spate of brutal attacks on women, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has again committed himself to addressing this problem urgently. In a recent speech, he emphasised the need for harsher sentences for the perpetrators …

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Is sending students abroad the answer?

Elliot Ziwira Senior Writer Since Independence Zimbabwe has been sending students for further studies abroad, and the country continues to do so amid reservations from some citizens, who decry the rationale of such an ambitious programme. The issue of continued sending of students to the Diaspora through Government’s support, especially …

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How consumers are coping with price hikes

Tanaka Mahanya and Elizabeth Andreya Over the past few months, prices of all basic commodities have gone up. The situation is harder for workers who have not received a salary rise, pensioners, the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed and the poor. Relentless increases in the cost of basic commodities have …

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Editorial Comment – Beitbridge Highway: Time for real action

The Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu Highway is by any imagination one of the busiest road traffic nerves of Southern Africa, annually moving essential goods worth billions of dollars between the north and south of the continent and beyond. Two border posts which the highway serves, Beitbridge and Chirundu, are extremely busy at any …

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Doctors, nurses’ strike requires a sober approach

In our NewsDay Weekender edition on Saturday we carried a depressing story of how the country’s major public hospitals have turned into dens of death as helpless patients succumb to their sicknesses in the absence of medical personnel who have been on strike demanding better pay and working conditions. It …

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New political systems needed to steer development in Africa

Tapiwa Gomo It is often said that most African nations have, for decades, failed to take off developmentally after political power was handed over to African leaders by the various colonial administrations. While the former colonial powers have effectively been behind the narrative that African leaders are responsible for the …

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