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Khupe Demise and the Gender Equality Trajectory

By Ruth Butaumocho Growing up in Kenya, Ms Sheila Githaiga (33) had often admired women leaders who would appear on television chanting political slogans while campaigning for political office. Politics became part of her life such that when she was eligible to contest for parliamentary elections, Ms Githaiga immediately threw …

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Food Insecurity – Seed Firms Must Show Commitment

By Aghan Daniel The rainy season is already here with us and most farmers have begun to plant various seeds nearly across Africa. As the farmers descend upon their farms, one big issue that lingers among researchers is the inability of these farmers to access certified seed that can serve …

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Zim’s unaccounted cost

WE hadn’t been together as a family in a long while. I was nervous and excited about seeing my cousin — what did she look like now? Would we get on? Would she get my humour? She was beautiful and I’d like to think we favour just a little bit (you see …

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Ageism Is Ignorance and Bigotry

By Nick Mangwana It is just pathetic that in a battle of ideas some are trying to stir a generational conflict as a way of luring younger voters. There are a lot of things which we should have drawn a line under but which as a nation we have allowed …

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Primary Polls – a Litmus Test for Intra-Party Democracy

By Christopher F. Charamba As the nation waits for the 2018 harmonised elections later this year, the major political parties are gearing up for their internal polls which will determine who will represent the candidate on the ballot. At the presidential level, all seems settled though the number of people …

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Chiyangwa do right, call for fresh Zifa polls

Zifa president, Philip Chiyangwa is now embarrassing himself with his continued hold on power and the sooner he steps aside and allows the secretary-general to step in the better. NEWSDAY COMMENT Constitutionally, Chiyangwa can no longer claim to be the Zifa president, as it is public knowledge that he was …

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ED’s acid test that won’t go away

If there is one common theme that ran throughout Zanu PF’s election strategy under former President Robert Mugabe is that it had a litany of high sounding and astounding promises that never got fulfilled. GUEST COLUMNIST LEARNMORE ZUZE This strategy could be Zanu PF’s bane. Mugabe was a grandmaster of …

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