Opinion

African academics must increase research outputs

Features Correspondent African academics should sharpen their skills and improve scientific outcomes to build the continent’s knowledge economy and enhance its competitiveness in the new industrial revolution, top researchers say. Prof Stella Nkomo, a renowned South African researcher, told participants at a British Academy writing workshop for sub-Saharan Africa, held …

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Making a living out of fish farming

Government recently registered over 240 fishing cooperatives in Masvingo in a move designed to improve household disposable incomes and grow the economy. Provincial development officer in the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Mr Joseph Mupinga said the registration of fishing cooperatives after training of members …

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African academics must increase research outputs

Features Correspondent African academics should sharpen their skills and improve scientific outcomes to build the continent’s knowledge economy and enhance its competitiveness in the new industrial revolution, top researchers say. Prof Stella Nkomo, a renowned South African researcher, told participants at a British Academy writing workshop for sub-Saharan Africa, held …

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Youth participation on the continental agenda

Adeeko Ademola Correspondent In one of it’s numerous, incredible and indescribable works across Africa as one of African Union Commission’s most effective organ, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) participated at a recent workshop on development of the Country Acceleration Strategy (CAS) for the implementation of the African Plan of …

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Do new cancer drugs work?

Barbara Mintzes and Agnes Vitry It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by cancer. People who haven’t had cancer themselves will likely have a close friend or family member, who has been diagnosed with the disease. If the cancer has already spread, the diagnosis may feel like a …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT : Bring currency manipulators to book

It is trite, but a true observation that some powerful people and companies are manipulating our national currency at the expense of the economy and indeed at the expense of all and sundry. These are self-defined economic saboteurs of our time and they should not be tolerated by any measure. …

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‘Sanctions are a lose-lose game’

President’s Address at UNGA 74 Allow me to congratulate you, Professor Tijjani Mohammed-Bande, on your election as the president of the 74th session of the General Assembly. Zimbabwe is confident that under your able stewardship, the General Assembly will accelerate the achievements of our organisation’s objectives. May I also commend …

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Local currency manipulation must be stopped

Beaven Dhliwayo Features Writer It has always been a conspiracy theory that a secret group of people is making the black market flourish while manipulating the local currency, and this may well be true. Last week the country heaved a collective sigh of relief when news spread that the Reserve …

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‘Off-campus residence comes with own challenges’

Elizabeth Andreya Features Writer Accommodation for university students has been a major challenge lately. The rise in student population has led to challenges in providing on-campus accommodation, and problems that come with it. Due to inadequate infrastructure, tertiary institutions have found it difficult to accommodate students, which has seen the …

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Exploring the digital divide in agric

Tinashe Sithole Correspondent If you meet two people of the same age, one rural and the other urban, the technological divide is evident. Urbanites appreciate the importance of technology in their daily lives, whereas rural folk seem to have little concern as to how technology can assist them. This gets …

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