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Africa moves to look skyward

Sifelani Tsiko Africa needs to take practical steps to adopt space technology for earth observation, telecommunications and advancing space science to promote socio-economic development on the continent, a top African Union Commission official says. Dr Tidiane Ouattara, an African Union (AU) space science expert told participants at the third information …

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Why are we still surprised by Zuma’s actions?

Every time I think the president is incapable of surprising me anymore, he proves me wrong. I have long accepted that there is more often than not very little logic or rationality to be found behind most of the decisions Jacob Zuma makes. But his actions this week really take …

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Zuma vs Pravin: Is it checkmate?

President Jacob Zuma will embark on the biggest political gamble of his career if he follows through on his threat to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. Contrary to reports by the Gupta-owned ANN7 on Tuesday, Zuma does not have the support of his five top …

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Zanu-PF Women’s League Contraries, Knowledge of History

ANALYSISBy Lovemore Ranga Mataire Jane Austen, an English Georgian era author, best known for her social commentary in novels like “Sense and Sensibility”, “Pride and Prejudice” and “Emma” has a remarkably ironic quote in “Northanger Abbey” in which one of her characters says: “I can read poetry and plays, and …

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Attacks against Command Agric must stop

GREEN REVOLUTION . . . Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa tours one of the farms under Command Agriculture recently Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora Our political convention is that our Cabinet has collective responsibility for its decisions. Once decisions have been made then we have the Ministry of Information to disseminate …

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Irrigation development key to Command Agriculture success

VP Mnangagwa Takunda Maodza Assistant News Editor FACTS are stubborn. That Command Agriculture is a success is fact even before we start counting our harvest. A few doubting Thomases have vociferously downplayed the programme unnecessarily. But it remains a fact that a bumper harvest is upon us, attributable to the success …

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The endless search for a new high in Byo

Bruce Ndlovu “Do you  know anyone that can sell me some embalming powder?” asked *Thabani Moyo (24) as he fiddled with a joint of marijuana that he had been carefully preparing for a few minutes. On a table in front of him lay an upturned bottle top half-filled with gin, …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Govt should continue refurbishing airports

Victoria Falls International Airport On November 18 last year, President Mugabe commissioned the new Victoria Falls International Airport, built over four years at a cost of $150 million. China Export Import Bank provided the loan and China Jiangsu International won the tender to construct a national masterpiece that not only …

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