Politics

Heatwave, your health: From dehydration to heat stroke

Walter Chingwaru Correspondent It is official — Southern Africa is going through a massive heatwave, with temperatures soaring to above 40 degrees Celcius mostly in low-lying areas of Zimbabwe — the Zambezi and Limpopo valleys — parts of South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Lesotho, Namibia and other areas. Zimbabwe’s Meteorological Services …

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Black women must rise up

Dr E. Faye Williams Correspondent Recently, I was honoured to meet Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the Africa Union Ambassador, at the World Conference of Mayors at Tuskegee University. She delivered a masterpiece that those of us in attendance will never forget. The event was led by Mayor Johnny Ford, founder of the …

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Editorial Comment: Let’s shift focus to home-grown innovations

ZIMBABWEANS should come up with home-grown innovative solutions to the challenges facing the nation and mitigate the anguish caused by the illegal economic sanctions imposed by the West. Instead of extending begging bowls for aid to our Western development partners, the nation should come up with domestic remedies through technological …

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Masisi’s BDP wins general election

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general election after securing 29 National Assembly seats, representing 51 percent of the vote, the Chief Justice announced on Friday. Botswana voted on Wednesday last week to elect 57 National Assembly and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the …

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Tackling graft: Lessons from China

In Zimbabwe, corruption has been debated and written about for quite some time, that most citizens predicted that by now corrupt elements would be facing the wrath of the law, but unfortunately the country still has a long way to go. The greatest lesson that Zanu-PF can learn from the …

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Implications of US Ebola funding cuts

Donald G. McNeil Jnr Correspondent In a move that worries many public health experts, the US federal government is quietly shutting down a surveillance programme for dangerous animal viruses that someday may infect humans. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that a new animal disease that can also infect …

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Dealing with suicide, mental depression

Elizabeth Andreya Features Writer An 18-year-old Churchill Boys High student, Takudzwa Nigel Chirindo, who committed suicide at the Julius Nyerere Parkade recently, left Harare residents with many unanswered questions. Following the unfortunate event, Chirindo’s grandmother claimed that the boy ended his life due to depression over examinations and spiritual matters. …

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Global pet trade in amphibians bigger than we thought

Nitya Mohanty Correspondent Humans keep all sorts of animals as pets and new species are constantly being brought into the trade — some reared in captivity, but many sourced from the wild. As a result, the global pet trade often puts wild populations at risk of over-exploitation. The Global Amphibian …

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Zimbabwe: The brand

If you travel to other countries that’s when you feel that Brand Zimbabwe has been shuttered. Who do we blame? All of us. Let’s never lie to each other, our brand has been years in destroying and we need to rebuild it together. We have let politics lead, and that …

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The love of money . . .

PAUL, a Jew from Tarsus in Asia Minor (today Turkey) who was first known as Saul, was one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the world of religion and spirituality. He never wrote a book. But his letters to the early Christian communities roundabout the Mediterranean Sea constitute a …

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