We asked a young Zimbabwean to write down his views on last week's election. He wrote a poem instead. Beyond it all, I will find myself By Tatenda Chinondidyachii Mashanda Beyond suffering There lies my heart in the gully of despair There lies...
A new regime of US sanctions has just been signed into law, opening a fresh front in the increasingly polarised political debate in Zimbabwe. Critics say they hurt the economy, while supporters say the...
Once, it was the music of the Mbare Chimurenga Choir which told you that you were at a ZANU PF event. But on Saturday morning, on the pavilion of the Borrowdale Race Course, it was Phil Collins singing “In...
AS much a keen student of history as he is one of its notable figures, Robert Mugabe is certainly familiar with Napoleon’s exile to Elba and his ill-fated attempt to return to the French throne. The French dictator briefly succeeded,...
The MDC's bold plan to join Southern African customs and currency blocs has implications beyond Zimbabwe's borders, write Catherine Grant Makokera and Brian Mureverwi IF it came off, a proposal by Zimbabwe’s official opposition to join the oldest customs union...
By Tawanda Moyo TWENTY-ONE years ago, I started Grade One at a rural school in Masvingo. There were just a few benches in that class and, close to every day, we wrote a test to determine who got to sit on...
Politicians lie. They will lie about their achievements, and lie about their promises. They have studied us. They know what we want to hear; we warm to hopeful and positive messages, and we hate painful truths. So they lie. And how...
IF he had his way, Nelson Chamisa said on Wednesday, he would not have participated in an election without his demanded reforms. But as “a leader who is democratic”, he yielded to the people, including traditional leaders, war veterans, serving...
By Sharon Mupfure When Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated in November, many people around me were over the top in their hope. I was really sceptical. I have changed over time. The funny thing is that those that were over the top...
LAST week, the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) and the Ministry of ICT and Cyber Security announced an almost 60 percent reduction in out-of-bundle mobile data. This was welcomed as a progressive move that would promote Internet...
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