By David Hofisi The US presidential election takes place on November 3, 2020. One week from the time of writing this, Donald Trump could be re-elected or, as suggested by the polling data, Joe Biden will become the 46th President...
By Mukasiri Sibanda As a concerned citizen, and a socio-economic justice activist, I am disturbed by how the pandemic, COVID-19, is piling more pressure on progress towards the realisation of socio-economic rights. Before COVID-19, developing countries like Zimbabwe were struggling to...
By Marcia Kwaramba Mobile financial services are, in most African countries, born out of crises. In 2011, Zimbabwe had gone through a volatile decade of economic crises – hyperinflation, currency instability and a collapse of the formal financial system. Consumers, mostly...
By Takura Zhangazha Zimbabwe’s mainstream political opposition in its current divided formations, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance or MDC-Tsvangirai is evidently in crisis. The MDC-Alliance, which brought other opposition parties, including its own splinter groups, together for the 2018...
By Mukasiri Sibanda In 2019, the Zimbabwe government announced a plan to grow the mining sector’s annual earnings to US$12 billion by 2023, which would be a 344% spike from US$2.7 billion earned in 2017. Gold, platinum and diamonds are earmarked...
By Mukasiri Sibanda Roughly two weeks ago, I received a WhatsApp message from the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC)’s Head of Public Relations and Community Development. “True to your advice, we have put annual reports and other documents on website...
By David Masunda Alex Goho, the musician and music producer, called: "Ko iwe svikiro rako raenda ka, nematambudziko!" (condolences, your spirit medium is gone). A few years ago, I had been informed by a mutual friend, Doloroza Mubvumbi, that Air...
Common Law With Mike Murenzvi “Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.” ― Elihu Root Over recent weeks, a number of prominent and ordinary...
Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri, who has died at age 65, was the first commander of the 5 Brigade, the unit that had a lead role in the Gukurahundi massacres. He served as commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe...
Common Law With Mike Murenzvi “The safety of the people shall be the highest law” ― Marcus Tillius Cicero   If you’re like me, you’ll by now have gotten a bit lost on what’s permissible and what's not in the current lockdown laws....
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