Stephen Sackur’s paranoia

STEPHEN Sackur, the BBC HARDtalk host was recently in Zimbabwe, clearly on a shameless whirlwind mission to stock-up the dying fires of regime change by re-opening the wounds of civil strife that were sealed by the Unity Accord between ZANU and ZAPU in 1987. Through that Unity Accord, Zimbabwe side-stepped the abyss of foreign-sponsored civil […]

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Fuel giants tussle for dominance

PUMA Energy Africa Holdings’ logo, a white puma and brand colours, green and red now emblazon all former Redan and Sakunda Filling and Service Stations in the country. Puma Energy is a joint venture between Trafigura, one of the world’s leading commodities traders and Sanagol, an Angolan state-owned firm on a 52-48 percent shareholding basis. […]

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Saidi the bane of African development

IN his article published by The Daily News on May 22 2015, Bill Saidi, that failed writer, tries to rubbish Africa Day through his perky claims that the continent is being afflicted by what he says is a leadership ‘dilemma’. Titled ‘Leadership: Africa’s dilemma’, Saidi says no sane African or African-American could celebrate last Monday’s […]

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Chatham House Report: Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement The Long Haul to Recovery

By: Knox Chitiyo and Steve Kibble Download full document here

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World No Tobacco Day a threat to farmers

LIFE for Betty Masango from Munhenga Farm in Domboshava has been transformed over the past three years. Her lifestyle has changed and she is a proud owner of two commuter omnibuses and a lorry. Her fortunes changed when she joined resettled farmers that ventured into the lucrative tobacco production, but as she dreams big in […]

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It’s time to write our own economic textbook

THIS is the second article in this series where a non-economist makes observations on Zimbabwe’s efforts to build its economy. Because I have no training in economics I am thinking ‘outside the box’ with no textbook to refer to, but my day to day experiences and gut feelings. Sometimes I feel the ‘educated’ do us […]

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Courageous students saved my life

By Martin Mwale-Kamtande ON a gusty morning of August 15 1971, I woke up feeling tired. I had had a bad night, one filled with nightmares. In the nightmares I was being attacked by dogs that viciously shredded my flesh. I was unsettled as I prepared for class. I was a teacher at Mount St […]

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Dynamos, Triangle in crucial battle

League preview WHAT Kelvin Kaindu failed to do as head coach in his three years at Highlanders FC was to beat Dynamos in league and cup games. From 2012 to 2014, Kaindu was head coach of Highlanders, but was sacked towards the end of the 2014 season. The best result he got from Dynamos were […]

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