Reparations case: Part six …reconciliation was never a Rhodesian idea

Reparations case: Part six …reconciliation was never a Rhodesian idea

IN interfacing between transitional justice stakeholders and the official transitional justice processes in Zimbabwe, the fairest thing the National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) could do is to acknowledge that ‘reconciliation’ was never a Rhodesian idea. Rhodesians have never accepted the idea of peaceful co-existence with black people. The white missionaries, explorers and hunters who […]

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The colonisation of cultural discourse in Zimbabwe

The colonisation of cultural discourse in Zimbabwe

By Dr Tony Monda FOR the past five decades and even longer, African art emanating from Zimbabwean artistes, especially stone sculpture, has been the playground for Western scholars, uninformed amateur journalists and writers from Europe, art peddlers, roving gallerists and career academic curators. Bibliographies and references to Zimbabwean art invariably quote the Eurocentric drivel written […]

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Securing markets crucial for farmers

Securing markets crucial for farmers

THE rains are now upon us with most parts of the country experiencing heavy showers. This signals the beginning of the cropping season. As such, preparations on farms are at advanced stages. While a lot of issues including lack of funding, high inputs costs and erratic rainfall have conspired to constrain production and productivity in […]

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Reliving the 1977 Chimoio attack

Reliving the 1977 Chimoio attack

THIS week we commemorate the massive attack on ZANLA’s Chimoio Camp on November 23 1977 by the racist Rhodesian regime of Ian Smith. In this article we are looking at the diabolic use of banned weapons and poisons by the Rhodesians during their attack on the Chomoio ZANLA camp and elsewhere. The use of internationally […]

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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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Planting tips for farmers

Planting tips for farmers

MOST parts of the country have been receiving rains from Saturday much to the delight of farmers who were eager to get the 2014/2015 cropping season underway. Rainfall, being the major determinant of the agricultural production patterns, signalled the start of the planting process for farmers who did not dry plant Unlike farmers who irrigate […]

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First Lady speaks on succession

First Lady speaks on succession

THEY came in their numbers, students from the country’s tertiary institutions and cross-border traders to endorse First Lady Amai Dr Grace Mugabe at her Mazowe Children’s Home on Monday and Tuesday respectively. There was a concoction of everything during these two days. There was obviously the politics. There was the motherly touch. There was the […]

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A bira at Chimoio is necessary

NOVEMBER 23 1977 is a day that Zimbabweans must never forget. It is a day that as a nation we must take time to remember the gallant sons and daughters of the soil who were massacred by the racist Smith regime at Chimoio in a ruthless operation codenamed ‘Dingo’. When the Rhodesians write about it, […]

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Soccer stars 2014: Who will make it?

Soccer stars 2014: Who will make it?

Sports Reporter JOURNALISTS, coaches and captains will tomorrow converge in Harare for the 2014 soccer star-of-the-year selection process. This year’s selection will see a new group of people being part of the process. Team captains will also be part of the selection panel. Traditionally sports journalists and soccer coaches made the panel of voters. However, […]

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Normalising relations with  Zimbabwe while isolating Mugabe!

Normalising relations with Zimbabwe while isolating Mugabe!

SOON after her recent meeting with the Minister of Information, Professor Jonathan Moyo, the British ambassador to Zimbabwe had this to say about the relationship between Zimbabwe and Britain, “…we also reflected on the steps both sides need to take to make the relationship better. “However we feel certain statements made by different players affect […]

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