The legacy of Timbuktu, Africa’s oldest university

The legacy of Timbuktu, Africa’s oldest university

WE began the study of old universities by looking at African universities built in the colonial era. In the first two parts of this column, we tracked the development of education and how such universities became centres of nationalist consciousness and resistance. Two outstanding universities to emerge out of Africa were Makerere University and Fort […]

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Film highlights plight of women

Film highlights plight of women

THE plight of women in post-colonial Africa has been a dominant theme in most film productions since the late ’60s. Locally produced films Neria and Yellow Card all unravel the various issues faced by women and Virgin Margarida is no exception. Shot in Mozambique and directed by veteran film maker, Lucinio Azevedo, Virgin Margarida is […]

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Participatory forest  management the way to go

Participatory forest management the way to go

WITH Zimbabwe losing about 330 000ha of natural forests and woodlands each year, communities are being encouraged to combine efforts to preserve forests and exploit them in a sustainable manner that does not prejudice future generations. According to stakeholders, forests and woodlands, which cover 45 percent of the country, are being lost as a result […]

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Talking to Munhumutema’s Mhuri yeZimbabwe: Part two

Talking to Munhumutema’s Mhuri yeZimbabwe: Part two

THIS week I am in Girona, not far from Barcelona, the centre of Catalan nationalism. At the market place, in bars and restaurants the feeling and pride of Cataluña independence is palpable. When I left home, at my watering hole, others loudly worried at the prospect of Barca and Messi being booted out of La […]

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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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Bid to boost agricultural viability

Bid to boost agricultural viability

THE Zimbabwe Farmers Union has formed the ZFU Agricbusiness Chamber in a bid to transform agricultural operations and increase viability that has declined due to a plethora of challenges mostly brought about by the illegal sanctions imposed by Britain and the United States. In a statement the ZFU said the chamber seeks to support Government […]

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Pledge of allegiance a must  for Zimbabweans

Pledge of allegiance a must for Zimbabweans

By Davet Muzvidziwa ALLEGIANCE refers to a devotion or loyalty of a person to a group especially your country. Many nations were built out of allegiance of its citizens to their countries. A pledge of allegiance is a solemn oath both physically and emotionally that one will always be there for his or her country […]

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Africa suffers as West exploits resources

THE Ebola story in West and Central Africa is painful and sad for many reasons. More so because the crisis that our brothers and sisters are facing has been exacerbated by ‘poverty’ and they have had to rely on the ‘benevolence’ and charity from the West to cope. What is heartrending is that ‘poverty’ without […]

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Bangladesh offer Mangongo litmus test

Bangladesh offer Mangongo litmus test

ZIMBABWE senior men’s cricket team dance with Bangladesh tigers in two formats of the game in a month-long tour of the Asian country. The tourists play the hosts in a practice match this Monday at Fatullah before they engage in the first Test in Dhaka, Bangladesh capital on October 25. Three Tests and five One […]

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Civil society desperate for donors

Civil society desperate for donors

A press release in the Wednesday October 8 2014, The Herald introduced the National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) as a platform established by 46 non-state Zimbabwean transitional justice stakeholders to provide the interface between transitional justice stakeholders and the official transitional justice processes in Zimbabwe. It is critical to note that the NTJWG is […]

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