Battle between the Chinese dragon and the American eagle: Part One

Battle between the Chinese dragon and the American eagle: Part One

THE Africa–US Summit held from August 4 to 6 2014 in Washington DC made history at a number of levels. First, no American president before Barak Obama had deemed it necessary and strategic for the US to invite African leaders in such great numbers to Washington DC for an Indaba. Second, being more or less […]

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Film bonanza with women at heart

Film bonanza with women at heart

IT is that time of the year when the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF) honours the work of excelling women filmmakers who managed to break through in disseminating messages of peace and reconciliation through their work. Running under the theme, ‘Women Alive, Women of Heart’, the IIFF showcased a total of 82 films. […]

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US$5 billion tourism economy in sight

US$5 billion tourism economy in sight

THE recent launch of the new National Tourism Policy by the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry is expected help achieve the US$5 billion target by year 2020. In a country that is on the road to economic recovery, the goal of the policy to open up new tourism opportunities and develop new products like […]

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When will our streets be safe for black children?

When will our streets be safe for black children?

ON August 9, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown (18) in Ferguson, Missouri. In the days since his death, Ferguson has been rocked by protests; some of which have turned violent. On Saturday, August 16, Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew […]

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Mixed reaction to grain price directive

Mixed reaction to grain price directive

FIVE months into the marketing season of maize, Government has stepped in to quell the price disputes between farmers and buyers that were threatening the success of the season. Like the past marketing seasons, the first four months were characterised by price disputes with farmers not happy with prices offered by private buyers taking advantage […]

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Black slavery in America: Part One

Black slavery in America: Part One

THE black people who were forcibly removed from their homeland (Africa) and were shipped to America to be sold as slaves faced the worst racial abuse by white people. This abuse went on for hundreds of years and even extended into the 20th century. In this series we shall focus on the black slave’s experiences […]

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Honour revolutionary leaders

AS we congratulate President Robert Mugabe on his assumption of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairmanship, we must as a region and continent, heed his call to honour our yesteryear leaders and heroes. These leaders were the force behind the liberation of Africa from colonial rule. However, they are much more than that for […]

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Are we utilising youth games?

Are we utilising youth games?

ZIMBABWE is set to host the Region V Games in December and the on-going Youth Games in Masvingo provide the opportunity to select members of the national team. As hosts, Team Zimbabwe are expected to put up a good show and field a strong team in every discipline. Work is underway at the venues in […]

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When will our streets be safe for black children?

When will our streets be safe for black children?

ON August 9, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown (18) in Ferguson, Missouri. In the days since his death, Ferguson has been rocked by protests; some of which have turned violent. On Saturday, August 16, Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew […]

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