SA a reflection of decades of brutality

SA a reflection of decades of brutality

Birth (2010) By Peter Harris Published by Random House ISBN 978-1-4152-0102-2 ON a normal day, meaning when there are no violent uprisings like xenophobia, around 50 people are murdered in South Africa. It is also reported that a child goes missing every five hours. While the United Nations (UN) interregional crime and research institute claims […]

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HIFA: A political playground of the West?

HIFA: A political playground of the West?

AN interesting and telling remark was made at a recent Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) press conference. It seems all the talk about HIFA becoming more of an indigenous festival in recent years has incensed some Western elements. After bitter complaints by artistes and other stakeholders who queried the elitist nature of the […]

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Churches roped into  afforestation project

Churches roped into afforestation project

CHRISTIANITY is one religion embraced by most Zimbabweans as it is estimated that about 70 to 80 percent of the country’s population claim to be Christians. Cognisant of this, the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe (FCZ) has decided to rope in churches in strengthening its afforestation programme in the country. In an interview, FCZ deputy-general manager, […]

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How sellouts lost out during the struggle

How sellouts lost out during the struggle

This week Cain Mathema in his book Why the West and its MDC stooges want Zimbabwe’s Defence and Security Forces reformed that The Patriot is serialising says there was a time when Rhodes succeeded in militarily defeating the people as a whole and went on to treat them exactly the same way whether in Matabeleland […]

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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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Cropping season:  Time to look ahead

Cropping season: Time to look ahead

AS the curtain comes down on the 2014/2015 summer season, expectations were not met, but certainly it is not time to be pointing fingers, but time for stakeholders to take lessons and strategise for an improved 2015/2016 season. “We look ahead to the next agricultural season, we hope for better rains and there will be […]

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Land conflicts in Tanzania

Land conflicts in Tanzania

CLASHES between the Masai and WaArusha tribes are a constant problem in Tanzania. The Masai are pastoralists, while the WaArusha are farmers. From Tanzania’s Coast Region to Kilimanjaro, violent and sometimes deadly clashes have been raging for decades as the farmers who are about 75 percent of the population and pastoralists who are about 10 […]

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Success story of prison biogas project

THE rising demand for electricity in Zimbabwe and Africa in general has resulted in incessant power cuts as authorities grapple to meet demand. While, Zimbabwe has embarked on major power-generating projects through the expansion of the Kariba South Power station and Hwange Units Seven and Eight which when complete will generate a combined 1 200 […]

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An achievement worth celebrating

I BEGIN on a sad note and once again pay my and our paper’s deepest condolences to the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) spokesperson Colonel Overson Mugwisi and family on the sad loss of their beloved daughter. May her soul rest in eternal peace and the Almighty Musikavanhu give your family comfort in these difficult times. […]

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Dynamos, City in Harare derby

Dynamos, City in Harare derby

League preview WHAT Taurai Mangwiro the Harare City gaffer failed to do as CAPS United coach in the last two seasons was to beat Dynamos in a league match. Tomorrow, the defending champions stand in his way again in a Week Six Castle Lager Premier Soccer League fixture. He has a good team on paper […]

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Story behind Afro-phobic attacks in SA

Story behind Afro-phobic attacks in SA

WHEN King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulus made a statement recently ordering all foreigners to pack their bags and leave South Africa, he torched a storm whose ferocity against foreigners will take long to subside. Suddenly, Africans from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, DRC etc find themselves being regarded as enemies! Some have lost their […]

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