Background to the Ebola tragedy in Africa: Part Three

Background to the Ebola tragedy in Africa: Part Three

PART One and Part Two looked at the irony which surrounds the Ebola tragedy which is currently unfolding in Sierra Leone, Guinea-Conakry and Liberia. All three countries possess immense natural resources which Western corporations have been exploiting for many decades without giving anything in return. The result is that countries which should be able to […]

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Chimurenga music will never die

Chimurenga music will never die

By Patrick Tagarira THE Zim-Dancehall genre currently reigns supreme and is getting more popular by the day with both the young and adults appearing not to get enough of it. But there is more to music than dancehall as is being proved by artistes like Thulani Kutsanza, also known as Kasu, who is about to […]

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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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My father is home

My father is home

By Obi Egbuna, Jr ON Saturday August 16, I scattered my late father’s ashes in Zimbabwe at Mosi-Oa-Tunya, one of the world’s seven wonders, commonly referred to as Victoria Falls.  The English translation is the smoke that thunders. What influenced this decision was his African revolutionary fighting spirit.  From my childhood he made it emphatically […]

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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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