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The dilemma of the African university

MANY thanks to The Patriot for hosting quite a number of articles recently which traced the introduction of what is called ‘Peace Studies’ in some of our universities. The articles exposed at length... 
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Should Britain pay reparations to her former colonies?

ON July 22 2015, the BBC published ‘Viewpoint: Britain must pay reparations to India’. This followed a debate that had been carried out by the Oxford University Union, in May, entitled: ‘This house... 
Ancestral head of an oba (a king), part of an exhibition on empire and museum holdings

Europe wants to cling to looted artifacts

By Dr Tony Monda DISSATISFIED with almost two centuries of colonial plundering of Africa’s rich fields of cultural heritage, the West’s new colonisation of Africa is through the mind and academic instruments. Instead... 
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Of fake reports and mega deals

THE recent report by the United Kingdom ‘research’ company, NKC African Economics which claims that a wave of mass demonstrations and social unrest were likely to rock Zimbabwe ‘soon’ is nothing,... 
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President Mugabe’s collective agenda plan

KANA ndichishaura batai mazwi kuitira mangwana (When I sing listen carefully so that in future you can interpret my message correctly), sang Leonard Zhakata a few years ago. At the tail end of his State... 
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Braxton warned: Local revellers a demanding lot

By Tatenda Gapa THERE is a great entertainment line-up this weekend, especially in Harare. In fact, someone on social media suggested that in terms of household lounges, all houses will be deserted and... 
The end of an era: Ambuya Nduna is no more

The end of an era: Ambuya Nduna is no more

THIS week I received the sad news that Mbuya Nduna had passed on in the village. I had always known her as Ambuya since the late 1960s. Her grandchildren were my age mates. One of them, Petros, I remember for teaching us how to trap birds using home-made glue. He also recited to us Shona […]

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Braxton warned: Local revellers a demanding lot

Braxton warned: Local revellers a demanding lot

By Tatenda Gapa THERE is a great entertainment line-up this weekend, especially in Harare. In fact, someone on social media suggested that in terms of household lounges, all houses will be deserted and there will be no fights over the remote. Another one suggested that one of the promoters is going to lose serious money […]

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Sabotage behind uncontrolled fires?

Sabotage behind uncontrolled fires?

IT is now a month since the fire season commenced and the number of fire incidences in the country is worrisome. The season starts from July 31 to October 31 and clearly most of the fires are getting out of control as they are being started without checking the fire index from the Meteorological Services […]

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Should Britain pay reparations to her former colonies?

Should Britain pay reparations to her former colonies?

ON July 22 2015, the BBC published ‘Viewpoint: Britain must pay reparations to India’. This followed a debate that had been carried out by the Oxford University Union, in May, entitled: ‘This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies’. The debate had speakers such as Sir Richard Ottaway (former Conservative MP), a British […]

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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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Farmers cry foul over load shedding, cost of energy

Farmers cry foul over load shedding, cost of energy

OFTEN farmers have cited lack of funds and the changing rainfall patterns as major drawbacks in their operations, but one other critical component that at times seems forgotten that drives the agriculture sector is energy. There are various forms of energy that play a pivotal role on the farms. Electricity which is used to power […]

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What you want to teach is what determines your objectives

What you want to teach is what determines your objectives

IT cannot work backwards. If you want to teach about love, respect, kindness, you state these in your objectives. When you want to teach about love of one’s country, about sovereignty, being able to rule yourselves no matter who or what, about self-sacrifice, about collective consciousness, dedication, heroism, you state the objective categorically. So that […]

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Great things in the making

THE State of the Nation Address (SONA) was exactly what it was, a State of the nation address. It sought nothing else, but to deal with issues of the state. From start to finish, President Mugabe presented a statement that not only reassured every progressive citizen, but clearly stated the plan guiding efforts to revamp […]

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Sanity back in Warriors camp

Sanity back in Warriors camp

FINALLY after a long struggle, sanity returned to the soccer national team camp after Kalisto Pasuwa was paid his dues over the weekend by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) before he assumed duty. The successful coach had walked away from the team albeit with a heavy heart after the country’s soccer-governing body ZIFA reneged on […]

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The dilemma of the African university

The dilemma of the African university

MANY thanks to The Patriot for hosting quite a number of articles recently which traced the introduction of what is called ‘Peace Studies’ in some of our universities. The articles exposed at length the nature of the studies, their orientation and intended outcomes as well as some of the organisations which have been dutifully bankrolling […]

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