Unmasking Pamela Machakanja of Africa University

THIS week we focus on Professor Pamela Machakanja, the Director of Africa University’s Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG). The IPLG, as we have already noted in this series, trains... 

Security sector reform calls misplaced

THE reason why there is a desperate bid to weaken Zimbabwe’s security sector by the West through their Peace Studies programme at the country’s universities is an admission by Washington and its British-... 

Tracing history of security sector reforms: Part One

THE drive to reform Zimbabwe’s security sector constitutes a whole discourse whose study is critical to the preservation of the country’s sovereignty. Curiously, though, the call is not internal, but... 

The ethics of democratic debate

DEMOCRACY is a political structure that gives full opportunity to debate towards a cooperative end, not a divisive end. It establishes a scene for those engaged in debate to enjoy maximum opportunity to... 

Zimbabwe is a unitary state

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s exhortation to the nation recently that all should respect that Zimbabwe is a unitary state underlined a principle which is critical for Zimbabwe’s survival. Many... 

The crimes Laurent Delahousse’s France committed against Africa

THE story that has been doing the rounds during the past week, courtesy of the attention given to it by almost all Western diplomats in Harare, is that of Itai Dzamara who ‘disappeared’ on March 9... 
From humble shed to sprawling gym

From humble shed to sprawling gym

WITH nice short locks, ginger-tinted and a superbly toned body, a style that is both chic and sleek, Evonne Mudzingwa is unmistakable. A personal trainer, she is fitness personified. Popularly known as Eve by her legion of loyal clients this confident woman who wears a permanent smile in conversation is not just a fitness trainer, […]

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Dance festival finally comes to Bulawayo

Dance festival finally comes to Bulawayo

THE City of Kings and Queens, Bulawayo, will for the first time host the Chibuku Neshamwari Dance finals. The finals are scheduled for this weekend at White City Stadium. The competition will have 10 provincial finalists that will showcase the country’s different traditional dances. The ultimate winner will walk away US$4 000 richer. Delta Beverages […]

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Proper disposal of  insecticides vital

Proper disposal of insecticides vital

By Tatenda Gapa THE improper disposal of insecticides, their containers and chemicals by various stakeholders will lead to disasters, birth deformities and fatalities in the near future. This was said at a workshop recently held in the capital by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate which discussed the need to move away from the […]

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The best democracy money can buy

The best democracy money can buy

THE topic of my article this week is borrowed from a book by investigative journalist, Greg Palast. The book exposes corporate corruption, global capitalism, environmental destruction, third world exploitation, freedom of speech and political corruption, and the United States presidential election of 2000. Palast, an American who has written for The Guardian and The Observer of London, and reported for BBC has the uncanny knack of turning up […]

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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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Cotton farmers and ginners at loggerheads

IN what has become the norm in the cotton sector, farmers and ginners are again at loggerheads. The tiff between producers and ginners has become a common feature in every marketing season. This trend has had a negative impact on the growth of the sector. Farmers have accused ginners of reaping them off while the […]

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Unfulfilled promises worry Chingwizi

A BOOM gate and boundary fence separate Triangle Limited’s sugarcane fields from Nuanetsi Ranch’s Chingwizi camp where the Government resettled people from Uzunga and Gororo to pave way for the construction of the Tokwe Mukorsi Dam. There is deep contrast between the Triangle Limited’s vast sugarcane fields and the other side which is mostly dry […]

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Let’s rally behind our heroes

I AM all about celebrating everything Zimbabwean. Sometimes I feel we do not do enough to celebrate what we have, our own. Our writers, inventors, our musicians, our sport personalities and the various ambassadors we have in many arenas we do not give adequate recognition. I am happy, I am sad, I am mad, all […]

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Schools parade ‘wasted’ soccer talent

Schools parade ‘wasted’ soccer talent

By Alvin Madzivanzira THE dominance, the skill and ultimately the victory was no surprise. It was all written in black and white. The girls from Chidyamakono High School have had, for some time now, a firm grip on women soccer. The ladies who clinched the COPA Coca-Cola soccer title, the ultimate prize in high school […]

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Unmasking Pamela Machakanja of Africa University

Unmasking Pamela Machakanja of Africa University

THIS week we focus on Professor Pamela Machakanja, the Director of Africa University’s Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG). The IPLG, as we have already noted in this series, trains staff for the regime change sector under the guise of academic programmes. Pamela Machakanja is the drone that spawns and converts our children into […]

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