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Kudos to engagement and re-engagement drive

EDITOR — As the President of the Zimbabwe Diaspora Business Alliance, I extend heartfelt congratulations to President Dr E. D. Mnangagwa, Minis-ter of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Hon Frederick Shava and the Ministry for securing the opportunity to host the 2025 Africa-Nordic Sum-mit....

School fees in USD is retrogressive

WE, in the village, despise what wecall ‘nhundiramutsime’ — the party spoil-ers, the disruptors of good. This sentiment doesn’t just apply to individuals; it extends to entities like schools that seek to un-dermine progress and perpetuate count-er-revolutionary practices.We are thus very happy that the...

Zimbabwe’s economic trajectory on point

AS Zimbabweans and the rest of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) participants headed back to their respective homes and countries from the oversubscribed and resoundingly successful 64th edition of the annual trade showcase, there was no escaping the pervasive fact that the country had...

Unpacking the political economy of poverty 

IN 1990, soon after his release from prison, Nelson Mandela, while visiting in the US, was asked by one African- American woman from Harlem what plans he had for a free South Africa since all newly independent African countries never seemed to have the...

‘I cheated death at Tembwe’ 

The story of Francesca Chigutro, alias Cde Tauya muZimbabwe  IN March 1975, I made the bold decision to join the liberation struggle.  I was 15 years old and had just enrolled for Form One at Mavhuradonha Secondary School in Mt Darwin.  On March 9, the school, for...

Leadership and wisdom

WE, in the village, every now and again, hold caucuses, discussions and debates, dissecting various issues that affect our day-to-day activities.  We pay close attention to the words of our elders, our young, the wise, the experienced.  You cannot imagine the shock we felt when, in...

Mineral wealth a definition of Independence

ZIMBABWE’S independence and freedom cannot be fully explained without mentioning one of the key milestones of its struggle for liberation — its ability to exploit mineral resources for the overall development of the economy. The country celebrated its 44th Independence Anniversary yesterday on the back of...

The history we want

THE biggest takeaway from ongoing processes to document and preserve Zimbabwe’s agonising history of colonialism and the liberation struggle is clear testimony of the country’s efforts to fend off endlss attempts by its former colonisers to perpetuate a lie. For any country to navigate the...

‘I was suspended from an airborne helicopter’

The story of Wonder Dangarembizi By Fidelis Manyange IN 1974, we started witnessing the entry of the freedom fighters/vanamukoma into Zimbabwe for the first time.  Until then, we used to hear the rural folk talking in hushed tones about ‘magandanga’, a derogatory term coined by the Rhodesian...

Why ‘responsible stewardship’ should be our motto

WE, in the village, treasure our belongings, be they scotchcarts, cattle, homesteads or fields. And the call by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, made during the just-ended Easter holidays, to treasure and protect our natural resources, resonates well with us. It has become an open secret that Zimbabwe...

Zim’s land reform 

. . . transforming agric landscape and quality of life By Shephard Majengeta THE Land Reform and Resettlement Programme stands as a cornerstone achievement of a free Zimbabwe. This programme has not only facilitated increased access to highly fertile land for black Zimbabweans, but has also ushered...

Liberation movements must remain vigilant

THE crucial meeting of liberation movements held in Victoria Falls recently was timely and significant in that it came up with strategies on countering neo-colonialism and the continued interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States by Western countries. Zimbabwe hosted the meeting as the...

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