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Stakeholders call for tougher alcohollicensing laws

By Kundai Marunya THE mushrooming of stand-alone bottle stores and liquor outlets across the country has been fingered as one of the contributory factors to substance abuse. These liquor outlets have been established in their numbers, mostly trading in counterfeit gin, vodka, whisky, local and foreign...

UNICEF puts children at centre of climate change action

By Kundai Marunya CHILDREN have, for a long time, been referred to as the future of humanity, the leaders of the next generation and the custodians of the earth. Theirs is a future determined not solely by their actions, but largely by those of their predecessors. For...

Taona’s ‘luxury bike’ turns heads

By Fidelis Manyange THE agony of cycling long distances to his various workstations has led an Epworth young man to fuse existing bicycle technology into a prototype motorbike which has turned him into an overnight celebrity.  Taona Talent Chikumene, who lives in Epworth’s Overspill, has proved...

Kariba Municipality commits to President’s service delivery blueprint

By Kundai Marunya IT is rare to find opposition-controlled urban councils throwing their weight on developmental issues instigated by the central Government. In many cases, urban councils have openly fought the Government when it comes to measures that address service delivery issues. This is at a time...

A successful first quarter

THE first quarter of the year is done. As a people, we have not been sitting on our laurels. We have been hard at work. As a people pursuing a vision, Vision 2030, of an upper-middle income economy, we continue making all efforts to transform our fortunes. We...

Chitepo’s fight for land

This story was first published on 21/03/2016 By Patience Rusare LAND ranked highest among the grievances that motivated the black majority to launch the First and Second Chimurenga/Imfazwe to free the country from colonial oppression. It is worth noting that in the period preceding the liberation war, mwana wevhu/umntwana...

Tongogara is Cecil Rhodes’ antithesis

JOSIAH Magama Tongogara, ZANLA’s Chief of Defence, died in a tragic car accident in Mozambique, on December 26 1979, on his way to the camps to inform his commanders of what had transpired at Lancaster House.  It was his wish to brief his commanders personally,...

Indigenous Church leaders to get ZOU degrees

By Kundai Marunya A WILLING spirit and an unequipped mind can best describe the situation at many indigenous churches, something that has resulted in questionable practices that often draw ridicule from human rights activists and law enforcers. Born out of a strong will to spread the...

The curse of resource wars

By Prof Artwell Nhemachena IF it is not good for African immigrants to physically and directly connect with the West, where they seek to go and stay, why would it be good for Africans to connect with the humans and non-humans in the world via...

Radio — A stage for the mind, a theatre for the blind: Part 8

RADIO journalists, not only presenters, but technicians, scriptwriters, programme directors, etc, need to:  think creatively and generate original ideas;  use their voice effectively on radio for “Zim-centric” edification; learn to communicate knowledgeably and engagingly with listeners (without trite clichés)  have sufficient knowledge of their...

Women can reach dazzling heights

EDITOR — MARCH marks Women’s History Month where women are celebrated the world over. It takes place from March 1 to 31. This year’s theme is ‘Invest in women: Accelerate Progress’. It highlights the importance of gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment and their...

Rural community ethos for development. . . . rural folk eye hunhu/ubuntu referendum, legislation, renaissance

By Vitalis Ruvando  THIS belated Christmas-New Year and Valentine message coincides with Black History Month, which s celebrated during the month of February.  The just-ended Black History Month is, however, overshadowed by a neo- Christmas, Valentine and Partition of Africa memorials for imperialists.  On February 26 1885,...

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