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Restoring our spiritual identity …for sustainable development

WE, in the village, are not just content with ownership and control but value our spirituality and true identity — avo ndiChirandu, avoMhofu, avoNgara. In the village there is no mistaking who we are and what we represent. On all fronts — mining, agriculture and manufacturing...

Are we ready for this farming season?

LAND preparation is done, some have already planted, especially urban farmers, while elsewhere farmers eagerly await the onset of the rain season. Large and small-scale farmers, communal producers and many in urban areas are raring to go. Government has availed inputs through its various support programmes. We...

Cholera: Government intervention welcome

THE current cholera outbreak which, according to Government estimates, has claimed more than 100 lives and infected more than 5 000 people, calls for urgent effort to stop its spread. The present flare-up of this water-borne desease, which was first recorded in Buhera (Manicaland), has...

Fare thee well Gumbo and Chigova!

EDITOR — ALLOW me space in your paper to mourn one of my former Dream Team favourite player Rahman Allen Thuthani Gumbo who died on November 10 2023 from a heart attack in Francistown at the age of 59.  I will miss this cool and...

Redefine ‘employment’ to attain Vision 2030

By Shephard Majengeta WHEN I look around and see the various economic activities being done, I am convinced gone is the era of the ‘traditional industry’. By creating an enabling environment, the Second Republic has further broadened the base for job creation. We are a blessed nation. Today,...

Dark side of the WHO Pandemic Treaty …African leaders beware

By Prof Artwell Nhemachena CAUTION used to be the watchword among Africans who lived on the colonial frontiers centuries ago.  However, in the 21st Century, caution is often readily thrown to the wind. The proposal for a WHO Pandemic Treaty was made in 2020 by the President...

Towards biodefence and strategy: Part Four …need for more robust measures

By Mupakamiso Makaya and Tapiwa Bere  THE development of a new Bio-warfare Act is an opportunity for all of us to contribute to the imminent management and protection of Zimbabwe; its people, plants and animals, from the potential onslaught of biological threats, whether naturally occurring or...

Chimoio: Murder most foul

This story was first published in The Patriot on November 24 2022. YOU are standing beneath the leafy trees of Chishawasha Hills, a plane flies over you, a little too low and something changes in you, for a fleeting moment it all comes back, for a...

Water use by farmers in Zim: Part Five …policy developments in post-colonial irrigation

UNTIL their recent revival, rehabilitation and promotion by the Second Republic led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, indigenous irrigation in Zimbabwe was undervalued to the extent that it did not feature in official statistics and policies, as can be seen in the table below, despite...

Man and money: Part Seven …rise of the colonial enterprise

SOME merchants ran factories, from which came metals, glass and candles, among many other products.  Others, in New England and New York, sponsored whaling expeditions and owned facilities that reduced the whale carcass to meat, bones and whale oil.   From the ranks of merchants came...

Favour in context: Part 19 …disorientation

SOWE rekuDomboshava had been the pastor’s choice. He had said that there was power in those mountains; power to unlock God’s favour. His sermon on God’s favour had been inspiring. He had said: “God’s favour will give you the job you don’t qualify to have.  “God’s favour will...

SADC’s Damascene moment

WHILE the SADC Extraordinary Summit held in Luanda, Angola, recently put paid to frenetic attempts by raucous characters in Zimbabwe, Zambia and their Western handlers to put the country under the spotlight, there remains worrying signs that the bloc is still a target of...

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