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Fertilisers key to agric growth . . . let us heed President Mnangagwa’s call

By Shephard Majengeta ZIMBABWE, with its largest water body in sub-Saharan Africa, possesses immense potential to leverage agriculture as a catalyst for economic growth and achieve the ambitious goals set out in Vision 2030 of becoming an upper middle-income economy.  President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call for local...

A lesson the Rhodies will never forget

The story of Agnes Mushonga I WILL live to remember and celebrate the Battle of Nyamutsamba in Honde Valley in March 1977 in which scores of Rhodesian soldiers were massacred by the ZANLA forces in broad daylight. I was 15 years old and doing Grade Seven...

Pandemics of sanctions…gudo guru peta muswe

By Professor Artwell Nhemachena WESTERN sanctions have assumed pandemic proportions in the 21st Century but I am not sure who, in the United Nations, is supposed to declare the existence of such a sanctions pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has come and gone but the pandemics of...

John Okello: East Africa’sunsung hero

By Nthungo YaAfrika HE was born in Uganda in 1937 and at the age of 27, in 1964, he freed Zanzibar and Pemba Islands from Arab slavery.These Arabs had held sway over Zanzibar and Pemba for generations and were from Oman, in the Persian Gulf....

Biodefence: Part Three. . . biological agents know no boundaries

By Mupakamiso Makaya and Tapiwa Bere BIOWARFARE and bioterrorism are un-distinguishable proliferation problems which raise more questions than answers. What is biological weapons proliferation?What is biological weapons count-er-proliferation?What is a biological counter-prolifera-tion programme?What are regional biological count-er-proliferation, regional biothreats and regional bio incidences?These are some...

Corrupting African cultures…who should be sanctioned?

By Prof Artwell Nhemachena ONE big problem is that millions of Af-ricans have become parrots of whatever ideas come from the West such that little, if any, critical thinking is applied to what-ever comes from the West.When the West defines corruption for us, however narrowly...

ZITF 2024. . . a game changer

By Shephard Majengeta THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), in the Second Republic, has become a focal point for showcasing not just business prowess but also the ongoing evolution of Zimbabwe on the global stage.  In the 2024 edition of this prestigious event, held amidst the...

Harvest House now house of decay

EDITOR — I am writing to draw attention to a symbol located in the middle of our city — the crumbling structure of Harvest House.  Once a proud emblem of the opposition, Harvest House now stands in a state of disrepair, mirroring the challenges and...

Let us record our history. . . lest our stories be told by others

WE, in the village, have a deep respect for stories, especially those that define us and determine where we are going. In the village, every item, be it piece of land, individual, family or clan, has a well-documented story. Within the embrace of the village, stories...

Stories the white savages don’t want us to know

By Nthungo YaAfrika WE have been led to believe that anything about us is not divine, yet the opposite is true.  The divinity of our race is even scorned upon by everyone, including the majority of our race.  This is not surprising because our race has been...

What is ‘truth’?: Part Three . . . can there still be salvation for Africans 

By Nthungo YaAfrika  TRUTH takes no prisoners.  Truth is bitter and undemocratic.  Truth has no feelings, is not remorseful and does not care whether you like it or not.  Truth is not interested in referendums.  And, yes, there is no truth about the Nahasi (African) race in the Tambous'...

Biodefence: Part Two 

. . . the need for regional co-operation  By Mupakamiso Makaya and Tapiwa Bere  PAST SADC protocols on health have, from time to time, enunciated policy plans to raise the regional standard of health for all citizens to an acceptable level by promoting, co-ordinating and supporting efforts...

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