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Empowering rural farmers. . . the case for agricultural insurance insurance

By Tawanda Chenana WE, in the village, appreciate the transformation which is underway — a transformation fuelled by access to new opportunities and services through the devolution programme. Gone are the days when rural communities were considered backwaters, isolated from the advancements and benefits enjoyed in...

Africans must prioritise own interests

By Prof Artwell Nhemachena  IN the US, the Americans push their interests; and they prioritise American interests wherever they go in the world, but many of us have not even imagined the existence of African interests. American corporations and businesses prioritise American interests while ordinary Americans...

Biological counter-proliferation strategy and action plan: Part One…in unity lies strength

By Mupakamiso Makaya and Tapiwa Bere AS we continue on our monography series of biodefence and strategy, we have scaled the scope to the regional biological strategy and action plan.  The threat of biological weapons has always existed; it has been the biggest enemy of mankind since...

What is Truth?: Part Two. . . was Jesus black?

Nthungo YaAfrika AFTER destroying our spiritual space the white savages (Tambous) now call us descendants of heathens.  But in the positive spiritual world, we are grouped together with them because we call ourselves ‘modern’. However, ‘modern’ is a misnomer since it is carryover of pagan anti-Creator...

Rhodies thwarted in Gasani Village, Domboshava

The story of Archbord Musonza MY name is Archbord Musonza and this is my story. On April 4 1975, my aunt was apprehended by the infamous Rhodesian soldiers and taken to Masaga, a notorious torture base in Borrowdale, Harare (then Salisbury). She was picked up for ‘aiding...

Commissioning of Pupu Battlefield and the mental liberation process

Letter of the Week EDITOR -THE recent commissioning and immortalisation of the Pupu Battlefield by President Emerson Mnangagwa signals a colossal victory and a significant progress in our journey towards the complete decolonisation and liberation of the minds of African people, particularly Zimbabweans.  According to various...

What is ‘truth’? — Part 1

. . . of rites, rituals and dogma By Nthungo YaAfrika THE white savages — the Tambous — describe ‘truth’ as the quality of being near to the true value; a fact that can be verified; a true statement; or uniformity to reality or actuality.  Our ancestors...

Why hunger in Southern Africa?

By Rutendo Matinyarare WHY are Zimbabwe and most Southern African countries struggling to grow food?  Is it because black people cannot farm, the infamous climate change, or is it purely mismanagement by the governments? Well, as I illustrated in my article on cattle farming, desert regions like...

Import of US illegal sanctions: Part 2. . . debunking the Magnitsky sanctions regime

 By Prof Jonathan Moyo THE Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZDERA) followed the 2000 Parliamentary elections; the March 4 2002 Presidential Proclamation sanctioning designated individuals followed the 2002 Presidential election, as did Executive Order 13288 of March 6 2003; while Executive Order 13391 of...

Know thyself

EDITOR — OUR youth should know the world and everything useful in it, but from an African point of view.  Put another way, they should know the world and whatever is worth learning from it, but do so in order to strengthen the position of...

Embracing rest and independent learning. . . the value of school holidays

WE, in the village, value games; as much as we demand that our children attend to various chores we also do not mind them having a good time when the work is done. All work and no play makes Tindo a dull boy. We are thus...

Towards biodefence and strategy: Part 8. . . the critical role of information

By Mupakamiso Makaya and Tapiwa Bere HEALTH is wealth, so goes one adage. Biodefence is the vehicle towards that wealth. Section 29 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe enjoins the State to manage biological incidents, whether naturally occurring, accidental or deliberate, thus making biodefence and strategy...

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