The Politics of #ThisFlag

The Politics of #ThisFlag

By Tau Tawengwa The year 2016 has seen an explosion of online activism and hashtag movements in Zimbabwe, with #This Flag and #Tajamuka/Sesjikile being arguably the most prominent social media hashtags in the country.  Generally speaking, Zimbabwean online activism in 2016...
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Bond Notes: Our refusal to learn from history

Bond Notes: Our refusal to learn from history

By Whitlaw Tanyanyiwa Mugwiji The study of history has a moral purpose, so we are told. It is believed that studying history can create better citizens in a free society. At least this is the shared belief among authors of...
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Corrupt politicians and public officials should be arrested

Corrupt politicians and public officials should be arrested

By Obert Gutu Recent reports concerning the alleged pilfering of public funds in the Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development leave a very bitter taste in the mouth. From facts that are now in the public...
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Corruption in Zimbabwe: Who is involved?

Corruption in Zimbabwe: Who is involved?

By Eddie Cross Transparency International issued a briefing this week claiming that corruption is costing Zimbabwe $1 billion a year. I have no doubt that they are right. The question that needs answering is how, where and who is involved....
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Violence has no place in society

Violence has no place in society

HARARE – The assault of Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) officials in Guruve recently is a sad reminder that political violence, especially that instigated by the ruling Zanu PF is still entrenched in our society. ZPF officials, who included retired senior...
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Coming to your ZAOGA FIF Church near you this Sunday

Coming to your ZAOGA FIF Church near you this Sunday

By Takah Kapikinyu Baba Guti “Today we have Mkoma Simba Chikore whom you know well mwana wedu watakarera anotipisa manyemwe! He has a testimony. I have always told you we pray a living God and miracles still happen. Despite all...
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‘Capital’ and Inequality in Zimbabwe.

‘Capital’ and Inequality in Zimbabwe.

By Takura Zhangazha A friend who lives and works in the Diaspora recently gave me a copy of the highly regarded French economist Thomas Piketty’s bestselling book ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’. Because of Zimbabwe’s Marxist/Leninist ideological...
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Zimbabwe’s uncertain indigenisation policy environment

Zimbabwe’s uncertain indigenisation policy environment

by Kingstone Jambawo It is clear that Zimbabwe requires an indigenisation policy model that has a potential of including the ordinary Zimbabweans to play a role in their country’s economy. The Indigenisation and Empowerment Act (Indigenisation Act) has d...
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State repression should not deter fight for freedom

State repression should not deter fight for freedom

by Kingstone Jambawo We knew when the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) was bulldozed through Parliament that all hell had broken loose. The legislation was prompted by the fear on Zanu PF’s part that the people of this land...
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GNU was a forced marriage for the MDC

GNU was a forced marriage for the MDC

By..Kingstone Jambawo After months of intense negotiations the Government of National Unity (GNU) was finally born in February of 2009. However this power sharing government has costed the MDC dearly in the recent July 2013 elections. By agreeing to the...
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