Freeing Africa’s Internet

Freeing Africa’s Internet

WASHINGTON, DC – Last year, the UN Human Rights Council approved a resolution affirming that, “rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in particular freedom of expression.” Although the resolution is not binding, it offers a starting...
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When data, evidence become currency

When data, evidence become currency

MOST of the information disseminated to African smallholder farmers and rural marginalised entrepreneurs is barely enough for progressive decision making. In most cases where price information for a particular commodity is provided, critical details are missin...
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2018 voter registration-Are political games at play

2018 voter registration-Are political games at play

Are political games at play? by Obert Gutu SECTION 239 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe mandates the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) with, inter alia, the duty to prepare for, conduct and supervise elections to the office of President and to...
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How to price the Zimbabwe risk

How to price the Zimbabwe risk

By Ray Chipendo, HARARE, (The Source) – All investments involve an element of risk. The risk component is ostensibly behind the volatility in Zimbabwe’s currency markets. Among the panel discussions at the Financial Markets Indaba — a forum to promote...
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Zimbabwe: Rumblings about a return to hard times

Zimbabwe: Rumblings about a return to hard times

by Seewell Mashizha ZIMBABWE is awash with all sorts of happenings that come on the back of induced shortages and panic-buying. Those with the money have unsuccessfully been trying to empty the shelves in the country’s supermarkets these last few...
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The shifting sands of Zimbabwean politics

The shifting sands of Zimbabwean politics

A WEEK is an extraordinarily long time in Zimbabwean politics. One week, a female Vice President of the powerful ruling party Zanu PF is being insulted and summarily ejected out of the party and the next the seemingly powerful remaining...
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Mental illness in Zimbabwe: Traditional v contemporary medicine

Mental illness in Zimbabwe: Traditional v contemporary medicine

Lazarus Kajawu Traditional medicine should be recognised in the treatment of mental disorders. Shutterstock In many parts of the world, policymakers, health professionals and the public are wrestling with questions about culture and mental health services. Som...
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Zimbabwe illustrates how unchecked power corrupts

Zimbabwe illustrates how unchecked power corrupts

  I recently helped edit a trilogy of books written by former Zimbabwean deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara called In Search of the Elusive Zimbabwean Dream. The first of the three books has just been released. I had to reacquaint...
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Zimbabwe in the Theopolitics of the Future

Zimbabwe in the Theopolitics of the Future

by Dinizulu Mbikokayise Macaphulana AT one level Zimbabwe has finally hit its true Dickensian political and historical moment. That moment is “the spring of hope” and at the same time “the winter of despair.” Zimbabweans have everything before them, no...
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Mnangagwa GNU story exposes the hazards of leak journalism

Mnangagwa GNU story exposes the hazards of leak journalism

by Tawanda Majomi A FRESH Reuters story, “Behind the scenes, Zimbabwe politicians plot post-Mugabe reforms” (http://af.reuters.com/article/africaTech/idAFKCN1BG1C7-OZATP ) is currently trending. Based on a “trove of hundreds of documents” leaked by the...
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