Four things we learnt from Mugabe’s Youth Interface rally

Four things we learnt from Mugabe’s Youth Interface rally

  Robert Mugabe travelled to Gweru, the provincial capital of the Midlands province. He addressed party supporters, members and party leadership. The build up to the rally was tense. No one could quite predict what would happen, but everyone knew...
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Malawi: Can charismatic cleric Bushiri make a good President?

Malawi: Can charismatic cleric Bushiri make a good President?

Nophi Phumisa These are not rumours. Weeks ago, a local chief in Malawi, Paramount Chief Lundu, made a strong case, publicly, connecting Prophet Shepherd Bushiri to mainstream politics. At a ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) political rally in his area...
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Grandiose sinister schemers and their wild-card billion-dollar university

Grandiose sinister schemers and their wild-card billion-dollar university

by Ken Yamamoto Mr. Jonathan Moyo has no record of achieving anything in government – or successfully executing anything significant. You don’t have to go far to see that Mr. Moyo’s ideas are all hat and no cowboy; all froth...
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The MDC-T needs to harvest talent, needs the likes of Mawarire and Mahere

The MDC-T needs to harvest talent, needs the likes of Mawarire and Mahere

by Patson Dzamara I ALMOST jumped out of my skin after reading a rather uncharacteristic and bold assertion by Dr. Pedzisai Ruhanya. “90% of the current MDC-T leadership is not fit for purpose. Since the splits of 2005 and 2014,...
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Charamba deserved Grace’s comeuppance

Charamba deserved Grace’s comeuppance

First Lady Grace Mugabe on Saturday tore into President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba, accusing him of undermining ministers and there are very few tears for the government bureaucrat. NewsDay Editorial Charamba has seen himself acting like a...
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Willowgate-tainted Mudenda must shut-up

Willowgate-tainted Mudenda must shut-up

Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda displayed the utmost contempt for Zimbabweans when he suggested that the used vehicle import duty be increased to 150% from the already extortionate 96%. Comment: NewsDay Editor Either Mudenda is totally ignorant of the live...
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The more things change the more they stay the same: Zim evolution from white Rhodesia to a black one

The more things change the more they stay the same: Zim evolution from white Rhodesia to a black one

By Patson Dzamara The legacy of colonialism in Africa has largely affected the idea and nature of the post-colonial state. It is in the wake of decolonization (with all its attendant meanings) that discourses of Negritude, Pan-Africanism, Afropolitanism, Marxi...
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When is enough, enough?

When is enough, enough?

By Eddie Cross IN 1980, we took over a small diversified economy that was virtually debt free (total national debt $700 million), more or less free of corruption and employed nearly two million of our population of five million adults....
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Kenya votes: Can serial loser Odinga pull off a Buhari/Akufo Addo type victory?

Kenya votes: Can serial loser Odinga pull off a Buhari/Akufo Addo type victory?

Kenyan heads to the polls in August for highly anticipated general elections that will see the election of officers at four levels. The presidency, governorship, Members of Parliament – MPs and Senators as well as Members of the County Assembly....
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Fake social media profiles are the dictator’s new favourite toys

Fake social media profiles are the dictator’s new favourite toys

“And opponents, critics, journalists are targets, while content consumers are commodities in this new game of engineering perceptions” By Maynard Manyowa The concept has changed, not so much itself, but the adjectives used to describe the phenomenon of ‘...
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