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By Samuel Jack Matikiti Southern African Development Community has witnessed an unprecedented wave of events that has swept away leading opposition stalwarts, living a vacuum and general political uncertainty for smooth political transition in the region. In February this year, Zimbabwe saw the death of Movement for Democratic Change Opposition...
By Bridgette Malenga No-one ever foresaw that the body charged with the protection of citizen rights would be at the fore of using brutal force to get that US$10 upwards for an infringement created in the spur of the moment, not documented in the pages of the law. Growing up it...
By Michael Bratton and Eldred Masunungure I Foreign Affairs IN 2016, as President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 92nd birthday and 36th year in power, Zimbabwe stands on the brink of another meltdown. The country’s current economic insecurity and political conflict are reminiscent of 2000–08, when hyperinflation and electoral violence were...
THE HOT SEAT:READ THROUGH AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE'S DIALOGUE BOARD MEMBER FOR MEDIA, INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY SETFREE N MAFUKIDZE AND #GAMBIAHASDECIDED MOVEMENT LEADERS ........ On Young People's Dialogue Hot Seat we have the privilege of hosting Fatoumatta and Lawyer Salieu Taal from the Republic of Gambia ,Salieu is...
By Maynard Manyowa Two white males filmed themselves beating a black man, before forcing him into a coffin. The video went viral and caused an uproar all over social media. The men were eventually arrested, and hauled before the courts. Their case postponed to 25 January, 2017. It’s a perfect present...
Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Fresh from his appointment as the new Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chair - at the 37th SADC Summit of heads of state and government held in Pretoria last week, South African President Jacob Zuma story is inspirational. It is less than two years before the Jacob Zuma Presidency...
By Eddie Cross After twenty years the Government of South Africa has decided to acquire land from established commercial farmers outside the ‘willing seller, willing buyer’ principles that have applied since 1994. Once this new legislation is signed it will be possible for the State to buy land compulsorily from...
Pretoria – Deputy President David Mabuza has laid criminal charges of Crimen Injuria against Bishop Hangwi Maumela, an ANC member who was filmed calling the former a murderer and alleging that he is “sleeping around”. A sworn affidavit signed by Mabuza, which Khuluma Afrika has seen, says Mabuza was shown...
Cholera is usually transmitted through contaminated water or food. (Ahmed Saad/Reuters) By Samuel Kariuki, Kenya Medical Research Institute There have been a spate of cholera outbreaks in a number of sub-Saharan countries including South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. Cholera can move from one country to another, killing hundreds of people in its...
By Professor Stephen Chan Zimbabwe's finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa led a delegation to the UK last week. Their task to re-engage the west, and get financial assistance. It is a noble and necessary move given the situation in Zimbabwe. It is admirable that Robert Mugabe has realized his country needs more...
  Last week I drove around the industrial areas in town as I transcended the streets I realised one normal but precisely abnormal everyday happening. It is funny but it’s certainly the truth, churches are replacing industries in Zimbabwe, does this mean all of a sudden people now all believe...