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By Paul Kaseke Snr For the last three weeks, social media has been abuzz with discussions of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s latest plans to introduce a national pledge in schools from the start of the second term of the 2016 academic calendar. In what follows I will discuss...
By Ms Faith Muthambi (Minister of Communications, Republic of South Africa)  On the occasion of his second inauguration President Jacob Zuma vowed that ‘economic transformation will take centre-stage’ during last term of office. He promised that “the structure of the economy will be transformed through industrialisation, broad-based black economic empowerment...
Johannesburg - Cyril Ramaphosa has been declared the new President of the African National Congress, after beatng Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in a very tightly contested election held during the 54th elective congress of the ANC. Ramaphosa replaces the current President of the Republic of South Africa, and now the former ANC President,...
By Richard Runyararo Mahomva The world we live in is an auditorium for contesting ideas. These do not only inform the political order of the day, but they influence general social dialogue. Now in Zimbabwe Mugabeism is emerging as a new idea determining public thought and debates on the country’s...
By Abednico Siambombe Religion is one of the forms by which poverty is fine tuned to enhance human suffering at the expense of the gospel preached by those who endeavour to achieve political fame and luxury. It is through such written, broadcasted and preached gospels that most people have been...
By Patson Dzamara Robert Mugabe's regime has reached the end. Out of money, out of friends, imploding from within - freedom beckons for Zimbabwe. The IMF's proposed plan to loan Mugabe money is a lifeline that will prolong our suffering and reverse our bid for freedom says Patson Dzamara.   Zimbabwe is...
By Patson Dzamara That Robert Mugabe's name is indelibly inscribed and embellished in the hall of Africa's revolutionary icons is not contestable. In his trail blazing years, Mugabe inscribed a permanent mark on the sand of Africa through vision, ideological clarity and leadership. Along with liberation luminaries such as Julius Nyerere and...
  By Maynard Manyowa  For as long as many people can remember, Robert Mugabe has played his ambitious cadres in a ‘stakes elevated’ game of fool’s gold. One by one, his most senior partners have been flattered and deceived, tempted to take the bait of anointed successor, only to be scorned, kicked...
By Ken Yamamoto As Karl Krauss observed, corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country. “I will fight corruption without fear of favour. I will personally lead the charge… pray for me and support me...
By Goodwell Nzou My mind was absorbed by the biochemistry of gene editing when the text messages and Facebook posts distracted me. So sorry about Cecil. Did Cecil live near your place in Zimbabwe? Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a...
By Peta Thornycroft Yes, finally this seems to be the end of the road for Mugabe, and I can’t see him standing for re-election in 2018. He will be gone before then. People on the streets and groups are telling me, and I can see with my own eyes, that there...