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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 Ken Yamamoto If you want to be corrupt in Zimbabwe, and get away with it, just mention that whatever you are doing has the blessing of the godfather. So for example, you can just say you are collecting the shakedown for “Dr Amai”, which is a euphemism for - it’s...
By Vince Musewe I did my best to talk opposition parties out of the recent by-elections because I told them that it is a waste of time and resources to participate in a game where one party sets the rules and can manipulate processes and people to its advantage. I repeated...
By Takudzwanashe Mundenga It is actually defeatist the nation-states that helped Europe to develop through slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism are still being categorized as “Third World Countries” or “Poor Nations” to this day. In reality, these countries are not poor considering the piles of gold, platinum, diamonds, emeralds, pearls packed...