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By Maynard Manyowa For nearly a month now, Prophet Bushiri and his Enlightened Christian Gathering Church have been the recipients of attack after attack from an orgy of Bishops in Zambia, who first called a whole press conference and then made false claims to the effect that the charismatic cleric...
US and Africa business sectors want to use 2018 as the year they turned their fortunes around and set a platform for continuous growth for all its peoples. That much can be attested to as the two partners now embark with a new initiative that is geared at improving and...
By Kuzi Mutonga and Isaac Jonas Zimbabwe is going through an unprecedented phase of both political and economic volatility. The economy has virtually collapsed with the majority of its citizens currently unemployed (published statistics have national unemployment rate at over 86%). Most of the unemployed lot are the graduates from the country’s...
Zimbabwe has rejected preconditions set by the US government to access a US$60 billion facility availed to the African continent at the recent US-Africa Summit held in Mozambique. This was said by President Mnangagwa while addressing Domboshava residents during yesterday’s clean-up campaign held at Showgrounds. The President said an...
Dear Fadzayi, You don’t know me but I’ve been following your commentary on the developments happening in our country with some interest. I am not and have never been a member of any political organisation (unless you count some societies at university); I am a concerned citizen who, like you,...
By Simon Allison (Daily Maverick) ECONOMIC crises are not unique to Zimbabwe, and the international community has plenty of practice in dealing with them. Usually, some combination of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and western donor governments steps in to provide the necessary loans and financial assistance that...
By #ThisFlag This morning 12 July 2016 at 9am Pastor Evan Mawarire went to Harare Central Police Station at the behest of CID Law and Order. After some interrogation he was charged under section 36 for inciting violence and disturbing peace. They immediately went to his house with a search warrant...
By Michael Mupotaringa The headline is misleading and false, the actual study that informs it is academically dubious, and the entire reasoning behind it is just baffling. This morning, public owned but the state operated daily, The Herald carried a somewhat shocking news report that sent social media into a frenzy....
By Malvern Mkudu and Mlondolozi Ndlovu Last week’s decision by ZIFA President Phillip Chiyangwa to appoint himself as chairman of the referees’ selection committee has generated a lot of controversy. This decision was taken as a way of stamping corruption out of match officiating after a series of controversial refereeing...
By Bisi Alimi Let us talk about Mark Zuckerberg picture of eating African food with his hands and the applause he is receiving from Africans, both from the poor and the elite. It saddens me that in 2016, a white person eating African food will receive such accolades from Africans. I have...
By Maynard Manyowa Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe who has recently hogged the news for assaulting journalists in Singapore, and airport staff in Malaysia has been caught up in another assault saga; this time, in South Africa. Grace’s penchant for brawling seems to be inspiring her to go on an all...