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Long Read: By Maynard Manyowa As she walked down a gravel dirt road, surrounded completely by bushes, Mmathabo Mooa, 15 at the time, instinctively turned backwards, and saw what appeared a male figure walking briskly towards her. Unlike most 15-year-old girls, Mmathabo was a woman already. Circumstances and experiences, had forced...
By Silvanos Mudzvova Cde Dickson Chingaira Makoni aka Chinx passed away a few days ago. To the loved ones he has left behind, I say, ‘Nematambudziko' (Condolences). In Zimbabwe, norm often dictates that ‘Afa anaka’, loosely translated to ‘better he that has passed’ but implying that no bad thing, nomatter how honest...
Hydroponic vertical farming system. (Shutterstock) By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi, Auburn University The Netherlands is building its first large-scale commercial vertical indoor farm. It’s expected to serve Europe’s largest supermarket chains with high quality, pesticide-free fresh cut lettuce. Vertical farms use high tech lighting and climate controlled buildings to grow crops like leafy...
By Patson Dzamara The unprecedented rise of the citizens’ movement in Zimbabwe gave ordinary citizens a loud and bold voice. After the disbanding of the GNU and the 2013 elections, Itai Dzamara was the first citizen to boldly stand up, speak out and act against ZANU PF's failure to run the...
By Prof Changamire The world is coming to terms with a paroxysm of national anger and the reality of The Donald being the POTUS elect, despite many polls and experts saying otherwise, Donald Trump now occupies the Oval office. A question on many an analyst is how did it happen? I...
By Prof Changamire A day is a very long time in politics. Yesterday (01 November, 2016), Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education threw the mother of all tantrums. A long scathing plethora of accumulated threats to sue every key influential figure in government. From fellow cabinet member, Minister Chris...
  Written by Malvern Mkudu (Edited by Maynard Manyowa) Robert Mugabe may well be a powerful man, but his power has always been derived by those that backed him, more significantly the war veterans and the military. Now that they have deserted him, the nonagenarian is there for the taking -...