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The ZIDERA Amendment Bill sponsored by American senators, Jeff Flake and Chris Coons reminds me of the then US Assistant Secretary of State, Johnny Carson. He made the now infamous “Choices Have Consequences” speech when he spoke just before the 2013 Kenyan election. Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William...
A list of 'looters' published by the government of Zimbabwe on Monday, 'naming and shaming' individuals and companies it alleges externalised money out of the country has raised speculations relations between Zimbabwe and China could inflame. The list, published after a three month amnesty, is laden with Chinese nationals and...
Any port in a storm, sounds logical. Until you get to a port and realize that it’s run by pirates. The idea of being excited or feeling relieved by any fallacy during a crisis may have the same effects of being stuck in a pit then you keep digging. The...
2017 ended on a high for us, with the unbelievable resignation of the two man band of terror: the irascible Grace and the narcissist Bobby Mugabe. Another favourite part was that the same Constitution and courts that they bullied into legitimising their whims and desires, turned on them and...
Guest Column by Zimbabwe's President, Emmerson D Mnangagwa (Originally published on New York Times HARARE, Zimbabwe — In November, the Zimbabwean people, led by our youth, went to the streets peacefully and joyfully, determined to have their voices heard. They called for freedom, progress and a new way of doing...
This article appears on Hopewell Chin'ono Facebook page and is published here with his permission.  Democracy as practiced in the west and how it is understood in the South, seems to mean all sorts of different things to different people. By Hopewell Chin’ono  In the US, they have a two-horse race presidential...
Mukoma Alex Magaisa in his blog post titled The day after Tsvangirai rightly pointed out, that what is currently obtaining in the MDCT is purely politics. I too share the same view. I believe these MDCT succession wrangles are an example of politics 101. People must not expect the MDCT...
Originally posted on Hopewell Chin’ono’s Facebook page and published with his permission. By Hopewell Chin’ono I have learnt that in Zimbabwe it is either you say what you believe and know to be logical and truthful, or you go with the wind for fear of upsetting those who have incorrigible political...
Guest article by The Observer Over the past few days, we have seen some troubling developments in the opposition parties, which should concern all Zimbabweans as we approach the 2018 elections. The most obvious cause for concern is the wanton violence that seems to have pervaded the MDC following the death...
Guest Column by Dr Benson Mudiwa On 1 March 2018, Zimbabwe’s government Doctors embarked on yet another industrial action. Doctor strikes in Zimbabwe have become commonplace it is worrying, especially because if one looks at the demands the Doctors are making, you can’t help but cringe at the Governments perennial...
Guest Column by Dimo Mariri Following the swearing in of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of South Africa, some pundits have claimed that the EFF will become irrelevant. President Ramaphosa is being portrayed as an anti-thesis of Jacob Zuma. There is a presumption that he is committed to a...