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We Need To Talk More About Consent In Zimbabwe!

Zimbabwe is part of the movement of women and girls around the world who are demanding that their voices are heard and are at the core of decisions about their bodies. Zimbabwe is marking SheDecides Day, the global day of activism driving change for bodily autonomy on 2 March, by recording a digital conversation and

Author...Nomazulu Thata

African ‘Dead Aid’ Will Stop Within 5 Years: Part Two

By Nomazulu Thata                                                                       In part one I concentrated on Dr. Dambisa’s “Dead Aid” book she passionately wrote in 2009 highlighting the need for Africa to shift its focus away from foreign aid and instead, seeking solutions that are sustainable to the economy of Africa and other aspects of development: solutions that bring dignity to the

Tobacco Contract Farming ‘Modern Day Slavery’

Tobacco contract farming in Zimbabwe does not benefit the ordinary farmer , as it turns farmers into slaves to enrich the Contracting Companies. Farmers are turned into disguised workers for the contracting companies and they are always in credit living them without surplus money to recapitalize and survive. The contracting companies do not give farmers

Author...Nomazulu Thata

AID To Africa Is Dead Aid: It Must Be Stopped. Part One

By Nomazulu Thata                                                                       We need to ask ourselves critical questions; is foreign aid good for Africa? What purpose is it intended for? Is aid helping the people it is intended to assist in alleviating hunger and poverty in African communities? When did foreign aid to Africa start? Why is there still abject poverty of unimaginable

Author...Nomazulu Thata

Alternative Marshall Plan mit Africa

By Nomazulu Thata The EU Marshall Plan with Africa is the buzzword and future music in Germany today that is caring currency in the incumbent government of CDU/CSU and this idea could be recognized as a basis to redefine foreign aid to Africa. Aid in Africa was meant to alleviate poverty on the continent, but

US President Joe Biden

Now Is The Time For US To Reset Relations With Zimbabwe

Marc Holtzman Africa’s role in global affairs is only going to grow in the coming decades, given that by 2050, Africa will account for 25 per cent of the world’s population. There is no better time for the United States to reset relations with a foreign country than at the change of an administration. While

Zim Should Undertake Training Programmes In Poverty Alleviation

By Melody Mlilo In 2020, China announced proudly to the world that it had managed to lift its people from poverty. This is a feat that is remarkable, and closes off 40 years of hard work, accelerated under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. The eradication of poverty by China is a global first, which

Pride Mkono

Beyond Rhetoric; Towards Strategic Refocus Of The Democratisation Agenda: A Think Paper On Zimbabwe Opposition

By Pride Mkono Abstract Since the coup of November 2017, Zimbabwe has been faced with the intensification and consolidation of authoritarianism which is actively closing the democratic space, reversing democratic gains and seeking to annihilate the opposition. Simultaneously, the opposition’s own contradictions have deepened and are spiraling out of control to the point of almost

Author: Nomazulu Thata

Drawing Parallels Between Bitter Election Losers Khupe And Trump

By Nomazulu Thata Is it even possible to make such comparisons between Madam Thokozani Khupe and Donald Trump regarding the shenanigans of the two politicians’ elections defeat? Yes, it is possible; this is a global village whose stories are caught on social media with great exuberating and excitement. On NewZimbabwe.com social media there was an

Luke Tamborinyoka

Looking The Beast In The Eye

Central government at the epicentre  of the challenges facing local authorities By Luke Tamborinyoka Introduction Today is Christmas day, the day we celebrate the birth of the Son of Man, our Lord Jesus Christ. It is  a day that is supposed to be a day of love, unity, togetherness and celebration. A day that families

Tapiwanashe Chiriga

Zinasu Commemorates Unity Day In A Divided Country

By Tapiwanashe Chiriga Thirty-three years ago on this day, the country’s then two major political parties signed an agreement that has since been named the Unity Accord to end the violent, brutal, genocidal and savage massacre of Zimbabwean citizens mostly from the western half of the country by the government of Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Millions Now Denied Right To Education

By Thandekile Moyo In January 2020, teachers in Zimbabwe did not go back to work when schools opened. They said they were incapacitated, they did not have transport money to go to and from work and they did not have any money to buy meals to eat at work. They also said they could not