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Late former President Robert Mugabe

The good, bad and ugly legacy of Robert Mugabe

By Marshall Bwanya FORMER President Robert Mugabe’s legacy is a complex, contested terrain with divergent views and opinions. In his legacy lies the good, bad and ugly. He was a multi-faceted individual that cannot be dissected at face value. No individual can disqualify his contribution to the liberation of Zimbabwe and Africa as a whole.

Late former President Robert Mugabe

Debate on the legacy of Mugabe misplaced

By Geraldine Sibanda As l heard about Robert Mugabe’s death, l felt nothing. Nothing at all. No pain. No sadness. No anger. Nothing. I could not explain this feeling until l figured out, it was because he deserves nothing. Feeling an emotion, any emotion would be giving him too much credit. The common thread about

Late former President Robert Mugabe always had the last laugh

Robert Mugabe; an opportunist, ambitious failure who hijacked a people’s revolution

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Born in 1924, Robert Gabriel Mugabe became one of Zimbabwe’s most talked about nationalists. Much of the publicity surrounding the name Robert Mugabe took place from around 1960, when he was voted as Secretary General of the National Democratic Party [NDP] at its first Congress in October 1960. The NDP had been

Late former President Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe obituary

The Guardian As the armoured vehicles rolled in to Harare in November 2017, after weeks of political fencing and brinksmanship, Robert Mugabe could not believe he had lost. The senior military leadership who placed the Zimbabwean president under house arrest made it clear they were conducting the politest of coups, while stressing to the outside

New telecomms tariffs loom as inflation soars

TechnoMag Telecommunications experts are engaging the Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) for another tariff increase as operational costs continue to balloon. While the price of diesel continues to go north amidst foreign currency disparities, mainly driven by RTGS bond value distortions and FOB prices, fuel prices will continuously rise in Zimbabwe every week.

Of demonstrations and government’s response

By Takudzwanashe Mundenga We often say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this, we picture the time to be placed in an obscure and distant future. There is never a convenient time for any of us to die, but it is indeed a premature death when parents have to

Axed Minister Prisca Mupfumira

The Effects of Trivializing Corruption in Africa

By Takudzwanashe Mundenga One of the colossal challenges facing the post-colonial Africa is the scourge of political corruption and lack of accountability and transparency in public spending. Resources that are meant for public good like building schools, health centres and improving service delivery are diverted for personal gain by a few oligarchs. Africa is indeed

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Zimbabwe at ‘tipping point’ with ‘wheels coming off’

Bloomberg News Zimbabwe’s finance minister responded to the country’s worsening economic crisis last week by blacking out inflation statistics for the next six months, boosting the price of the little power that’s available five-fold and admitting what the International Monetary Fund told him in April: the economy will contact for the first time since 2008.

Gnashing your teeth over rising fuel prices? Implications enormous for business

By Japhet Chiri Every driver’s nightmare has become securing fuel and getting it at an affordable price. Remember the days of parity with the US dollar, when fuel was at USD$1.36 for petrol &USD$1.25 for diesel? Fuel companies could easily buy and trade fuel without much intervention from the central bank as it was economic

Stanley Gama

Zim Cricket ban: When political hyenas stray onto the sports field

By Stanley Gama I HAVE been out of active journalism for almost two years now after circumstances beyond my control and my pride as an independent journalist meant that I had to unceremoniously leave the Daily News just before the November 2017 ouster of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, which ushered in President Emmerson Mnangagwa. My

ICT Minister Kazembe Kazembe

Why the ICT sector is now struggling

By Toneo Rutsito Zimbabwe’s telecoms sector has hit the May Day button yet it seems all normal for the average users and those in authority. Ironically, ICTs are a key component of the social fabric, and we are yet to see the government subsidising the telecoms sector the same way it does with the fuel

Alex Magaisa

Governments have an obligation to deliver public goods to citizens in return for the exercise of political power

By Alex Magaisa Public goods are sometimes referred to as political goods. The government usually claims a monopoly in the provision of public goods thereby preventing others from producing them while some are by nature the sole responsibility of the government. Therefore, the government might claim a monopoly in the delivery of electricity but the delivery of

Here is how you can stop HIV this season

By Takudzwa Mukiwa Takudzwa Mukiwa is the Head of Social Marketing for Britain’s leading HIV and Sexual Health charity Terrence Higgins Trust – and this summer he’s inviting you all to play your part in stopping HIV in its tracks. Recently at African Nations Cup UK, (which Team Zimbabwe UK won), I was discussing HIV

Are Banks Racist and is Prayer alone enough?

I get asked this question so many times. My answer is always the same. No!! Banks are not racist. The next question I get asked is then “how come they keep funding only white people and reject our proposals”. Well, I will tell you…truth hurts, and this truth will hurt very much…but let me tell

Alex Magaisa

Return of the Zimbabwe dollar

By Alex Magaisa The most significant news from Zimbabwe today is the dramatic return of the Zimbabwe dollar. Zimbabweans woke up to the news of a legal instrument, Statutory Instrument 142 of 2019, which reintroduces the Zimbabwe dollar and ends the multi-currency regime. The purpose of this note is not to assess the legality of SI142/19