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Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona: Obituary – Argentina’s flawed football icon

BBC Dazzling, infamous, extraordinary, genius, outrageous. Diego Maradona. A flawed football icon. One of the game’s most gifted players, the Argentine boasted a rare combination of flair, flamboyance, vision and speed which mesmerised fans. He also outraged supporters with his controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal and plunged into a mire of drug abuse and personal

Crisis Coalition commends SADC Troika move on Mozambique, DRC

Statement by CiZC The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, an umbrella body of civic society organisations in Zimbabwe, commends the move by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to convene an Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit to discuss emerging peace and security issues in the region. The meeting will be held in Gaborone, Botswana on November 27,

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Non-monetary incentives the way to go

By Petros Manyuchwa The face-off between government and its workers over salaries has protracted to a magnitude that it’s now threatening the realisation of the national vision. The new political dispensation committed itself to transforming Zimbabwe into an upper middle income economy. That vision is only realisable if all hands are put on the deck

Noma Thata

Mnangagwa, Chamisa and Khupe must leave politics; the people shall govern

By Nomazulu Thata                                                                             Failed politicians must pack and go! What a breath of fresh air to read your todays article “No single or individual group can stage a revolution on its own”. An Alliance of Democratic Forces is long overdue. I doubt if I could have been said better, considering the chaotic politics today stubbornly

Why a Zimbabwean Farming Project Failed – Lessons for Rural Innovation

The Conversation Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit resources to promote agricultural innovations. This is based on the assumption that rural livelihoods are mainly agricultural and that the innovations will increase agricultural production and household income. As resources come under pressure from growing populations and natural resource degradation, governments and donors want to see that agricultural

We demand legalisation of abortion law in Zimbabwe. It must be free and safe

By Nomazulu Thata The high rate of violence and sexual abuse on girls and young women: the alarmingly high reported cases of rape on girls, country-wide; reports of rape in matrimonial homes are common, cases of femicide due to unsafe abortions have highly risen. Virginity testing done the day before marriage leading to rape by

ZACRAS Statement on International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)

The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) joins the world in commemorating the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) which is annually celebrated on the 28th of September. This year, the IDUAI comes at a time when the Government of Zimbabwe, through the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ), has commenced the commendable

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Who is to blame for Zimbabwe’s land reform disaster?

By Tafi Mhaka On August 31, the government of Zimbabwe announced that foreign white farmers settled in the country who lost land between 2000 and 2001 under former President Robert Mugabe’s controversial programme of land reform designed to empower landless Black peasants could apply to get it back. To enforce this dubious arrangement, the government

Author, Noma Thata

Prison awaits ex-President Bill Clinton after child sex claims

By Nomazulu Thata        ACCORDING to unsealed documents belonging to Ghislaine Maxwell, former US president Bill Clinton is cited as one of the paedophiles who visited the Paedophile island belonging to Geffrey Epstein. Just when we thought it was disgusting for Clinton to deny any relationship with Monica Lewinsky, information reveals that he visited the island

Farai Gwenure

Zimbabwe, a crime scene with a flag

By Farai Gwenure Alberto is Agent Rachel’s ex-husband who occasionally clashed with the hostage negotiating expert in popular Netflix series called Money Heist. Typical behaviour in common break ups. Alberto’s prominence in the television show is based on his crime scene investigation capabilities. Beyond his eagle eye, he had ideas only he could ponder, thinking

Zimbabwe's commercial white farmers lost their land under the land reform programme

Zimbabwe’s unaffordable billion dollar deal

By Ringisai Chikohomero The broke Zimbabwean government has announced that it will pay white farmers a whopping US$3.5 billion as compensation for the losses incurred from the chaotic and ill-conceived Fast Track Land Reform Programme of 2000. The agreement, termed the Global Compensation Deed, was entered into between the government and the Commercial Farmers’ Union

I’m a Zimbabwean doctor. The crisis is even worse than you think

African Arguments You may have heard about the seven babies stillborn in Harare Hospital in one day at the end of July. From the maternity register that night, you can see that the infants were on average a healthy weight. They should have survived. The reason they died is because Zimbabwe’s health system is simply not

Hopewell Chin'ono

Chin’ono, Ngarivhume turn symbol of repression

By Panashe Chigumadzi On Aug. 7, Zimbabwean police transferred prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume to the notorious Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison. Both figures were arrested last month and accused of inciting public violence — though, in reality, the violence came from the government itself. Now, the two prisoners of conscience —