Opinion

Opinion

US President Donald Trump

Win Or Lose: Trump Has Changed The World

BBC THE president of the United States is not just the leader of his country, he is probably the most powerful person on Earth. What he does changes life for all of us. Donald Trump is no exception. So how exactly has Mr Trump changed the world? How the world sees America President Trump has

Constantino Chiwenga

Why Is Zimbabwe Conscripting Its Doctors? It’s All About Control

America Magazine In December 2017, a month after Robert Mugabe’s sudden fall from power in Zimbabwe, his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed Constantino Chiwenga, an army general, to serve as vice president. That decision was interpreted by many as a reward for leading the coup that ended 37 years of Mugabe rule. More appointments of military men

Improving Bread Production In Zimbabwe

World Grain SANDWICH loaf production requires high-protein wheat flour. But since mills in Zimbabwe constantly contend with shortages of strong imported wheat, a promising alternative is mixing imported with homegrown wheat or even gluten-free maize or cassava flour. The poorer baking properties of these flours can be compensated for with special enzyme systems. The most

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

In Zimbabwe Literature Is Protest

By Beavan Tapureta IN November 2017, when a military coup removed Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s head of state after 37 years of rule, euphoria gripped the whole country. Many saw it as an end to “the house of hunger”—the title of a widely read 1978 novel by Dambudzo Marechera that described the people’s suffering under

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

Hopewell Chin'ono

Creeping Clampdown On Dissent: Beware Zimbabwe’s Cybersecurity Bill

Daily Maverick THE intensified prosecution of those expressing themselves on Twitter and other social media platforms indicates the government’s desire to protect itself from public pressure. Now, a new bill clamping down on cybersecurity and data protection is set to further curtail freedom. Criminalising dissenting voices like politician Jacob Ngarivhume and journalist Hopewell Chin’ono would have

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

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

SA Needs More Diplomatic Muscle To Crack Zimbabwe’s Defiant Govt

By Sikhululekile Mashingaidze AMID a spiralling economic and political crisis, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed the people of his country on August 4. His speech, though sudden — four days after his government’s violent clampdown on the July 31 citizen protests — was highly anticipated. There may have been a desperate hope among some sections of the bruised

Alex Magaisa

Big Saturday Read: The Regime’s Own Goal

Alex T. Magaisa When the ANC Came to Harare   A special delegation of the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, was in Harare this week. Led by the ANC secretary-general, Ace Magashule, the delegation held a long meeting with representatives of Zanu PF led by Obert Mpofu, the party’s secretary for administration.

Douglas Mwonzora

A trail of Rejection as the MDC Alliance shall Laugh last.

Sesel Zvidzai Douglas Mwonzora and Khupe can only win in cases arbitrated by third parties. And they need biased arbitrators for success. They have been celebrating the Pyrrhic victories which we’re midwifed by the captured courts of Zimbabwe. These are courts which may not proudly associate with the verdicts they give. They are like anybody

Big Saturday Read: The Tenth Province

By Alex T. Magaisa 1922 On 27 October 1922, voters in Southern Rhodesia participated in a referendum. They had two choices: to establish self-government or to join the Union of South Africa. Before this, the territory was administered by the British South Africa Company (BSAC) which had been granted a Royal Charter in 1889. A

Zambia President Edgar Lungu

A Lesson Unlearnt: Zambia On Path To Zimbabwe-Like Ruin

By Greg Mills DESPITE the example of neighbouring Zimbabwe’s economic collapse over the last 25 years, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is apparently intent on his country relearning this maths lesson. The diplomatic brouhaha over SA Finance Minister’s Tito Mboweni’s comments about Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s firing of Reserve Bank Governor Denny Kalyalya obscures a

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