Opinion

Opinion

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

Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono (left) senior MDC Alliance politicians Job Sikhala and Fadzayi Mahere are in remand prison facing charges of peddling falsehoods

How Covid-19 Is Stifling Digital Rights in Zimbabwe

Global Voices ON the morning of July 30, 2020, Zimbabweans awoke to the presence of heavily armed soldiers standing ready to crush anti-government protests scheduled to take to the streets the following day. No one was permitted entry into the central business district. The official line was that protests were prohibited in an effort to

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

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi

SADC Losing Patience With Mozambique’s Indecisiveness In Fighting Islamic State Insurgency

Daily Maverick SOUTHERN AFRICA and the wider international community are growing increasingly impatient as they wait for Mozambique to spell out a coherent, credible plan which others can support to help it fight an Islamic State-linked terrorist insurgency in its gas-rich northernmost province, Cabo Delgado. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) the European Union, France,

Second Covid-19 Wave Breaks: Tales Of Dread From Gwanda

By Thandekile Moyo THE first wave did not hit the country as badly as we feared. But now the second is upon us and, with our health system in shambles and our health workers still incapacitated, many fear we may not be as lucky. The first known casualty of Covid-19 in Zimbabwe was Zororo Makamba,

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

Why Zimbabwean Villagers Are Struggling With A False Scarcity Of Fuelwood

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Johannesburg MANY African countries depend on wood for fuel. About 81% of sub-Saharan African households use fuelwood for cooking. This is stoking concern about the links between fuelwood access, conservation and rural livelihoods. Demand for fuelwood and charcoal is often thought to be driving forest degradation.

President Mnangagwa with his Russian counterpart Putin

Red lights Are Flashing Over Russian Dealings With Mozambique, Zimbabwe

By Dzvinka Kachur Russia is clearly keen to boost its presence in Africa. “Africa is one of the priorities of Russian foreign policy,” declared Russian deputy foreign affairs minister Mikhail Bogdanov in a meeting of the Russia-Africa Public Forum on November 5. Last year’s successful Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, and September’s presentation of the new

President Mnangagwa

Zim-Swiss Relations Blossom

By Niculin Jager THIS year marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Zimbabwe. Forty years ago, in a display of political vision, Switzerland recognised the independence of Zimbabwe ahead of the declaration in April 1980 and the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries started on day one of independence followed