Opinion

April 17, 2018
MORE than a week ago the former head of Zimbabwe’s feared spying agency, the Central Intelligence Organisation, made the groundbreaking admission that the organisation held a 50% stake in a diamond company. This was closely followed on Tuesday by the announcement that the parliamentary committee to which this revelation...
How Grace Mugabe poaching claims benefit President Mnangagwa
April 15, 2018
By Prof Keith Somerville THE headline on The Herald could not have made it...
Zimbabwe: towards a new polity
April 12, 2018
By Patrick Zhuwao LAST week’s instalment of the ZBR (ZBR13, Between a Rock...
Zimbabwe draws breath, but how fresh is the air?
April 12, 2018
Charles Hampton, who worked in Zimbabwe between 1980 and 1984, visits the country...
China’s strategy in Africa: Thinking deeply but moving cautiously
April 9, 2018
By Wang Li IN just one week from March 29 to April 4,...
The matrix of a door: follow Eddie Cross’s example
April 1, 2018
Albert Einstein is arguably the most influential person of the 20th century and...

March 21, 2018
AS Zimbabweans, to cannot ignore or simply forget the good that has come under the leadership of the former President of the Republic Comrade Robert Mugabe would be doing history a big disfavour. He was a fanatic, ruthless and uncompromising in his pursuit for Zimbabwe’s independence, equal rights for...
A glimmer of sunshine in Zimbabwe
March 12, 2018
AS state security minister in the 1980s, Emmerson Mnangagwa was in office during...
Mnangagwa: Toward a new Zimbabwe
March 12, 2018
This is an article by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for The New York Times....
Time for youths to lead is now: Dzamara
March 7, 2018
The first time I entered into the Meikles Hotel was in 2006 to...
Chamisa launches new battle of Chinhoyi
March 6, 2018
AS a venue for any political gathering, Chinhoyi evokes conflicting emotions to many...
Zimbabwe in 2018: steering a difficult path to recovery
March 2, 2018
Despite expectations, the government must avoid the perils of quick fixes, and pursue...

February 27, 2018
By Henry Zakumumpa (PhD Candidate, Makerere University) Over the last 15 years, there’s been a rapid increase in the number of patients receiving HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. This has largely depended on foreign aid, particularly from global aid organisations such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Global...
Leaders lack ability to tell when it is time to go
February 26, 2018
The late national poet laureate, Keorapetse Kgositsile, once warned me about people who...
Morgan Tsvangirai: Footprints on the sands of history
February 24, 2018
FACTS are stubborn. It is trite to state that the story of this...
Zuma’s removal was a masterstroke: can it be repeated for the economy?
February 21, 2018
The removal of South African president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for several...
Zuma era lessons: how democracies can be held hostage by party machinations
February 21, 2018
Jacob Zuma’s late night announcement that he would step down as president of...
When Zimbabwe was the freest economy in the world
February 19, 2018
HARD as it may be to believe, Zimbabwe was once the freest economy...

January 17, 2018
MORGAN Tsvangirai, who was born March 10 1952 in Buhera, in Manicaland just across the border from Zimbabwe’s Gutu District in Masvingo, became leader of Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change in September 1999. He was a very brave and iconic figure in the leadership of Zimbabwe’s anti-authoritarian and social...
The Ramaphosa moment: how many Messiahs can one country take?
October 23, 2017
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa – forgive me, President Ramaphosa – is self-evidently a private...
Health care and elections: the critical  link
October 1, 2017
THE majority of right thinking Zimbabweans will agree with me that the state...
Mutambara: Redefining Zimbabwe’s competitiveness
January 17, 2017
Address at the ZNCC Annual Congress by Prof. Arthur G.O. Mutambara, Deputy Prime...
What’s stopping Zimbabwe’s young people from participating in elections?
December 30, 2016
ZIMBABWE will hold fresh elections at the end of July this year, a...
The five priorities South Africa’s new administration should focus on
December 30, 2016
Times of political transition bring turmoil and uncertainty. But if the country’s national...

October 27, 2016
By Derek Matyszak Opaque governance and the secrecy of Zimbabwe’s main political parties have always made it tough to work out what is happening in the country. The difficulty was compounded after the militaryinterventionin November 2017 that resulted in the ousting of Robert Mugabe as president. Ahead of elections scheduled...
The legal hurdles on road to elections
June 20, 2015
Lawyer Derek Matyszak of the Harare-based Research and Advocacy Unit was a guest on...
Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?
June 13, 2015
By Mohamed M Diatta  At a time when Africa has seen a few...
Changing Zimbabwe’s past
March 30, 2015
IN the summer of 1989, the American academic and then United States Government...
Tsvangirai must go peacefully
August 4, 2014
ZIMBABWEANS, SADC and the AU policymakers including neutral observers around the world who...
Zimbabwe: a new beginning beckons
May 23, 2014
THE end is nigh. This is the beginning of the end. Indeed, this...

March 1, 2014
SO the SADC summit which was dubbed as a make or break Zimbabwean election theatre script has now come and delivered resolutions that continue to tap into the high adrenaline levels that parties in our GPA sketch went in with. Summit back row rumour has it that Ministers Tendai...
Mandela legacy betrayed by hypocrisy
December 9, 2013
FIRST and foremost I would want to express my sincere condolences to the...
Christianity is not gullibility
December 7, 2013
“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind...
Moyo:  redefining efficiency and commitment to growth
December 7, 2013
POLITICS is about policy and policy is what defines and solidifies a country....
Tony Blair could have invaded who?
December 5, 2013
ALL the devious and dishonest denials and the deceitful negation from the architects...
Implications  of Zanu PF provincial polls
December 5, 2013
THERE is no doubt that Zanu PF has, since 31 July 2013, emerged...

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