Mugabe continues to trouble ED even in death

OPINION By Wisdom Mumera Since his removal from power, Robert Mugabe remained a strong political voice and figure, even after his death he has connived to remain an awkward point for the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa with his alleged refusal to a Heroes Acre burial. Mugabe’s nephew Leo Mugabe had been quoted in …

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Xenophobia, Inequality Fought Differently and Wrongly

OPINION By Wisdom Mumera Xenophobia has come around again for about the third time in recent years and it should now be apparent that there are deeper issues to the senseless killings. South Africa’s xenophobic scenes, about the third since 2008, are the latest in what is actually a global manifestation of the inequality-induced tension …

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The fear curse and the disenfranchised generation: Case of Zimbabwean young people.

OPINION By James Martin Speaking during the Bastille Day Anniversary in Paris-France in July 1996, former South African President Nelson Mandela said: “Young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom.” Implied here is that the ball is in young people’s court to bring change …

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Reasons Why Demos Have ‘Lost Their Touch’

Opinion By Tariro Senderayi MDC led by Nelson Chamisa had intended to lead people into demonstrations across the country starting on the 16th of August but their intentions were met with resistance from the government through Prohibition Orders issued by the police which were also supported by the courts. Demonstrations are catered for in the …

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Six years after the New Constitution: What still needs to be fixed

OPINION By Loreen Tadzingwa The making of the new constitution is an important development in the history of any country as it affords the citizens an opportunity to either strengthen their governance system into a truly democratic one. The process gives people a chance to make a fresh start by reviewing their past experiences, identifying …

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Abductions and the Shrinking Space

By Wisdom Mumera In May 2008 Venezuela and Cuba signed two secretive agreements that allowed the Fidel Castro led the nation to revamp Hugo Chavez’s military and intelligence sectors to bolster his tottering hold on power. The collaboration created a State Intelligence, the Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) which fostered paranoia and fear in …

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Abductions and the Shrinking Space

OPINION By Wisdom Mumera In May 2008 Venezuela and Cuba signed two secretive agreements that allowed the Fidel Castro led the nation to revamp Hugo Chavez’s military and intelligence sectors to bolster his tottering hold on power. The collaboration created a State Intelligence, the Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) which fostered paranoia and fear …

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African leaders addicted to ancestral leadership

OPINION By Michelle Muchena Africa has been described by many analysts as “a young continent with old leaders” and this arises from the fact that most of these leaders though they are advanced in age or have become incapacitated they hardly retire. According to some statistics, over 15 African countries are currently being led by …

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African leaders addicted to ancestral leadership

OPINION By Michelle Muchena Africa has been described by many analysts as “a young continent with old leaders” and this arises from the fact that most of these leaders though they are advanced in age or have become incapacitated they hardly retire. According to some statistics, over 15 African countries are currently being led by …

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Sanctions or Corruption: Zimbabwe Remains on a Self-Destructive Path

By Wisdom Mumera Two epochal things happened after the coup that toppled former President Robert Mugabe; strategic moves aimed at starting a new foreign policy and setting the new regime on a new course for success. The first was the disengagement from the sanctions mantra blaming every failure on the Western measures. In January 2018 …

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