Zimbabwean artists participation in politics: Ngatibudiranei pachena!

by Silvanos Mudzvova The ‘Arts’ sector has for years complained that the government and politicians are not respecting them by not listening to their demands. Since 1980 the Zanu PF government has never appointed a cabinet minister with an arts background to head the Arts ministry. As a result, the ‘Arts’ sector has continually been […]

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Open Letter to Pokello & Taka Chivore

Dear Pokie And Guy Who Got Two Minutes Of Fame By Posting About Women Who Friend & F**K Zone Guys I originally wasn’t going to address this, I barely even tweeted about it but I have a sort of twisted moral obligation as a comedian to speak up. The same kind of twisted moral obligation […]

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Why most young marriages fail the day they start

By Prince Noble (Papa) In a typical buying and selling transaction, the product has no opinion. The buyer bargains with the seller and if they reach consensus ownership of the product changes. Unfortunately, our deep-rooted culture has been abused through greed to use the same principles on the girl-child in a trade commonly known as […]

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Why most young marriages fail the day they start

By Prince Noble (Papa) In a typical buying and selling transaction, the product has no opinion. The buyer bargains with the seller and if they reach consensus ownership of the product changes. Unfortunately, our deep-rooted culture has been abused through greed to use the same principles on the girl-child in a trade commonly known as […]

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World Poverty Clock | 37.9% of Zimbabweans live in extreme poverty

by Munya Bloggo One of the highlight of #rp17 re:publica 2017 media convention for me was the World Poverty Clock exhibition stand. Charmaine Taus, the Head of Operations at World Data Lab in Vienna, Austria explained how they managed to build the amazing tool through the help of their global network.  The clock is based on a global […]

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The eviction of Cheshire Disabled people: A story of prejudice & neglect

By Watmore Makokoba It is 5 am early in the morning and everyone is probably contemplating on waking up or have one last nap of sleep before rising up for the day, this can only be in the dreams and imaginations to the Cheshire house former inhabitants. As Monica (not real name) narrates her ordeal after forcing […]

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In a Gokwe, a teenager battles forced marriage to her uncle

By Watmore Makokoba Agnes Mutsoko aged 18, of Musambasi village had to seek justice from the traditional court of chief Nemangwe following her battling the threat of a forced marriage to septuagenarian uncle, Obert Matambirofa. Her recent marriage to youthful boyfriend, Liberty Mugari, 19, faced challenges – after her husband fell sick to a mysterious […]

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Zim is the 2nd most developed country in Africa… wait what?

(Not so) Dear His Excellency, Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces And President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Chancellor of All State Universities, Life President of Zimbabwe and blah blah blah blah (you get the gist of it) I was watching you speak the World economic forum and besides wondering why a man […]

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HIFA 2017 6-day program starts today!

By Kudzayi Zvinavashe Running under the theme, Staging an Intervention, Harare is billed to come to life as the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) is set to open its doors to festival goers on the 2nd of May in what is slated to be a 6-day program. Speaking at the press conference, HIFA […]

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