Chinamasa’s Ministry the pot of gold for internet censure

By Tariro Senderayi Lets us not be fooled into getting carried away with trivialities. The cabinet reshuffle was orchestrated by his Excellency who has been the chief orchestrator of many things successful since the 1980 administration. The new Ministry of Cyber Security, Threats and Mitigation might just be a blessing that Zanu-PF has been waiting […]

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Mnangagwa Saga Reveals Mugabe May be Over the Hill

By Wisdom Mumera Frail, fickle and faded at 93 and married to a wife who thinks calling a spear by its name is always a virtue, Mugabe is no longer the calculated and scientific politician he once used to be. This reality has been a long time coming and apparent but the Mnangagwa case has […]

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Mnangagwa’s ouster: will there be promised fireworks?

By Tariro Senderayi From history, we have learnt that once you are on the receiving end of a serious tongue lashing from the first lady Grace Mugabe, you are closely inching towards the Zanu PF exit door. A good example is that of former Vice President Joice Mujuru who went through the same fate as current Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. However, the difference between the …

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BVR shortcomings: ZimRights fear Zimbos might fail to register

 By Tafadzwa Muranganwa ZimRights says it is concerned that challenges observed during the biometric voter registration (BVR) pilot exercise might result in voter apathy as some people will fail to register. As Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) prepares for the voter registration blitz exercise scheduled to start on the 10th of October, the rights watchdog says it is worried that the slow pace of registration might …

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How coalition confusion plays in the way of Zanu PF

 By Watmore Makokoba The convergence of opposition parties towards bolstering prospects of political change in the 2018 elections was seen as a noble idea; however, the move has brought more internal skirmishes and further splits than the expected unity. According to a poll survey by the Afro-barometer, 45 percent of Zimbabweans support an opposition coalition; however, there are still many sticking points which are threatening …

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No Progress, no improvement: 2018 Elections likely to replicate same challenges

By Watmore Makokoba With only a few months to go before the 2018 general elections, there is no significant change that guarantees a paradigm shift in reforms and governance, signifying a high possibility that the forthcoming elections will be yet another flaw and sham. According to the Election Barometer launched by the Election Resource Centre […]

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ZIM HIP-HOP HEADS CRAFT WAYS TO STAY IN THE GAME

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Local MCs are devising many ways to keep the popular genre alive and make it pay at the same time. On Saturday, Shoko Festival hosted the first ever Zim Hip Hop summit jointly organised by Jibilika to discuss pertinent issues affecting the industry and it was graced by many celebrated hip-hop heads, […]

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YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

By Staff Reporter Norton legislator Temba Mliswa is set to hold a blitz of symposiums in the country’s 10 provinces in an effort to sensitise youth on the electoral processes and the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system. The symposiums will be held under the banner of Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (YARD). YARD is a youth pressure group advocating for youth participation in …

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Human trafficking: U.S. engages Zim

By Daniel Chigundu US officials who were in the country a few weeks ago have revealed that their country is pushing for more partnership with Zimbabwe to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) issues. The two officials, Torrie Higgins who is Program Advisor at the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State and Haley Wright a Foreign Service Officer …

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Why respite may come from the oppressor

 By Wisdom Mumera News that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed a US$3 million defamation lawsuit against Professor Jonathan Moyo has heightened the likelihood that any kind of political and economic respite Zimbabwe may experience in 2018 may have a strong Zanu PF hand. The frictions in the party are reaching the kind of heights and type of tussles from which something has to break …

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