Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

SOME five months ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said risks to Zimbabwe’s IMF Staff-Monitored Programme (SMP) “are high, including due to the materialisation of two external shocks — the El Niño-related drought impacting agricultural production and electricity supply as well as the extensive damage caused by Cyclone Idai in March. ...

Whether you like it or not, social media and its related sites is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. Did you know that employees who constantly refresh WhatsApp status, Facebook, send tweets on Twitter every few hours and then and watch Instagram stories several times a day are not working to their fullest potential. ...

The 39th Southern African Development Community (Sadc) summit held in Tanzania last month declared October 25 as a day member States will organise activities to lobby the US government to remove targeted sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. ...

It is disheartening that the iniquitous culture of abductions continues to ravage Zimbabwe long after the country is now a purported fully-fledged democracy. ...

SOUTH AFRICA has been rocked by various forms of violence over the past weeks. Attempts by the authorities to give gender-based violence more prominence over the rising wave of xenophobic attacks was not successful. Violence remains inherent and serious measures by the authorities are required to deal with its various forms. For those who can afford, they have more faith in private security companies than the national security authorities. And that is not good for South Africa. ...

The climate change phenomenon is firmly in the public domain and it is no longer a secret, but remains a problem which the people are failing to deal with decisively. ...

INDEED, every cloud has a silver lining. Amid all the gloom and doom wrought by the country’s faltering economy, recent death of its founding leader Robert Mugabe amid a tense political environment, perennially troubled Zimbabweans have something to smile about following the emphatic victory of the national rugby team, the Sables. ...

THE question on the purpose in life keeps popping up in feedback from this column. I will address the issue through a topic on discovering your place that I taught some years back on this platform. ...

AUGUST 30 is set aside by the United Nations as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. ...

MOBS have attacked foreign-owned businesses on the streets of at least three South African cities in recent days. This has caused outrage across Africa. There have even been retaliatory attacks. ...

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DEPOSED late former President Robert Mugabe is currently the most talked about individual among Zimbabweans. Ever since his death last week, tongues never took leave from wagging. His death was bound to ignite an inferno of debates and discussions. ...

IN our Tuesday edition of NewsDay we carried two unrelated stories which, however, strikingly touched on one of the many sore issues that have created animosity between the police and the very public that the force is supposed to protect. ...

The death of Robert Mugabe, the only Executive Prime Minister and only Executive President that Zimbabwe had known since independence in 1980 until 2017 —all of 37 years — has shown that he was not as unpopular as the narrative in some political circles, academia and media sections made him out to be. ...

LIKE the rest of Zimbabweans, we are watching the unfolding drama over the burial of Zimbabwe’s founding father, Robert Mugabe. ...

HARARE’S proposal of a 900% increase for water tariffs and having some ratepayers pay in foreign currency should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves. ...

AS a young lad, my late grandmother would occasionally ship me to her rural home in Nkayi, where, for the first time, I came face to face with the late former President Robert Mugabe’s handiwork. ...

Zimbabwe, the country he led for almost four decades, was never just a Robert Mugabe story either. ...

The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have ignited the long-standing tensions between the country and Nigeria. ...

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar,” Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar. ...
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SOME very wise and quite enlightened person once said: “Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy more tunnel.” ...

ZIMBABWE has a fascinating history of defying the norms, failure to be moved even by horrendous acts of its leaders and more frequently taking the grotesque in its stride like all is normal. ...

IT is a ubiquitous moral principle that cuts across most of Africa that people should not speak ill of the departed. Zimbabwe has an idiom to this effect and so do many other African nations. ...

WHILE, as a nation, we are forever supportive of fellow country folk who go out there on national duty representing Zimbabwe in various sporting disciplines, it is also imperative that our sportsmen and women take their callings to heart. ...

DECADES after former President Robert Mugabe, who died last week, is long gone, his legacy will continue to trigger spirited and heated debate anywhere on this earth because of what this man stood for and practiced. ...

ZIMBABWE is going through its worst socio-economic and political crisis in two decades. Crippling daily power outages of up to 18 hours and erratic supply of clean water are just some of the most obvious signs. Meanwhile, an inflation rate of over 500% has put the prices of basic goods beyond the reach of the majority of people. ...

THERE are lots of climate injustices taking place around the world, but one is not free to report on these issues, controversies and associated challenges. ...

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Without a vision, you live an aimless and directionless life. ...

THE Grace of God preaches salvation which gives us eternal life, that is, life existing forever. ...