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BEING in Harare in the past two weeks has been quite an experience. The Robert Mugabe era has finally closed after his death in Singapore on September 6, even through he is yet to be buried. ...

YOU can get addicted to many things, eg to gambling for good luck to win a fortune; you can play roulette in a casino and win a big amount by mere chance. ...

JUST when you think the funeral saga surrounding the late former President Robert Mugabe is finally over, new twists and turns emerge. ...

ZIMBABWE’S response to the callous abduction of Peter Magombeyi and other citizens is pathetic. Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo, and Information secretary Ndavaningi Mangwana have blamed the third force (outside the control of the central State) for the abduction of Magombeyi and 50 other ordinary citizens in the past weeks. ...

THE death of former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe (95) saw another of the first-generation leaders of newly independent southern African states leave the world stage. ...

TODAY, I was tempted to write that we are a nation of cowards and a people who would prefer to scapegoat and look for excuses rather than confront our problems. ...

“Protectionism is a misnomer. The only people protected by tariffs, quotas and trade restrictions are those engaged in uneconomic and wasteful activity. Free trade is the only philosophy compatible with international peace and prosperity.” — Walter Block ...

Within the greater scope of national dialogue, community newspapers can effectively contribute to the national discourse on recovery, progress and development, peace-building, reconciliation and healing using specific strategies ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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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IMMEDIATELY after the ouster of Robert Mugabe from power as President in November 2017, Zimbabwe was gripped by euphoria and a flood of positive expectations. ...

Hate-speech is a verbal assault, an attack on a person with the intention of destroying and diminishing him, or reducing her to the status of a nobody. ...

Rumours are so much common at workplaces. If you have not been a victim of one, you may have participated in it. In fact, the issue of rumours at workplaces is a growing problem that affects almost everyone there. ...

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