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In Zimbabwe cyclones off the Mozambique coast are almost always bad news. Typically, our rainfall starts in November each year and runs through to March or April. ...

IN ancient Israel, men were known to have total control over their women; just like in Saudi Arabia today where women fight for the privilege of driving cars. ...

LAST week was all about the shocking situation at Zimbabwe’s public health institutions. The country held its breath as doctors told the health minister, Obadiah Moyo, of how the institutions set up to heal the nation have become death traps themselves as shortages of basic medication and equipment have turned them into agents of quick, horrible and painful deaths. ...

Finding the best personnel that can easily fit in your culture can be a difficult task, especially for human resources managers. ...

A more efficient management system of scarce foreign exchange is key to price stabilisation and business growth. ...

Zimbabwe is on a journey of reform. Nobody ever said it wouldn’t be a bumpy ride; but the most important thing is that the journey has begun, and we are heading in the right direction. ...

As climate change-induced disasters continue to wreak havoc in southern Africa where lives are lost and infrastructure destroyed, our politicians appear confused, clueless, empty and banal. ...

Weekends in Africa tend to be occupied by praise and worship by different religions. ...

A signature characteristic of former President Robert Mugabe (pictured)’s administration was silence in the face of crippling crises. Zimbabweans, at the height of Mugabe’s rule, had become resigned to fate. ...

While Trans-frontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs), which re-established the movement of wildlife within larger landscapes, minus fencing, are a welcome concept in recent years in boosting economic development and biodiversity conservation, the absence of a formal policy on animal disease control has negative impacts on public health, agriculture, commerce and even conservation itself, experts say. ...

YOU can always trust South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to send coded messages to his comrades in Zimbabwe. ...

The best thing in life is to discover one’s purpose early. When you discover your purpose, it becomes easy to know what you must do for the rest of your life. Purpose will tell you what to do and what not to do in order to improve your life. ...

Zimbabwe is currently at a point where the government is in the process of attempting to align some laws with the main Constitution. ...

The past couple of weeks has witnessed parliamentary committees actively engaging the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on the monetary and fiscal policy measures. ...

ONE thing for sure is that Zimbabwe is not short of real original thinking to counter the West's capture of some Zimbabwean minds. ...

Friday March 8 was International Women’s Day. The perfect time to start a debate about why so many democracies are failing on this issue, how we can better measure democracy to reflect the realities faced by both women and men, and how much we lose if we exclude women from the political system. ...

When Donald Trump took over as the President of the United States, he demanded that the arsenal of weapons for the fighting forces he commands must be increased drastically. ...

Following the clash between the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya with the Public Accounts and Finance Committee over the definition of quasi-fiscal activities that the central bank is carrying out, this short article will help give the definition of quasi-fiscal activities as well as proffer examples that are informed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Budget Partnership (IBP), including many other sources. ...

Nearly one-and-a-half years ago when Alyssa Milano asked women to click MeToo on their social media platforms, the #MeToo movement was born. ...

We have just come through a really tough wet season. ...

Sardonic Zimbabweans have a joke for every crisis. ...

WORKPLACE bullying is a widespread problem and a cancer that has been gaining momentum. Every day, employees across the nation are bullied and abused at work. In fact, the issue of workplace bullying is a growing problem that affects almost everyone at workplaces. ...

Not one, but two perfect storms hit Zimbabwe last week during Finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s visit to Washington DC – the extension of United States sanctions which vexed President Emmerson Mnangagwa and news of the Ballard Partners lobbying firm, hired by him, which made the people he was elected to serve livid. ...

There is a stubborn truth that stands majestically at the centre of opposition politics since time immemorial that one wonders why many do not see the lesson and continue to fall headlong into the same pit as others that came before them. ...

While chatting with one of my nephews recently, I asked what he would do with the money if he won lotto. ...

The post-Robert Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe continues to struggle to establish its legitimacy. ...

Even in the advent of massive textile influx from China and second-hand clothes from other countries, cotton farming is still regarded highly in Zimbabwe. ...

SUBSEQUENT events, following January fuel price hikes, have seen government drift off course from the envisaged parastatal reforms charter as espoused by the two-year Transitional Stabilisation Programme, the 2018 and 2019 budget statements, respectively. ...

The worst problem that any country or company; is to be led by people that are less smarter than them. ...

FEAR traumatises us so much that we end up not tasting the joy, experience and adventure of life. ...