Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

On December 30, 2018, 46 million people cast their ballots in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a peaceful transition of power in this country since the end of Belgian rule in 1960. If this election produces a result that’s widely viewed as credible, it will cement a new era of representative government in Africa. ...

Modern slavery is a crime against humanity. Although some types of enslavement, like sex trafficking, are widely known, others hide in plain sight. Enslavement happens in many industries — including restaurants, domestic work, electronics, construction, textiles, steel and seafood. ...

Government’s continued insistence that its surrogate bond note currency and real time gross settlement (RTGS) bank balances have the same value with the United States dollar is unfathomable. ...

AS I watch children going to school yesterday morning, I could not help, but be troubled by how few they were – an indication that a huge number of them will not be going due to unaffordable school fees, uniforms and stationery – thus a whole generation will be denied education. ...

Schools open today amid swirling confusion as regards the educators’ strike. The widespread labour unrest has the potential to cause unmetered damage and chaos. ...

We all have very short memories. Looking back over the 20th Century, we can see how a global conflict like the First World War can break out over what seems like a tiny, inconsequential incident in Austria. ...

It is now more than 12 months since President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in November 2017. The general feeling among Zimbabweans is that nothing much has changed since both the coup and the July 30 2018 elections. ...

Have you ever wondered what it takes for bees to make sweet honey or ants to store food for the whole season? It takes teamwork. One of the ...

AS the circus and confusion with regards to the junior doctors’ strike continues unabated, it is time government shows sincerity to both the disgruntled medical practitioners and the general public. ...

Although clean energy is sufficiently sustainable, user-friendly, people-centred and context-specific, it is, however, not that cheap as we are made to believe. ...

The year 2018 has now come to an end, and we have to re-think leadership. If you are a manager, CEO or leader, this will be a great ...

SCHOOLS are next week set to open for the first term of this year amid uncertainty over whether teachers will report for duty, as government has failed to ...

THE results of the elections and the outcome of the Constitutional Court did not go in favour of the youthful MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and his party, but ...

“Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They developed that opportunity that was at hand,” (Bruce Barton). ...

More than a year ago after the military transition, it was thought the aim by the plotters was to “restore the country's legacy”, but now people across Zimbabwe talk of and yearn for sustainable progress and how to achieve a middle-class economy that President Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed in his maiden United Nations speech last October as he boldly declared: “Our vision is to become a middle-income economy with a per capita income of about US$3 500. This will bring on board increased investment, decent jobs, broad-based empowerment and a society free from poverty and corruption by 2030.” ...

LAST week, a massive power outage lasting more than 50 hours left half of the country without electricity, crippling any sort of activity in southern Zimbabwe. ...

The funeral service in December 2018 for the late 41st President of the United States, George H Bush, who was in office from 1989 to 1993 (not to be confused with his son, George W Bush, the 43rd President of the US, who served from 2001 to 2009) was as inclusive as it was instructive. ...

THE recent announcement by one of country’s stock market leaders, Delta Beverages, that it will be selling its products in United States dollars starting tomorrow should be a wake-up call to government to realise that the surrogate currency, bond note, has completely lost its lustre. ...

The question on every Zimbabwean’s mind is why Muchinguri had to wait all this long to start making statements on the death of Zimbabwe’s most decorated general. ...

I USED to know a young woman graduate from the local university. She was vivacious, full of ideas and would have been popular as a teacher. But nobody employed her. In her desperation, she joined the army. ...

The recent concerted efforts by veterans of Zimbabwe’s 1960s and 70s liberation struggle to raise the presidential age limit from the current 40 years to 52 years raises very pertinent questions as to the reasoning behind this move. ...

THE year 2019 has arrived! Here are 365 days on offer; presenting 365 new chances! For the majority of us Zimbabweans, our hope is that the government will use this new chance to do things differently and set the country on a new trajectory. ...

Ten years ago, South African physicist Neil Turok made a bold prediction: the world’s next Einstein will be from Africa. A decade later, it is worth considering whether the continent is any closer to finding the next global genius. ...

We seem to have been putting up with a lousy government, forever besetted corruption, nonsensical monetary and macroeconomic policies forever. First, we had the Rhodesian government from 1960 onwards, which resulted in the imposition of mandatory United Nations sanctions and then the liberation war. Were these inevitable? I do not think so. But with the national leadership we had at that time, both were unavoidable. ...

AS some people met in Bulawayo on Sunday at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair grounds under the pretext of praying for the nation, it is of paramount importance that we, as Christians, be very wary of being used by politicians for their shallow and narrow selfish political objectives. ...

When a whole country tries to get richer by printing more money, it rarely works. Because if everyone has more money, prices go up instead. And people find ...

Today marks the end of 2018 and what a dramatic year it has been. It started off full of promise and hope coming just six weeks after departure ...

WHILE it is the duty of the world leaders to lead the way in charting the climate action paths for sustainable solutions and parameters, as the leaders strive ...

THE idea of shifting the local football league calendar to match that of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), which has aligned its own with the European one, ...

Unless, and until we ourselves demand our rights without any fear — we can kiss any hope of a better life good-bye — in fact, kusikufa ndekupi? ...