Opinion & Editorials

Opinion & Editorials

AP offered up a curated list in a tweet that read: “BREAKING: Authorities say Canadians, Chinese, Americans, Italians, Indians, French, British, Egyptians among those killed in Ethiopian plane crash.” ...

WHILE the call by MDC leader Nelson Chamisa for Zanu PF first secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa to urgently dialogue with him to rescue the country’s sinking economy might appear sincere on the surface, it is important for the two politicians to stop massaging their personal egos and genuinely engage each other for the benefit of the country. ...

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. ...

THE country’s largest cities of Harare and Bulawayo have sent out chilling messages that they are running out of water. Normally, at this time of the year, the country should be experiencing widespread rains as the rainfall season passes its climax. ...

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. ...

AFTER coming into power on the back of a military coup in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa embarked on a charm offensive, both locally and international. ...

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. ...

Opinion: RESPECT GWENZI 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 ...

THE retirement of four military generals and their immediate reassignment to Foreign Affairs has been widely interpreted as President Emmerson Mnangagwa moving to coup-proof his regime by getting rid of key elements that toppled long-time ruler Robert Mugabe in 2017. However, this could have been a smoke and mirrors game, with the military entrenching itself to drive the country’s diplomatic offensive and direct its foreign policy. ...

Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected as President of Nigeria in late February, winning 56% of the vote share in a poll shrouded in controversy. ...

The borderlines separating Kenya and Somalia were first drawn in the late 19th century. ...

THE United States has announced the extension of sanctions against targeted individuals and institutions in Zimbabwe, and officialdom cried “bad wolf!” ...

I WAS having a swim on a scorching day under a brilliant sun in our neighbour’s swimming pool when a girl student from the nearby university came to have a look. ...

Government and parents are delinquently complicity in allowing our young people to pursue tertiary level qualifications that offer no value to either the country or to the graduate. The pursuit of academic paper will lead to a future class of useless graduates. ...

Zimbabwe boasts of an education system that has produced very high literacy levels and respectable academics in Africa. The country has also witnessed huge strides in the construction of schools since independence. ...

One of the most fascinating things that I have observed about most (not all) Zimbabweans is our focus span or rather our lack of it. ...

Government and parents are delinquently complicity in allowing our young people to pursue tertiary level qualifications that offer no value to either the country or to the graduate. The pursuit of academic paper will lead to a future class of useless graduates. ...

One of the most fascinating things that I have observed about most (not all) Zimbabweans is our focus span or rather our lack of it. This is perhaps why it has been easy for Zanu PF to get away with its shenanigans for this long. ...

THE government’s decision to put in place the Teaching Profession Council (TPC) Bill which seeks to, among other things, have trained teachers register to practice and acquire an annually renewable teaching practicing certificate could not have come at any better time. ...

THE red flag raised by the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe over retailers selling cloned and expired products to unsuspecting consumers needs to be taken seriously because it poses a real threat to the health of the citizens. ...

There is little justice and respect for basic human rights in Zimbabwe, still the European Union (EU) softened its sanctions regime. ...

CORRECTING the mistakes of people is not the easiest task in the world as some may think, but somebody has got to do it. Disciplining your employees always makes human resources (HR) practitioners feel awkward, but it is something that needs to be done with assertiveness, if you want a harmonious and effective workplace. ...

Here is a folklore allegory: imagine a man with a huge rural family of 10 children and a wife to take care of. ...

The role of metaphors in communicating climate science can never be under-estimated. Metaphors are used by scientists in developing thought as well as communicating with non-scientists. ...