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The last few weeks have been very interesting in Zimbabwean politics. Interesting because so much has happened in the blink of an eye. ...

In March, Zimbabwe will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Constitution, which was approved by a popular referendum in 2013. The Constitution was one of the major achievements of the Inclusive Government which governed the country for four years between 2009 and 2013. ...

THE Norton member of Parliament Temba Mliswa-led Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee’s call to summon former President Robert Mugabe to Parliament to answer and explain his 2016 claim that $15 billion worth of diamond revenue went missing is a welcome development, but it depends on how this process would be conducted. ...

AS I entered the Sibanda homestead in Funyana village, Silobela, Mbuya Sibanda was patiently picking short pieces of copper wire for her grandson, Ignatius Sibanda (16), which he had just dropped and placing them within his reach. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit to main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai marks a monumental moment in Zimbabwean politics despite the various interpretations ascribed to the visit. ...

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa seemed to be heralding a new dawn late last year when he said the government did not have money to buy cars for chiefs. ...

There is a mistaken view that all Zimbabweans supported the coup that brought to an abrupt end former President Robert Mugabe’s tyrannical rule. ...

Ever since the artisanal miners’ invasion on the country’s vast mineral resources and landscapes, seeking instant riches or rather survival from gold and chrome deposits, or just trying to ease the jaws of biting economic conditions, land degradation has consumed a significant chunk of the country’s productive land and waterways. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call to stop blaming sanctions for the country’s economic malaise is timely, and we urge the government to craft policies that can kick-start the economy without being bogged down with the infantile sanctions mantra that characterised former President Robert Mugabe’s regime. ...

Our current political and economic situation does not make it easy for us to map and prioritise a way forward for our country. There is both political pressure and a temptation to want to do everything because it is assumed that people want everything achieved at once, impossible as it may be. ...

The November 15, 2017 military intervention which culminated in a new administration headed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa will not only have an effect on current socio-economic and political changes taking place, but hugely so on the subsequent voting behaviour at the impending 2018 polls in Zimbabwe. ...

With schools opening this week, we turn attention to the education rights of school children who live with various disabilities. Unless, one is affected or interacts with disabled children in some aspect of their life, the issues affecting them are rarely discussed. ...

“The person who is incapable of making mistakes is incapable of doing anything,” once noted Abraham Lincoln. Today will jump straight into the arena of mistakes. For if your past mistakes are viewed positively they can do wonders for you. ...

For the past decade, my life has been spent on stage speaking. I have been in front of corporate professionals, young people, congregants, on television and radio. ...

FORMER Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo’s arrogance, self-righteousness and paternalistic attitude can only be described as nauseating, if the things he said during his recent interview with BBC’s Zeinab Badawi on HARDtalk really came from his heart. ...

The grace of God cushions and empowers us. It capacitates and enables us to achieve beyond the realm of humanity. ...

If you are driving to Kariba or Mana Pools, then Chinhoyi Caves Park is an excellent place to stop and have a look around. ...

THERE are hopeful signs that, following Robert Mugabe’s ouster in 2017, Zimbabwe is salvagable as a nation. ...

Do you feel like you may have just squandered the first dozen days of the year? That you are already running out of time, even as the race is just beginning? ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa seems to be continuing where his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, left off, by rewarding dubious and questionable characters heroes’ statuses, which they do not deserve. ...

As a nation we are in the season and mode of rebuilding. I hear a lot of talk on rebuilding our economy, politics, business, and even our character and culture of doing things and this is exciting, if only it will work. ...

THE Tuesday meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and vice-chancellors and principals of State universities and tertiary institutions was key to the country’s new economic transformation trajectory, as it provided a platform to ensure our education system, is in sync with the obtaining environment. ...

I HAVE decided to give this column a personal touch and name partly because coming up with a new title each week was becoming a headache but also to allow me to discuss a broad spectrum of issues that come to attention in a specific week. ...

A FEW years back, Danielle Resnick and Daniela Casale piloted one of the few Africa-wide contemporary studies on youth political representation and participation, centred on the 2008 Afro-barometer data covering 19 countries. ...

THE bold steps taken by MDC-T and MDC-Alliance leader Morgan Tsvangirai in the last few years on the country’s political arena is a breath of fresh air as it is a complete departure to what Zimbabweans have been subjected to since independence. ...

Good morning Zimbabwe and complements of the New Year. It has been a while since we last had a conversation. A lot has transpired during my absence. 2017 could not have ended any better. I cannot fathom anything better than the fall of the incompetent and corrupt former President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace. ...

The highly-publicised matter involving the suspension of four Harare City Council directors has become a curious one in light of new information on the saga. ...

Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recent visit to ailing MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, appears to have generated heated political debate and divided public opinion, over its motives. ...

Local communities and community leaders, as custodians of nature, ought to play a sustainable role in forest conservation, ownership, governance and rights. ...