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Editor's Memo: Brand Zimbabwe: Implement key reforms

THE government this week launched the Brand Zimbabwe campaign, designed to enhance the country’s domestic and international appeal to investors and tourists.
By Faith Zaba Sep. 9, 2022

Editor’s Memo: Arrest ‘blacklisted’ govt suppliers

To plug rent-seeking behaviour, the government has withheld payments for a third of the providers accused of overcharging.
By Faith Zaba Sep. 23, 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Food inflation soars in Zim

The price of bread in Zimbabwe has soared to more than US$1 a loaf since Russia’s attack on Ukraine in February. This price is beyond the general public’s reach.  
By Faith Zaba Nov. 29, 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Food inflation soars in Zim.

The global lender said Zimbabwe’s aggregate food inflation stood at 321% during the period, a notable leap ahead of second placed Lebanon, whose rate was estimated at 208%.
By Faith Zaba Nov. 29, 2022

Zim caught up in Russia-Ukraine war

It is a phenomenon being experienced across the Southern African region.
By Faith Zaba Dec. 2, 2022

Give Zim a relief — for once

FINANCE and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube last week presented a national budget, which many say is anti-poor.
By Faith Zaba Dec. 2, 2022

Editor’s Memo: Gender inequality: Time to shatter status quo

In Africa, 70% of women are excluded financially. The continent has a US$42 billion financing gap between men and women.
By Faith Zaba Dec. 9, 2022

Editor’s Memo: A generation robbed of Xmas bliss

Retails shops were full with all assortments of merchandise — they did not have to travel long trips to South Africa for shopping.
By Faith Zaba Dec. 16, 2022

Editors Memo: Merry Christmas and a big thank you!

There were many of them, but the last 12 months were also characterised with accomplishments.
By Faith Zaba Dec. 23, 2022

Editor's Memo:Zim cannot afford another disputed election

Political leaders need to refrain from violence and hate messages.
By Faith Zaba Jan. 6, 2023

Disasters: Govt needs to be proactive

Both Mozambique and Madagascar put in place preparatory measures before the cyclone hit. In Madagascar, more than 7 000 people were moved to shelters and schools were closed.
By Faith Zaba Feb. 24, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Zim, US must come to the table

The penalties have also led to the loss of correspondent banking relationships with over 80 foreign banks.
By Faith Zaba Mar. 3, 2023

We must not allow bullies to gag us

Attention was also paid on the online harassment that many women face.
By Faith Zaba Mar. 10, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Political tolerance keystone to democracy

Decades of political polarisation in Zimbabwe have become a cancer that is fast tearing apart rural and urban communities.
By Faith Zaba Mar. 17, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Violence is primitive, stop it!

Yet, violence has overarching repercussions. It damages the image of the country. The “Brand Zimbabwe” and other initiatives will come to nought if violence is not tamed.
By Faith Zaba Mar. 24, 2023

Editor’s Memo: We need to foster unity, peace

The post-election period is also critical.  I want to conclude by quoting Mugabe’s acceptance speech on April 18 1980; never mind he did not stand by it.
By Faith Zaba Apr. 21, 2023

Editors memo: State must nurture Press freedom

That’s why we are the fourth estate after the legislature, judiciary and executive arms of the state.
By Faith Zaba Apr. 28, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Realistic job creation plan needed

Without labour, nothing prospers, as Sophocles, the ancient Greek tragedian, rightly said.
By Faith Zaba May. 5, 2023

Editor’s Memo: ‘Implement key reforms’

The government cannot afford to miss this opportunity to show the world that it is committed to implementing the necessary reforms that ensure that the polls are free and fair.
By Faith Zaba May. 12, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Priced to death! Medical care skyrockets

Prices of medical drugs and health care continue to increase at an astronomical rate. This has pushed basic medical care beyond the reach of most ordinary Zimbabweans.
By Faith Zaba May. 26, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Move away from populism

Zimbabweans are anxiously waiting for the launch of the parties’ manifestos.
By Faith Zaba Jun. 23, 2023

Editor’s Memo: High taxes throw workers into penury

Worsening an already precarious economic situation is the rapid depreciation of the Zimdollar.
By Faith Zaba Jun. 30, 2023

Editor’s Memo: What is your health plan, politicians?

In recent years, the astronomical cost of health care has reached unprecedented levels. This has left many people and their families in despair.
By Faith Zaba Jul. 7, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Political parties taking Zim for granted

President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in for his current term on August 26 2018, so parliament’s term will end five years later, on August 26 2023.
By Faith Zaba Aug. 11, 2023

Editor's Memo: A plea for responsible electoral conduct

Scars from the aftermath of the 2018 elections serve as a stark reminder of the consequences of unchecked violence and unrest.
By Faith Zaba Aug. 18, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Recording-breaking voting mess

The widespread delays ignited frustration among voters.
By Faith Zaba Aug. 25, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Put national interest first

CCC deputy spokesperson Gift Siziba told a news conference that the electoral process was flawed. His party wants new polls.
By Faith Zaba Sep. 1, 2023

Editor’s Memo: What legacy will Mnangagwa leave?

This is a critical moment in Zimbabwe’s contemporary political and governance era.
By Faith Zaba Sep. 8, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Bloated cabinet must deliver

Public service reforms are essential for efficient governance and he must also introduce social safety net programmes to protect vulnerable groups.
By Faith Zaba Sep. 15, 2023

Editor’s Memo: What about dialogue to end sanctions?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his address on Tuesday in the United States, said sanctions against Zimbabwe were hurting ordinary people.
By Faith Zaba Sep. 22, 2023