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Mr President, save our football from global isolation

The sports regulator also knew the decision would not pass any test, legal, moral or CAF and Fifa regulations.
By Silence Sep. 7, 2022

Hwange 7: Why Zesa boss panicked

Gata exclusively told The Standard how the events leading to last week’s milestone unfolded, including how at some point there were doubts that the exercise would go according to plan.
By Silence Mar. 26, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Future of power generation is green

The southern African country’s renewable resources include solar, wind, hydro and biomass.
By Silence Mar. 31, 2023

Editors memo: Lack of insurance a national disaster

Zimbabwe's economy is in the perfect storm of high inflation, currency instability, power outages and volatile exchange rates.
By Silence Apr. 6, 2023

Editors memo: Compromised airport security a huge risk

Even more disconcerting, Chidodo is the head of security for the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe.
By Silence Apr. 14, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Leaders groping in dark for solutions

Why do our leaders seem to struggle for solutions to problems they have experienced before? They come across as poor students of history.
By Silence Jun. 2, 2023

Candid Comment: ‘Tyson’ to test Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials

He allegedly failed to appear for trial on four counts of criminal abuse of office.
By Silence Jun. 23, 2023

Editor's Memo: ED failing a simple democratic test

They said the current regime was more authoritarian and repressive.
By Silence Jul. 14, 2023

Editor’s Memo: New debt pile up a worry

The current debt is broken down as US$12,8 billion of foreign debt and US$5,2 billion in domestic debt.
By Silence Jul. 21, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Elections: Zim’s much-needed viaduct

With the 2023 elections under a month away, the complexion in the country has changed and it is clear that Mnangagwa wants to win his re-election at all costs.
By Silence Jul. 28, 2023

Editor’s Memo: Judiciary should be an independent arbiter

Kasukuwere has been living in South Africa since the 2017 coup that toppled Mugabe.
By Silence Aug. 4, 2023

Election exposing the true colours of Zim leadership

Why is President Mnangagwa allowing questionable characters to be close to him? How does he justify some despicable utterances and behaviours in his name?
By Silence Aug. 11, 2023

Candid Comment: Zim’s election ritual does not guarantee free polls

Over the past five years, ISS noted, “democratic space has narrowed as the law has been weaponised, opposition members and activists prosecuted.
By Silence Aug. 18, 2023

Candid Comment: Mnangagwa needs to avoid certain statements

Those observers are witnesses to whether  government kept its pledge, and in a manner that shows that it should not be considered a pariah state.
By Silence Aug. 25, 2023

Candid Comment: Mnangagwa needs to avoid certain statements.

Those observers are witnesses to whether  government kept its pledge, and in a manner that shows that it should not be considered a pariah state.
By Silence Aug. 25, 2023

What does another disputed election mean for Zimbabwe?

The ruling Zanu PF party and its elite appear comfortable with the status quo because it gives them more time to rule with impunity.
By Silence Aug. 30, 2023

Candid Comment: Zanu PF leaders must uphold democracy

Zanu PF spokesperson Chris Mutsvangwa has been issuing inflammatory statements about how the nationalists fought for democracy.
By Silence Sep. 1, 2023

Candid Comment: The next five years cannot be more of the same

That should give him enough freedom to focus on his stated wish to develop and modernise the country.
By Silence Sep. 8, 2023

Africa’s growing democracy deficit

Coups in Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger have underlined the region’s instability amid threats from insurgents and weak democratic institutions.
By Silence Sep. 15, 2023

Candid Comment: Zim-Zambia standoff: An unnecessary tiff

These are crucial to the country’s very survival and Zimbabwe cannot afford to go to any kind of war with them, verbal or otherwise.
By Silence Sep. 15, 2023

Candid Comment: Zim needs to get out of crisis mode

In 2018, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube rightly acknowledged that Zimbabwe’s way to a prosperous future
By Silence Sep. 22, 2023

Candid Comment: Retail sector troubles a tip of iceberg

The retail chain is one of the largest in the country with over 60 outlets, so its experiences reflect the dilemma facing retailers and many formal businesses.
By Silence Sep. 29, 2023

Candid Comment: Zim’s Cyber City: Welcome to real life Fantasyland

Zimbabwe is one of the most unequal societies in the world, and such is the discrepancy between its rich and the poor.
By Silence Oct. 6, 2023