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Marange, a rich land with the poorest inhabitants

Rufaro Mufundirwa For decades, Marange has been known for nothing else save for poverty until some years ago when the greatest and most spectacular find of the century was made in that area. Expectations were high that the discovery of diamonds in Marange would revolutionize first foremost, the livelihood of the residents of that arid land. The cake was just ...

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Miami to host AFRIKIN Festival in November

Miami, FL, June 6, 2016 – Afrikin Fest, an African inspired food and music festival will be held from November 18-20, 2016. The weekend-long event will feature the ingenuity, economic and social opportunity of the world’s fastest growing region – Africa. In addition to a first-rate culinary experience and top tier musical acts, the festival will celebrate the accomplishments of ...

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Of Political Activists and attention seekers

By Peacemaker Zano It is disheartening that a number of political activists protesting under the banner Tajamuka/Sesjikile have been nonsensically making noise in Africa Unit Square in Harare and Large City Hall in Bulawayo. The protestors have been imprudently claiming that government has failed to arrest the economic challenges that the country is currently facing. Surely, every Zimbabwean is quite ...

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Zimbabwe Youths makes landmark address with RBZ Governor

A team of Zimbabwean youths from various walks of life have made history yesterday, by opening a dialogue with the nation’s leadership on matters of the economy, governance and the future of Zimbabwe they frustratedly feel mortgaged by bad economic and political decisions. The meting, coordinated by Maureen Kademaunga, a DPhil student in Human Economy at The University of Pretoria ...

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President Mugabe`s intervention on no confidence votes welcome

By Mukachana Hanyani The ruling party, ZANU PF should take seriously President Robert Gabriel Mugabe`s statement   outlining how the no confidence  votes can be carried out as to make sure that the exercise is no longer carried out haphazardly but should be professionally carried out for the benefit of creating unity in this party. While others would think that suspending ...

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Ammara pens a moving Tribute to her late sister Shahla Soraya

Zimnbabwe’s top songbird and music pedigree, daughter to the late Legend Andy Brown, Ammara who has through past tragedies kept her grief to herself serve for graciously thanking fans, friends and public for support has broken her silence, writing a moving tribute to her late sister Shahla Soraya Brown who passed away early last week. She has taken her tribute ...

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Political turncoats tasting sour grapes

By Sibusiso Ndlamini In their attempt to make new appearances in the opposition politics, most people who were rejected from their former political parties are facing challenges in trying to make their parties visible to the electorate. To start with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai  Biti, who recently uttered that opposition party members should not denounce each other. Biti’s ...

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Tsvangirai’s unacademic economic guesses inept

Gwinyai Mutongi MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, was once described by one political observer as someone who often opens his mouth while his mind is tightly shut. To his supporters, this sounded rather like a harsh and unwarranted assessment yet, interestingly, Tsvangirai continues to expose himself in similar fashion as someone who has a narrow appreciation of important national issues. When ...

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Radio founding presenter DJ Waraz returns

Blessing Waraz Phiri, affectionately known for his catch phrase “Waranyu” has laced up his boots again after a near 6year sabbatical to focus on his studies. Waraz who also worked with other pioneering Zimbabwean online radios like Afro-Zim and ZimNET is one of ZimOnline Radio’s key founding presenters with other notable names including DJ Fresh Prince who also returned a ...

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World Bank Corruption”Black-listed” Chinese company gloats Zimbabwe Highway

The company that won a lucrative $2 billion contract for the construction of Zimbabwe’s most important highway is under a World Bank ban for tender rigging and fraud. Zimbabwe recently named Chinese firm China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) as the main contractor of the Beitbridge-Chirundu highway dualisation project. An Austrian firm based in China, Geiger International, was named as ...

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