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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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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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Fighting Corruption must be a combined effort

Story by Mukachana Hanyani Zimbabweans have been made to believe that the scourge of sanctions imposed in the country by the western countries more than a decade ago were behind the demise of the Zimbabwean economy yet corruption was silently abetting them. Corruption which was hitherto not talked about with only bigwigs in government talking about sanctions as behind causing ...

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Inept state: Public pay the price of incompetence

Rufaro Mufundirwa It is unfortunate that the ordinary citizens bear the brunt of every bungling made in this country. The rampant corruption in this country is having a bearing on the poor citizens. Let us look at Zesa Holdings for instance. After wasting public funds in profligacy, they want to resort to hiking electricity tariffs. This hike will increase the ...

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Chris ‘Tatenda’ Martin serenades Harare

Story courtesy of Tendai Chihambakwe -ZimboJam Jamaican star, Chris Martin staged an energetic 135 minute long set that left Zimbabweans saturated with some sweet reggae melodies, at his debut show in the country on Friday, April 29. The venue was the chilly Glamis Arena and Chris who is now called Tatenda Martin (after the singer said he really liked the ...

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‘Happy’ Freedom Day South Africa!!

Story by Constance van NieKerk Happy Freedom Day South Africa, I can’t help but ask, are you really free? Or are you just under a different dictator? I’m not talking politics, I’m talking about emancipation from mental slavery as Bob Marley rightly put it. It tears my heart when I see the effects of service delivery protests. How xenophobia attacks ...

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Sir Wicknell lands himself under Tax & Fraud investigation radar

Flambuoyant hefty Harare dealer Wicknell Chivayo, who once revealed his affection for Bona Mugabe, president Robert Mugabe’s daughter on Facebook, has come under investigation for tax and tender fraud. Chivayo, whose personality is way larger than his physical build and unofficially ranked among Zimbabwe’s top wealthy on a list alongside Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and Strive Masiiwa to mention a couple ...

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Steward Bank oils the SME-lending market, secures $15m

STEWARD Bank said on Tuesday it would start lending to the country’s small to medium scale enterprises (SMEs) from a pool of funds sourced from development finance institutions and internal resources. About US$15 million has already been raised for SMEs, the bank said, noting that it would continue to scout for funding to develop the SMEs sector. The bank, which ...

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Strengthening Zimbabwe’s institutional landscape to support the use of research evidence in policy making

  By Ronald Munatsi and Rejoice Ngwenya Evidence informed policy making is now a very topical feature in the global discourse and there is no dispute over the importance of using evidence to inform policymaking. The mandate of Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Network (ZeipNET) is to develop and coordinate overarching national processes that support the use of research evidence in ...

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