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Xenophobia: Mutharika lashes out on tired “Bob”

Blantyre – Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in his capacity as chairman of the regional grouping, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to ensure that xenophobic attacks in South Africa are addressed. “I will raise the issue with President Mugabe, as chairman of SADC, especially to ensure that this matter is discussed at the impending ...

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Is the government really doing anything?

When the settlers settled in then Salisbury now Harare in 1890, the idea of relocating the city to another area was mooted in 1891. The options were Norton, Mvurwi, Darwendale, Rusape et cetera. However the idea of relocating the city was rejected, one of the reasons was that the other options were lower than Harare thus ‘unhealthy’ however the main ...

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Zimbabweans academics wasting their knowledge over nothing

  Nathaniel Manheru has always been a mysterious and interesting persona to me, primarily because of how he has managed to be sheathed under the veneers of a Nome de plume for many years. Although some have made allegations to the effect that the mysterious columnist was none other than George Charamba, to me as a political scientist who believes ...

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Zanu pf bootlickers or prodigal sons

President Mugabe has a lot of bootlickers. Some of them have even compared the nonagenarian leader to Jesus Christ! Webster Shamu even claimed that if he had the option to choose his parents he would have chosen to be Mugabe’s child! Interestingly most of these bootlickers happen to be ‘prodigal sons’ too! Before they became fierce defenders and beneficiaries of ...

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Why African Youth Should Participate in Politics

Africa is a unique continent with many positive indicators for growth and expansion, threateningly knocking on the doors of the Asian tigers to overrun them and become the next big phenomenon in the world .For Africans to realise this dream and not go another 100 years walking in potential, there are some fundamental issues that we have to ruthlessly deal ...

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Petty Obama plays race card as Pyongyang fires back

United States and President Barack Obama are livid with North Korea claiming the impoverished nation’s administration has called the President “monkey” and blamed Washington on Saturday for Internet outages it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.The National Defence Commission, the North’s ruling body chaired by state leader Kim Jong ...

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When the mighty fall, former Ivory Coast First Lady stands trial

In a story that most certainly is giving Zimbabwe’s increasingly powerful first lady Dr. Grace Marufu Mugabe sleepless nights and stomach churns, Ivory Coast’s former first lady along with 82 civilians and soldiers has begun trial for her part in the 2010 disputed elections and the following resistance that ended throwing the west African country into civil war. Laurent Gbagbo, would ...

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“I have nothing but respect for my mentor, Mnangagwa”: fired Fortune Chasi

Former Zimbabwe Deputy Justice Minister Fortune Chasi, fired by President Robert Mugabe on Sunday for alleged incompetence, says he will remain a member of the ruling party and there is no bad blood between him and newly-minted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa replaced his longtime rival, former Vice President Joice Mujuru who was fired two weeks ago by President Robert ...

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“Ngwena” take charge as Mugabe holidays

Recently appointed first Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is dubbed ‘Ngwena – his totem, is effectively acting President since yesterday as President Robert Mugabe left the country for the Far East for his annual holiday, leaving the crocodile to test the waters. The 90-year-old leader of the Southern African country trips often to Malaysia and Singapore for  routine health checks and undisclosed treatments ...

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VP Phelekezela Mphoko dodges death in Road Collision

One has to start wondering if their genuinely is a plot on the lives of those occupying the office of Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Barely hours after being named Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped cynaine poisoning in his office. Now hours after being sworn in in, his fellow Vice President is involved in a road traffic ...

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