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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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‘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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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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ZEIPNET filling a critical gap in Zimbabwe’s policymaking environment.

In an environment where Zimbabwe is experiencing an increasingly tightening economic squeeze and decreasing foreign investor confidence due to an unstable political environment, policy inconsistencies and misplaced development priorities there is need to link and harmonise the different players in the policy-making process. These include think-tanks, members of the public the media including academic and research institutions and of-course the ...

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Steel cold Tony Blair begins to crack, “apologies” for Iraqi invasion

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he’s sorry for “mistakes” made in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, but he doesn’t regret bringing down dictator Saddam Hussein. “I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had used chemical weapons extensively against his own people, against others, ...

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Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson “death” a hoax

Rowan Atkinson, better known as Mr Bean, has recently fallen victim to Internet death hoax. News of the famous actor’s death spread rapidly on social media network resulting into concern among fans. However, it is now confirmed that it was just a hoax and the actor is doing just fine. Mr Bean is the latest celebrity to fall victim to ...

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“Gay Rights really a non-issue….” Kenya’s Uhuru barks back at Obama

The US and Kenyan presidents have differed sharply in their positions on gay rights at a news conference on the first full day of Barack Obama’s visit to Africa. While Mr Obama spoke strongly against discrimination, Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya did not share the same values. Mr Kenyatta described the question of gay rights as “really a non-issue” in Kenya, ...

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Make everyday a Mandela Day

TODAY, the 18th of July is Mandela Day. It’s Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s birthday. This day is internationally–acclaimed and observed annually, the world over. On this auspicious day, the world remembers the 27 years that Nelson Mandela spent under apartheid incarceration, a feat that later made him a global peace icon. Everywhere both within and without South Africa, people are expected to ...

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South Sudanese Model Nykhor Paul has had enough!

Photos from Google Nykhor Paul, 25 is tired of apologizing for her blackness and has had enough of the racism in the fashion industry. In an emotionally fuelled post on  Instagram, Paul blasts makeup artists for neglecting professionalism by being ill prepared at shows and not catering for the black skin. “Dear white people in the fashion world!” starts the ...

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