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UK immigration Q & A Series: Spouses and maintenance

By Taffy NyawanzaImmigration, Legal
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Q. I am on a spouse visa and due for settlement. My British husband is the sole director of his own limited company. He pays himself wages and dividends. How much money will I need to show to qualify for … Read more

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Credibility now key assessment in UK asylum claims

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal
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ON MARCH 26, 2013, the UK Court of Appeal handed down a ruling in which it had occasion to consider the recent past and present position regarding Zimbabwean asylum seekers. The case is referred to as SS and others. In … Read more

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Can a Christian be an evolutionist?

By Lot MasianeReligion

“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” “For He spoke, and it was;” “He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:6, 9). He “laid the … Read more

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Final Draft Constitution of Zimbabwe

By NewsDeskLegal, Politics

This is the second and final draft constitution of Zimbabwe released on January 28, 2013, and to be presented to a public referendum in March: CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE (FINAL DRAFT : JANUARY 2013) _______________ CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE _______________ ARRANGEMENT OF … Read more

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Elections, politicians and a bag of maize

By Lance MambondianiEconomics, Politics

IN PREPARATION for the next elections, the two main political parties, Zanu PF and MDC-T have tabled diverging economic policies on how they intend to improve the lives of ordinary Zimbabweans if voted into office. The people they seek to … Read more

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Accelerated UK deportations: an update

By Brighton MutebukaImmigration

THIS is an update on recent news reports concerning current developments in the British government’s approach to failed asylum seekers from Zimbabwe. Those that have been removed or deported are primarily failed asylum seekers who have exhausted their appeal rights … Read more

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UK deportations: Why timing is important

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

A NUMBER of people are often seeking legal help when removal from the United Kingdom is imminent. This happens when the UKBA is all out to enforce removal of a person who might have been in the UK for a … Read more

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Wanted: a government with a jobs strategy

By Lance MambondianiBudget, Companies, Politics

IF STATISTICS are to be believed, eight in 10 Zimbabweans are unemployed. As at 2010, only 0,9 million people were recorded as being in formal employment. To put it in perspective (using a rather dramatic example), the total number of … Read more

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Diamonds: America’s economic crimes against Zimbabwe

By Psychology MaziwisaEconomics, Mining, Politics, World
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SERIOUS changes of opinion are rare in international politics, occurring maybe only once every quarter of a century. For example, it took the international community a lifetime before it could accept that Nelson Mandela was not a terrorist. It took … Read more

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Divorce in the church

By Lot MasianeReligion
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MARRIAGE is a divine institution established by God Himself before the fall, when everything, including marriage, was “very good” (Gen. 1:31). “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall … Read more

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Is big money distorting American democracy?

By Chofamba SitholePolitics, World
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FOR a presidential election that centred on fiscal prudence, it is a telling irony that the just ended race for the White House between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney was also the most expensive in US … Read more

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From the Diaspora into the frying pan

By Lenox MhlangaImmigration, Politics, Travel

IF YOU thought that my having disappeared from these pages was due in no small part to the howling critics that prowl the comments section at the bottom, then you are probably right. While trying to gauge my popularity, I … Read more

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Post 2008, Zimbabwe’s electoral landscape has shifted

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics
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PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai may have come within a whisker of winning the presidential election in the economic turmoil of 2008, but in 2013, when Zimbabweans are expected to choose between President Robert Mugabe and the Prime Minister in entirely … Read more

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Indigenisation policy: sharing the crumbs of a cup cake

By Lance MambondianiBanking, Companies, Politics

WHEN it comes to populist policies such as indigenisation, you cannot question the craftsmanship and frothing passion of its most avid political proponents. It’s a zero sum game; foreign shareholders and the private sector have been bullied and marched into … Read more

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Now they say Tsvangirai can be our Clinton

By Gilbert NyambabvuPolitics

A RESPECTED colleague and long-standing friend recently subjected me to an angry harangue for suggesting that Morgan Tsvangirai’s sexual wassails are proof that the MDC-T leader cannot be trusted with the leadership of this country. I was told to get … Read more

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