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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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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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United Europe a pipe dream

By Lot MasianePolitics, World
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“Germany is strong, Germany is the economic engine and Germany is the anchor of stability in Europe. I say that Germany is putting this strength and this power to use for the well-being of people, not just in Germany but … Read more

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Are women the better sex?

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, World
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IN MOST countries in the world, females live longer than their male counterparts. In the ultimate battle of longevity, women usually have the last laugh. Men may think they are indispensable, yet nature has made them disposable. This is not … Read more

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Saving the boys

By Lot MasianeRelationships, Religion, World
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I WATCHED with horror as a couple, a man and his wife, came up on ITV Day Break on January 30, 2012, saying they are bringing up their son gender neutrally as they did not want him ‘stereotyped by gender’. … Read more

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Julius Malema not the enemy, poverty is

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics, World
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JULIUS Malema has his frailties and excesses, some of which are concerning, others totally despicable. But much less attention has been paid to his contribution, his capabilities and the factuality of his message. That needs to change, starting preferably with … Read more

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European economic crisis: Is it time to head home?

By Lance MambondianiEconomics, Personal Finance, Politics, Stock Market, World

AN EMERGING trend within the diaspora community in the UK points towards a gradual increase in the number of people who have, or are considering returning to Zimbabwe or emigrating to other countries as a result of the global economic … Read more

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Gay rights: Tsvangirai’s Nobel master stroke

By Mthulisi MathuthuPolitics, World
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IT was Professor Stephen Chan who not so very long ago wrote something to the effect that even though Morgan Tsvangirai is prone to gaffes, he is still capable of some strokes of ‘genius’. Perhaps nothing illustrates this better than … Read more

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After Mugabe: remember the thunder amongst the clouds

By Mthulisi MathuthuPolitics, World
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WHILE Libya’s National Transitional Council may have achieved its broader objective through the toppling and subsequent killing of Muammar Gaddafi, it however remains clear that the real crunch time lies ahead and other democratic movements which are vulnerable to being … Read more

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Africa: brace for coming wave of imperialist aggression

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics, World

CROSSFIRE or the act of crazy “rebels” – call it whatever you like – the fact is that Col Muammar Gaddafi was grotesquely murdered last Thursday by the United States acting in league with its French and British associates after … Read more

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