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Interfin’s dodgy dealings came back to bite

By Gilbert MupondaBanking, Companies

MEDIA reports on the fall of Interfin Bank – particularly by the NewsDay newspaper – have sought to divert attention from the systematic looting spree at the bank and try to apportion some blame elsewhere. According to the  Reserve Bank … Read more

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UK court delivers important ruling on ‘genuine visitor’

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration, Legal

THE United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal has clarified the issue of a genuine visitor. In many visa applications, the majority of applicants would be seeking to come to the UK to visit family. Entry clearance officers are making it extremely difficult … Read more

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Interfin: Want to rob a bank? Own one!

By Lance MambondianiBanking, Companies, Personal Finance

THE closure of Interfin and Genesis Investment Bank in the last couple of weeks makes for grim reading. The collapse of the two private indigenous banks due to recurring liquidity challenges raises serious questions regarding the fragility of the Zimbabwean … Read more

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Asylum hope as UK court quashes Zimbabwe country guidance case

By Brighton MutebukaImmigration, Legal
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IMMIGRATION lawyers and Zimbabwean nationals in the UK with unresolved asylum claims will temporarily breathe a sigh of relief following news that the Court of Appeal has quashed the case of EM & Others, which was the leading case in … Read more

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UK tightens Immigration Rules

By Rumbidzai BvunzawabayaImmigration

BRITAIN’S Home Secretary Theresa May has announced significant changes to the immigration rules. The changes are part of the government’s programme of reform of the immigration routes and follow wide consultations and expert advice from the Migration Advisory Committee. The … 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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Economy operating below capacity

By Lance MambondianiBudget, Economics, Money, Politics
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IN FEBRUARY 2009, Zimbabwe’s bickering political parties formed a three-party coalition government underwritten by the African Union, a marriage of convenience following a disputed election. The economy, described then by Economist’s Economic Intelligence Unit as ‘the worst in the world’ … Read more

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UK legacy cases: Hope in the face of delays

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

IN LIGHT of the fact that a number of people are still to have their immigration matters regularised and finally decided by the UKBA, I thought it important to discuss issues arising with regards to legacy  and any such outstanding … Read more

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The rebellious prince

By Lot MasianeReligion

ABSALOM was the most handsome, cunning, and ambitious of David’s sons. The Bible says, “But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the … Read more

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Violence, corruption: the MDC-T’s record in government

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

WHEN Morgan Tsvangirai became Prime Minister in 2009, he promised to end the violence, corruption, sleaze and thievery that characterised our political system over the years. He also pledged to restore honour and decency to our Parliament. Three years have … Read more

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ZISCO: the painful human toll

By Gilbert NyambabvuCompanies, Mining, Politics
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FRENCH philosopher Joseph de Maistre – that unconscionable defender of social hierarchy, privilege and, therefore, inequality – is claimed to have once opined that a people will always get the government they deserve. Wise old head, that Frenchie! If he … Read more

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Condoms in schools: no easy choices

By Mduduzi MathuthuEducation, Health
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THE Education Minister will be delighted to learn that in my 13 years going through Zimbabwe’s school system, not once did I engage in sexual activities. But that’s where the good news ends. More than anything, it was lack of … Read more

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Robert Mugabe… What Happened? A rejoinder to Tendi

By Simon BrightFilm, Politics
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BLESSING-Miles Tendi begins his review of my film ‘Robert Mugabe…What Happened?’ by criticising the choice of Mugabe as an African villain when there are worse African villains to  be found. Of course he is right, but I chose the subject … Read more

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Mugabe’s 32nd Independence speech watershed moment

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics
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IT MIGHT be too early to make any conclusions, but it looks quite likely that historians will look back at President Robert Mugabe’s hour-long speech on Independence Day two weeks ago and conclude that it changed our politics forever. Already, … Read more

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Of hollow milestones and tombstones

By Mthulisi MathuthuBooks, Film, Politics

BLESSING Miles-Tendi is a strategically situated Zimbabwean academic with access to a range of platforms and forums most that feed into the mainstream agenda setting in global or international politics. As young as he is, he already teaches history and … Read more

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