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Xenophobia: fighting the prejudice

By Batsi ChikuraHealth

A PHOBIA is an excessive or unreasonable fear of an object, place or situation and is a type of anxiety disorder. Usually, there is persistent fear and sufferers usually go to great lengths to avoid the object or situation.   Typically the … Read more


Saving the boys

By Lot MasianeRelationships, Religion, World

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


Julius Malema not the enemy, poverty is

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics, World

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


Election debate and lies that tell the truth

By Gilbert NyambabvuPolitics

PRINCIPALS to the coalition government and their respective political parties have lately been doing much talking about the conflicted question of new elections this year, and yet we remain unclear whether or not the said polls will go ahead. Still, … Read more


‘Under-the-mattress’ banking cause of liquidity crisis

By Lance MambondianiBanking

ZIMBABWE is again enduring a liquidity crisis, this time of the mighty US dollar. In an attempt to deal with the crisis, regulatory authorities introduced, then rescinded a cash withdrawal limit policy and forced banks to repatriate 75 percent of … Read more


UK spouse visa: Court clarifies ‘marriage is subsisting’

By Clement KulangFamily Law, Immigration, Legal

OUR firm Genesis Law Associates recently brought an appeal to the Upper Tribunal which has now been reported as Goudey (subsisting marriage – evidence) Sudan [2012] UKUT 00041. In this case, the Upper Tribunal clarifies the meaning of the immigration … Read more


UK tinkers with foreign student requirements

By Rumbidzai BvunzawabayaEducation, Immigration

THE UK Home Office has published what it calls a “statement of intent”, outlining changes it plans to make to the study, post-study work and maintenance requirements for foreign students and workers. Immigration Minister Damian Green said: “It is vital … Read more


Indigenisation: MDC-T losing the argument

By Psychology MaziwisaBusiness, Companies, Mining, Politics

ZANU PF has historically stood up for the underdog, but there is a much more significant reason why Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere should continue to stand up to the forces of evil currently emanating from the MDC-T establishment: if he … Read more


Homosexuality: nature or choice?

By Batsi ChikuraHealth, Politics, Relationships, Religion

THE question everyone wants to know is whether or not homosexuality is a medical or psychiatric condition? Do homosexuals really have a choice or they are born that way? Can modern science and medicine explain the sexual diversity? The genesis … Read more


Children can be interviewed for UK family reunions

By Vitalis MadanhiImmigration

MANY people have settled in the UK and struggled to have their children and families join them so that they live together as families. Zimbabweans have settled in the UK with different conditions, and as such the way they have … Read more


Higher calling: the spirituality of Rick Husband

By Lot MasianeReligion

HE HAD always wanted to be an astronaut since the age of four. As the planes flew overhead, he would crane his little neck and squint his eyes into the sun wondering what it would be like to soar above … Read more


UK steps up Zimbabwe deportations

By Rumbidzai BvunzawabayaImmigration

THE UK Border Agency appears to have stepped up its efforts to remove Zimbabwean failed asylum seekers from the UK in the last few weeks. Whilst it was significant to note that the Court of Appeal has granted permission to … Read more


Time to deal with MDC-T corruption

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics

EACH time someone one has cared to point to the sickening levels of corruption within the MDC-T establishment, they have been dismissed either as outright liars or functionaries of Zanu PF. That would be OK if it was just politics … Read more


Curbing Masunda’s corporate incest

By Tafadzwa MusararaCompanies, Politics

BULAWAYO-BORN Harare mayor Muchadeyi Masunda is the chairman of nine private sector boards and director in three others. Masunda is the chairman of Old Mutual, a British-owned and controlled insurance firm which is the biggest resident in Harare. He is also … Read more


Gonomics and the crafty Yuan deception

By Lance MambondianiEconomics

RESERVE Bank Governor, Gideon Gono’s repeated call to replace the US dollar with the Chinese Yuan alongside the Zimbabwe dollar is either superbly feckless, crafty deception or economic emotionalism. There is no denying that the ‘Look East Policy’ is bearing … Read more