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National Budget: nation watches, uncomprehending

By Lenox MhlangaBudget, Money
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WHY do we dread budget time? Is it because there is little good news, if any, that comes out of such an exercise, particularly when it comes to helping the poor in times of economic hardship? The national budget will … Read more

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Zimbabwe: expectations, anticipation and reality

By Gilbert MupondaBusiness, Economics, Money, Retail and Customer

AFTER being in the diaspora for seven years and following Zimbabwe’s progress, or lack of, through media reports, it has been a great challenge to reconcile my expectations with reality. Being away for so long results in a natural loss … 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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Nehanda, Lobengula, Lumumba and Machel dictators too?

By Jonathan MoyoHistory, Religion, World
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THE indisputably barbaric killing of Muammar Gaddafi last Thursday by a high-tech US drone controlled by some freaky soldier in Las Vegas aided by a French jet fighter assisted by NATO special forces on the ground has been received in … Read more

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Children and UK citizenship

By Vitalis MadanhiFamily Law, Immigration, Legal

A NUMBER of people have had their asylum cases decided as legacy cases by the UK Border Agency. In the majority of those cases, applications could have been made a number of years ago resulting with an eventual grant of … Read more

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Strength in the face of cancer diagnosis

By Batsi ChikuraHealth
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Battler … Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khuphe WHEN I heard Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo had succumbed to non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 43, I took a moment to reflect the sad loss of a true son of Zimbabwe, whose music … Read more

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Tsvangirai at the Deep End of his political career

By Jonathan MoyoBooks, Politics
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NOW it is official and indisputable as it comes from the horse’s mouth. And hear this: Morgan Richard Tsvangirai’s political career is “opposing the government of Robert Mugabe”. This startling revelation which contextualises and explains Tsvangirai’s politics over the years … Read more

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UK businessman Branson funding ‘Elder’ initiative to get Mugabe out of power

By WikiLeaks US Embassy CablesWikiLeaks US Embassy Cables
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ID: 07PRETORIA2443 DATE: 2007-07-11 00:00:00 CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN ORIGIN: Embassy Pretoria TEXT C O N F I D E N T I A L PRETORIA 002443 DEPT FOR AF/S S. HILL E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/10/2017 TAGS: PREL, PHUM, KDEM, ZI, SF … Read more

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Residence card for parents of British children

By Rumbidzai BvunzawabayaImmigration, Legal

THE Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) recently handed down judgment in the case of Ruiz Zambrano (C-34/09). This case clarifies the rights of children born in the European Union, specifically the UK in this instance, in relation … Read more

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A new ‘indigenous’ stock market for Zimbabwe?

By Alex MagaisaCompanies, Politics, Stock Market
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I WONDER if designers of the indigenisation laws considered the practical ramifications of the 51% indigenous ownership rule particularly in the case of publicly-listed companies. It is effectively means that 51% of all publicly-traded companies required to comply with the … Read more

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Economic freedom in our lifetime: a just cause

By Psychology MaziwisaCompanies, Mining, Politics

AFTER years of reprehensible neglect, Zanu PF is finally restoring Zimbabwe back to its dignified ways. And it may still be guilty of a few things including widespread corruption and limitless greed but its present attempt through the indigenisation drive … Read more

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WikiLeaks: the implications for Zimbabwe

By Jonathan MoyoPolitics
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Lecture delivered by Tsholotsho North MP Professor Jonathan Moyo (Zanu PF) at the Sapes Seminar Series in Harare on September 29, 2011, under the topic: ‘The WikiLeaks Saga: National, Regional and International Implications’ MAY I start by expressing my gratitude … Read more

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Battle of theories: evolution versus creation

By Lot MasianeReligion

EVER been to a vehicle scrap yard? Ever seen the rows of wrecked and cannibalised vehicle staked all around? Then imagine a powerful explosion happening right in the middle of the yard, and when the dust settles, there stands a … Read more

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‘Human rights’ cover for sanctions wears thin

By Psychology MaziwisaPolitics
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THE day any country is permitted to make catastrophic resolutions about another nation and people fail to subject those resolutions to relentless scrutiny is the day humanity will go to hell in a wheelchair. As George Owell noted, “In time … Read more

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Settling in Britain is a privilege not a right

By Yvonne GwashawanhuImmigration, Legal
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THE following is the summary of a speech delivered on September 15, 2011, by Britain’s Immigration Minister Damian Green at the Centre for Policy Studies [see full speech]. The speech is an indicator of the possible policy changes that will … Read more

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