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New faces but Soldiers remain in Mnangagwa’s cabinet

1699 ViewsZimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reduced his new cabinet from 33 to 20 members. This came to light today, Friday when President Mnangagwa announced his new cabinet. The military presence has been maintained by him retaining his two deputies who are soldiers and two ministers – Sibusiso Moyo for Foreign Affairs and Perence Shiri for […]

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Zimbabwe’s uneven democratic space

694 Views The clampdown of the democratic space by the government and its proxies is increasing. The proxies blocked a peaceful “Thank You Rally” by opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, arrested 78 female protesters in Victoria Falls, Obert Mpofu threatening a crackdown on any street protest in the capital, Central Intelligence Organisation and Military Intelligence circulating […]

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Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

447 ViewsFor years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various projects, such as the TuNur […]

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Mnangagwa’s Commission of inquiry a cover-up

537 ViewsThe true colours and character of the inaugurated President Mnangagwa are coming to light. The unconstitutional act he did coming up with the 7 member Commission of inquiry “which includes his sister” (Vimbai Nyemba) without consulting the cabinet and also not appointing the relevant ministry to foresee the inquiry was unlawful. In my own opinion, Mnangagwa […]

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China, Africa Summit: We are foolishly giving our future to China

1346 ViewsBy Yona Musukwa China has invited (read summoned) leaders of its African colonies for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled for September 3 – 4, 2018 in Beijing. 47 African Presidents, managing the common affairs and interests of China in Africa will join Xi Jinping for the […]

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Mnangagwa is an iron fist in a velvet glove

1023 ViewsZimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa won the election result court challenge against opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, MDC Aliiance. Since the elections were non-violent, but not free and fair, the violence erupted after the public questioned the result. We were optimistic, but should we remain optimistic while incumbents retain power. Levitsky and Way’s “four arenas of […]

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Avert coming danger: Proven way to restore US Presidency

1162 ViewsBy Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David R. Leffler Whatever one’s view of the Donald Trump presidency, high social tensions in the US and worldwide indicate this is a difficult and dangerous time for anyone to be president. US leaders have faced such difficult situations before. During similar periods in their presidencies, Presidents Clinton and Reagan, […]

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British PM May’s £4bn pledge to Africa

872 ViewsBy Yona Musukwa Yesterday, I slept late watching British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to South Africa. She will also visit Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trade mission. The British Prime Minister landed in Cape Town on Tuesday and addressed a high-level business gathering in the city. Theresa May has traveled with more […]

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President Museveni’s Farewell Speech to Uganda

5338 ViewsFrom our Archives Manager, Dr. W.E. Kamirichika. 21 May 2038.   H.E the Vice President; The Rt. Honourable Speaker of Parliament; The Hon. Chief Justice; The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister; Honourable Ministers; Honourable Members of Parliament; Your Excellencies the Ambassadors and High Commissioners; Distinguished Invited Guests; All my countrymen and women, and friends Greetings […]

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Atheists’ campaign for a public holiday

864 ViewsBy Leo Igwe Atheists in Kenya have proposed to their government to declare a national holiday for non-believers in the country. This request has made local and international headlines. It has sparked debates and discussions on the possibility and desirability of an atheist holiday. The proposal has once again drawn attention to the growing […]

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