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On parasites and productivity in Zimbabwe

By Hilton Mendelsohn I am not a pessimist by nature. I have a very strong tendency towards optimism and even when there seems to be no possibility for success I refuse to believe in the possibility of complete failure. Perhaps I simply…

Our lives: perpetual Hunger Games episodes

By Caroline Kache DSTV has been showing ‘The Hunger Games’ a gruesome trilogy movie depicting a dystopia. Set in ‘Panem,’ a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and 12 other districts with varying levels of poverty, the Hunger Games…

A new intellectual discourse for 2015

African intellectual elites personalise their analysis even as they accuse African leaders of personalising the state On Jan.1, I went to Nsambya Hospital in Kampala where my cousin was hospitalised. The hospital is owned and run by the…

Alignment Of Media Laws Urgent

AS mentioned in the 2013 state of the media report, the coming into being of Zimbabwe’s new homegrown Constitution which, among other progressive provisions, now explicitly guarantees the right to media freedom and citizens’ right to…

Stop The Shame

Excuse me, because this is going to be one hell of a rant. I am not man bashing or am I trying to decapitate the essence of man. Right, this is about what occurred sometime end of last year, at the 4th street combi rank. A bunch of…

The Chinotimba Dilemma

By Alex T. Magaisa When Zimrights, one of Zimbabwe’s oldest civil society organisations, awarded a human rights defender award to Zanu PF MP and war-veteran, Joseph Chinotimba towards Christmas, I thought the organisation may have been…

Social Media and The Church

I’ve been involved with social media in a professional capacity for the past 3 years and I’ve seen and experienced the potency of this new media. I remember when I joined Facebook in 2006 they were only a few of us who were active on the…
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