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OPINION: Global Wake-Up Call

by António Guterres From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. At the same time, we are an international community with an enduring vision – embodied in the United Nations Charter, which marks its 75th anniversary this year. That vision of a better future —  based […]

State of the Culture With Addy Kudita

The African Creative Economy in a time of Covid 19 By Addy Kudita Despite the economic and social carnage precipitated by Covid-19 lockdown regulations, some African motion picture creatives must be gleefully twiddling their thumbs even as the rest of their counterparts throughout the world rue the effects of the pandemic. Why is that? Because […]

State Of The Culture With Admire Kudita

The lockdown has been a time of introspection and indeed as the levels de-escalated, the feeling has been palpable that the world is a different place. So much carnage at the social, political, economic and cultural level. Much has been widely reported by the media about the cost to nation after nation of the COVID […]

AU Special Envoy speaks on the importance of Testing

By Strive Masiyiwa #Why we need Testing, Tracing, and Isolation: The leader of a small country in the Caribbean with about 100,000 people, wanted to make sure that his country did not get -19. Here is what he did: He closed the borders temporarily. Then he #tested every single citizen on the Island to find […]

OPINION: Govt Treatment Of Abductees Shocking And Inhumane

THE abduction and torture – including sexual violation, of three female fellow MDC Alliance activists sent chills down my spine. By Sandra Kudenga And the government’s response to it was even more damning to our cause as women in politics. That the custodians of our rights, as enshrined in our constitution, have moved to charge […]

We Are Playing Into The Hands Of The State And Judiciary: Mashakada

The outcome of Court the SC and High Court judgements have clearly leveraged the MDC-T led by Dr Thokozani Khupe and put the MDC Alliance into an invidious position. The MDC Alliance has lost the lawfare related to the political conflict almost serially. We can say our courts are captured but what we witnessed with […]

Its Time Govt Crafts Lockdown Exit Strategy?

Zimbabwe has been in lockdown for a third week now, and is likely to see an extension following the footpath of regional and global countries as an end to the scourge of the coronavirus is evidently far from over. Globally, the disease has claimed lives of over 150 000 people with cases approaching the two […]

Open Letter To President Mnangagwa From LEAD President Linda Masarira

Dear President E.D. Mnangagwa & Honourable Cabinet Ministers Date: 17/04/2020 Covid-19, Lockdown and livelihoods Mr President, l write to you, first and foremost, as a Zimbabwean concerned about what l am experiencing and what other Zimbabweans are experiencing during this lockdown to curb the spread of #COVID19. I remember in one of your speeches in […]