Category: Opinion

Biti, Chamisa perennial traitors

By Elijah Chihota When the then MDC failed to defeat Zanu PF at the polls in 2000, they hatched a plan to ask for imposition of sanctions on the country in a bid to force the revolutionary party into surrendering power. This resulted in MDC members including Professor Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti gathering in the Eastern Highlands, in Nyanga to be precise and coined the draft document that culminated into the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA) which was later passed in the United States of America (USA). Following the transfer of power in Zimbabwe on 24...

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Upholding human rights key for a better Zim

By Georges Van Montfort Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Human Rights Day last weekend at Takashinga Cricket Club under the global theme, “Stand up for Human Rights”. The theme aims to raise awareness of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration is a milestone in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it has become a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. The power of the Universal Declaration is the...

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End violence against women, children

By Sofia Calltorp The prevention of domestic violence and Gender Based Violence (GBV) is recognised internationally as a human rights concern. Myriad records in the annals of history attest that women and children are often the last ones to be given equal legal protection from discrimination and violence – a protection that the rest of society take for granted. It is extraordinary that children, whose developmental state make them particularly vulnerable to physical and psychological harm, suffer from less protection against assaults on their fragile bodies and minds. Children and young people are not and must not be taken...

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Agric value chain, a cash cow for farmers

By Elijah Chihota Zimbabwean farmers toil day in day out even late into the night carrying out their farming operations, but at the end of the day, some of them are not realising the full potential of their labour. The ZIM ASSET’s Value Addition and Beneficiation Cluster, seeks to drive the further processing of raw materials into usable goods for the benefit of local consumers and the creation of employment. Instead of selling their farm produce in its raw state, farmers could embark on the beneficiation route and realise more benefits from their harvests. Farmers, who are into mixed...

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Zimbabweans map own trajectory

By Prosperity Mzila There had been many calls from the local opposition political parties, the international community, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, pressure groups and individuals for Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe to step down.  The tantrums, protests, stay-away or even MDC-T’s boycott of the 2008 Presidential elections could not compel Cde Mugabe to step down. The people of Zimbabwe continued with their day to day activities as though all was normal.  The fall of the Zimbabwean dollar, the silent death of the economy and the stagnation on infrastructural development was not even enough to force the former President to...

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