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COVID-19 and the Wide Political Chasms of Zimbabweans

The recent passing on of two cabinet ministers and several prominent figures in the country revealed a sad reality. Zimbabweans have been polarized on political lines to the extent of trading their morals and Ubuntu to settle political scores. By Shelton Muchena In African tradition, death is a unifier, enemies come together in the spirit […]

Media: Partner Or Foe In Zim Fight Against COVID-19?

Against the backdrop of the devastating coronavirus which has claimed millions of lives and still counting, media has done little as part of the frontline soldiers in combating the diseases through dissemination of accurate information and awareness. By Shelton Muchena Questions would be asked whether the fourth estate is playing its part or is now […]

Digital Systems, The Key Solution to Ending Spread Of Covid-19

Since its onset in December 2019, Covid-19 has affected all aspects of human life across the world. Be it schooling or work, it is no longer business as usual. By Shelton Muchena The fact that Covid-19 is a social disease, with social interaction as its primary means of spread, has brought emphasis on the need […]

10 Influential Young Africans Keeping The Pan African Dream Alive

The community of future-oriented African thinkers and doers met on the 10th and 11th of December 2020 to reflect on various challenges and achievements at the 2020 African Crossroads hybrid edition. We recognise and celebrate the huge contributions of other indefatigable Africans who have made a significant impact in keeping the Pan-African dream alive. Under […]

FBC Bank Enables Mobile Merchant and Bill Payments for Everyone

FBC Bank has enabled a mobile merchant and bill payment solution that allows anyone with a bank account to enjoy the convenience of making payments using digital channels such as USSD Codes, Mobile Banking Applications and WhatsApp Banking on the ZIPIT Smart platform. In simple terms, the new solution allows anyone with a bank account […]

Reforming to Rebuild Zimbabwe: A Time For Growth

With the recent announcements of vaccines to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is staring through their dark tunnel to get a glimpse of the light. While the pain continues, and many still suffer, the ray of hope is on the horizon for citizens of our world, and for the global economy. So too for the […]

‘It Is Not Illegal For City of Harare To Clamp And Tow Away Vehicles’

On November 21,2020, The Herald newspaper published an article titled Vehicle clamping, towing Illegal-Supreme Court. By Jeremiah Bamu  That article portrays and has been understood by a wide section of the Zimbabwean populace to imply that it is unlawful for the city of Harare to clamp and tow away motor vehicles for motorists who would […]

ANALYSIS: Reviving the Rural Economy in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s rural economy plays a significant role in national food production, in alleviating extreme poverty and in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (Zimstat) demographic survey from 2017 estimates that more than 68% of the Zimbabwean population lives in rural areas, which are classified into communal and resettlement areas. […]