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Who Will Deliver Zimbabwe To The Promised Land?

The title of this paper comes from a conversation with an anonymous ninety two year old woman in Kuwadzana suburb of Harare. She lamented in Shona “Dai pawana anotisvitsa kuZimbabwe nokuti hatisati tasvika” this loosely translates to “I wish someone could deliver Zimbabwe to the promised land”. Her perceptive quote resonates with historical and contemporary […]

Opinion: What is the Zimbabwe problem?

In this article I contend that greed (for money, wealth and power) is the Zimbabwe problem. At the onset, power is mobilised to acquire money and wealth and in the case of Zimbabwe, power is predominantly gained from politics, state military machinery, religious authority (includes undeserved authority through the use of fake religious credentials e.g. […]

The Glasgow Climate Test

The climate crisis is a code red for humanity. By António Guterres World leaders will soon be put to the test at the UN Climate Conference — known as COP26 — in Glasgow. Their actions — or inactions — will show their seriousness about addressing this planetary emergency. The warning signs are hard to miss: […]

Masiyiwa’s arduous journey to procure Covid-19 vaccines for Africa

  Vaccine hesitancy is doing arguably the greatest injustice to the African Union’s (AU’s) hard work that was led by Strive Masiyiwa, the continental body’s special envoy dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. By Japhet Ncube Masiyiwa, the AU envoy tasked with securing vaccines for the continent, recently chronicled Africa’s struggle to secure jabs for its […]

Op-Ed: Youth Participation, Engagement In Building Democratic Resilience

Six years ago, 193 UN Member States rolled up their sleeves to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global call to action to end poverty, inequality and to tackle climate change, while ensuring no one is left behind. By Åsa Pehrson and Maria Ribeiro Although […]

OPINION: Let’s Support Our Own Indigenous Business People

Africa takes pride when a son or daughter of the soil flourish within and beyond the continent. Of late, successful entrepreneurs especially those who have invested in their countries have been making the headlines even competing with the world’s business giants, the likes of Bill Gates. We exalt our own business tycoons, like Strive Masiiwa, […]