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Editorial Comment: Plans to resuscitate railways paramount

Zimbabwe was first made “open for business” by the railways reaching the country in the 1890s and the network being steadily expanded over the decades, with the last link, that from West Nicholson to Beitbridge, actually coming well after independence. For a commodity exporter of minerals, agricultural produce and livestock, the railways were the arteries […]

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Unregistered schools blight education sector

Monica Cheru Creative Editor A couple of years ago, parents turned up to drop off their children at the gates of a “primary school” in Chitungwiza. They thought it was just another ordinary week day, only to get a first-hand literal lesson on what the phrase “fly-by-night” means. The school had vanished. Everything was locked […]

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All eyes on Minister Chasi in 2020

Lovemore Chikova, Development Matrix All eyes will this year focus on Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi, especially after the Government dedicated the year to production and job creation. In light of this vision, Minister Chasi bears huge responsibilities in terms of setting out basic requirements for efficiency in the production process. This is […]

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Editorial Comment: Chinese minister’s visit pregnant with meaning

The three-day visit by Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Wang Yi to Zimbabwe and four other African countries was significant in various ways, apart from enhancing relations with those nations. The week-long visit took Mr Wang to Egypt, Djibouti, Burundi and Eritrea. There is a tendency to want to dismiss the visit as the fulfilment […]

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Meet Zim’s camels

Tanaka Mahanya and Tiller Maringa Camels,  known to be common in Arabian states and Australia, have found their way into Zimbabwean parks. They have been scarce in Southern Africa due to the belief that they favour desert conditions for survival. But Lion Park, at the edge of Harare, has proved to be a good home […]

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Dying in defence of the country

Leroy Dzenga, Features Writer The weather corresponded with the mood. An overcast sky and warm humid air that made it difficult to breathe underlined the gloom which was palpable on the day. Zimbabwe had suffered a loss. In a chapel of one of Zimbabwe`s funeral companies, two of the finest rangers within the Zimbabwe Parks […]

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