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Khupe and her allies are building castles in the air!

By Welshman Ncube At the last meeting of the MDC Alliance Standing Committee on 10 March 2020, I put to (Morgan) Komichi and (Douglas) Mwonzora the entire ZANU-PF strategy on the (Thokozani) Khupe case and their respective roles in that strategy. Their denials of both the ZANUPF strategy and their […]

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How coronavirus is remaking democratic politics

By Philip Stephens The state is back. Long live globalisation. Coronavirus is remaking democratic politics. The paths out of the crisis will present liberal democracies with a choice between authoritarian nationalism and an open global order founded on co-operation between states. Watching nations seal their borders and governments assume draconian powers […]

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Zim faces devastation from COVID-19 outbreak

By Thandekile Moyo Because the government is guilty of neglecting their mandate to provide public goods, they are going out of their way to hide information about the extent of infections in Zimbabwe. In their 40 years of power, Zimbabwe has … let the health systems completely crumble and if […]

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Southern Africa: COVID-19 as an emergency human rights issue

By Deprose Muchena In homes, streets, public places, radio stations, newspapers and international television news channels, everybody is talking about Covid-19. Governments around the world have responded to the Covid-19 menace by imposing a raft of measures aimed at containing the spread of the disease, including restricting freedom of movement […]