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Pandemic boosts consumption of local products

Without a doubt, coronavirus pandemic has resulted into economic downturns which are being felt across sectors in Zimbabwe. It is also a driving force in the localization of value chains and the consumption of locally produced goods. Logistical interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly impacted the international distribution […]


Zimbabwe’s hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19, says Mangwana

A top government official says COVID-19 is almost overwhelming the Zimbabwean health system amid deaths of local people, including prominent citizens countrywide. In a tweet on Friday, Information Secretary Nick Mangwana said, “We hear UK beds are overwhelmed by Covid19. Well, that’s them. They say in SA, hospital admission thresholds […]

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Mwonzora dives into the arms of Zanu-PF, gets kiss of death from Mnangagwa

Newly elected MDC-T president, Douglas Mwonzora has received gushing endorsement from President Emmerson Mnangagwa, raising serious questions about the party’s standing as a genuine opposition committed to dismantling Zanu-PF’s four decades stranglehold on state power. In tweets posted on his @edmnangagwa handle, the Zanu-PF leader welcomed Mwonzora’s pledge to transform […]


Zim schools shut as Cyclone Chalane approaches

Zimbabwe has postponed the re-opening of schools planned for next week, the government said on Wednesday, due to a surge in Covid-19 infections and a tropical storm sweeping through the region. The government had set 4 January as the date to re-open primary and secondary schools, after many students missed […]


Remembering Nyerere’s Ujamaa: the good, the bad and the buried

Julius Nyerere and his African socialist policies are regarded with great pride in Tanzania, but not by all who experienced them first-hand. By Jaclynn Ashly Ali Hassan Mohammad was just 20 years old when Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s first president, spearheaded a nationwide re-organising of rural society called ujamaa. Meaning “familyhood” in […]