(Re)naming of roads, exclusionary narratives in Zimbabwe

By Brian MaregedzeAs a student of History, the recent naming and renaming of roads, squares, buildings and other spaces across Zimbabwe under Statutory 167 of 2020 points to a consistent narrative of the politics of exclusion and domination. Exclusion and domination first advanced or imposed by the colonialists and now by the claimed liberation fighters on “citizens.” From a first...

Bus operators groan under Covid…As ED lines Tagwirei to take over routes

•Covid-19 spike linked to poor transportation Tichaona Zindoga Review & Mail Head of Content Government’s decision to bar long distance buses from plying inter-city routes has hit business owners hard, as they have spent months on the sidelines while their buses gather dust. Last week, authorities indicated that they were considering allowing the buses back on the road, but this...

AirZim plays with fire, more than a week after plane is grounded in Asia

•Wants to send condemned engine •Seeks to armitwist Minister to break the rules •Management company Grant Thornton blamed Tichaona Zindoga Review & Mail Head of Content More than a week after an Air Zimbabwe plane was grounded in Bangkok, Thailand, after an engine failure, authorities in Harare are reportedly frantic and are seeking the authority of the Minister of Transport...

Covid-19, authoritarianism and repression: What next for Zim?

Tamuka Chirimambowa Review & Mail Correspondemt In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of the world’s countries have activated state security institutions ostensibly to help enforce the lockdown, stay at home and social distancing policies. In as much as these strategies are noble measures to combat Covid-19, they have inadvertently created opportunities for authoritarianism. Jared Rodriguez aptly surmises...

Community – iKonnect Kadoma shows love from Leeds

The trio of Rodrick Kamudyariwa, Jennifer Moud Chimboza and Jonathan Huni grew up in the dusty streets of Kadoma. Kamudyariwa first came across Chimboza when she was addressing some certain contemporary issues in the media. For her part, Jennifer she was involved with kids within her Leeds, England, neighborhood. She would inculcate the spirit of oneness in the kids. Back...

We are not aware of grievances – AirZim Interview

A lot has been going on lately at the troubles airline with reports of grim working conditions for staff despite some promising prospects brought about by long distance charters to Asia. Review & Mail‘s Tichaona Zindoga sought to get answers on various issues raised by our sources from the airline’s spokesperson, Firstme Vitori. Q: That for the last three or...

Domestic Violence: We need to ask the right questions

By Daily Maverick The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting to believe that in South Africa, unlike many other countries, lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic reduced family and domestic violence. However police statistics, call numbers to hotlines and counts of women accessing services...

Better access to stories can improve adolescent lives in Africa

…so many ways about thinking of a story Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford Across cultures, the self-making powers of storytelling are widely recognised. Steve Biko, the South African Black Consciousness thinker, once said that we need to speak from where we stand. Seeing the impact of our environment on our thinking about ourselves can change our thinking, he suggested. Telling...

Cruise ship returnees spark Covid-19 uptick fears

•Some to pay for own quarantine at Rainbow Review & Mail Writer Zimbabweans returning home from abroad, where they were working on cruise ships in overseas resorts, have raised fears that the country will see a spike in Covid-19 cases. Already, Zimbabwe is dealing from an uptick in cases as nearly 100 new cases were recorded this week from returning...

Chinese medical team visit to Zim: lessons and insights

Chinese medical team visit to Zim: lessons and insights

Mercy Goma Review & Mail Correspondent On Monday, a medical team from China’s Hunan Province bade farewell to Zimbabwe after spending two weeks in the southern African country where they toured Covid-19 facilities, donated goods and exchanged notes with local health leaders. The team included experts from respiratory departments, infectious disease departments, and the fields of intensive medicine, traditional Chinese...

Entrepreneurship benefits to individuals, society and economy

•This is an inaugural article of the entrepreneurship column that Review & Mail will be running every Monday Entrepreneurship Couch This week we seek to explain the benefits that comes with Entrepreneurship to the individual entrepreneur, the societies and communities including the national economic development of Zimbabwe. The article seeks to explain the immense benefits that comes with entrepreneurship to...