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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...

Why African urbanites hate their governments
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Why African urbanites hate their governments

The Conversation For decades urban residents in many Africa countries have shown their dissatisfaction with their governments. Food price riots that rocked Guinea, Mauritania, and Senegal in 2007-8, and Uganda’s “Walk to Work” protests in 2011 were testament to this. As were the protests that rippled through Sudanese cities in 2018. But, hostility towards incumbent governments is usually subtler....

“Zim ready for Third Way”
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“Zim ready for Third Way”

The Church has been trying to forge a political role in Zimbabwe to offer an alternative to the fractious state that has characterised contestation for power. Last year, the clergy proposed the idea of “Election Sabbath” but it did not get traction. Yet the Church is not giving up Review & Mail recently caught up...

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Extraordinary threat indeed!

…how US unfurled a propaganda war on sanctioned Zim By Head of Content Last week, the United States of America routinely extended sanctions on Zimbabwe’s officials – Ansleem Sanyatwe, a former army chief and now Ambassador to Tanzania; and Owen “Mudha” Ncube, President Mnangagwa’s Security Minister. The US accuses the two of gross human rights...

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Zimbabwe: what should dialogue entail?

Review & Mail Writer The doctrine of nonviolence recognises the fact that violent confrontations are ultimately ended through dialogue. It is only through dialogue that conflict can be durably resolved. But this is rarely a simple process. To succeed dialogue must confront entrenched problems. In our case, corruption, state capture, grand theft and abuse of...

Matutu kicked off grabbed farm
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Matutu kicked off grabbed farm

Judith Nyuke Review & Mail Writer Former Zanu PF deputy Youth League secretary, Lewis Matutu, has been kicked out from a Kwekwe Farm which he had grabbed from the owner, Onisimo Zhavairo, with the help of over 20 ruling party youths in December last year. Justice Pisirayi Kwenda confirmed the interim order on January 29,...

‘Khupe closer to ED than me’
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‘Khupe closer to ED than me’

By Head of Content Opposition MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa says Thokozani Khupe is now closer to President Mnangagwa after the erstwhile co-vice presidents in the party fell out during a nasty succession row two years ago, following the death of Morgan Tsvangirai. Chamisa revealed this in an exclusive interview with Review & Mail as...

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Chamisa: Towards a post-post-election narrative

Tichaona Zindoga Head of Content Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, is on a whirlwind tour of the country, meeting supporters. He is also just back from South Africa where he had embarked on a “charm” offensive. He called it an attempt at finding solutions to the Zimbabwean crisis. He met different stakeholders, including Zimbabwean expatriates,...

Let Journalism live!
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Let Journalism live!

…My former life had both the limelight and travails. On this new journey I am more than determined to step out of the shadow and leave my own mark Tichaona Zindoga Head of Content Email: @adminthe-editorgmail.com The temptation, and I guess I’m not alone on this one, is that when introducing something, you try to...

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Sanctions vs Corruption – Inside Zim’s Great Propaganda War

…Hard-line political stances have poisoned national discourse A fierce propaganda war is afoot in Zimbabwe over a contrived dichotomy of factors that could have led to the economic meltdown in the Southern African country. On one hand, Government and its supporters say sanctions imposed on the country by the West have caused troubles in the...