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  • Mugabe 'tightens screws' on remaining white farmers – report

    October 30, 2017 7:19 PM 8

    Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government has reportedly continued to "tighten the screws" on the remaining white farmers as it came up with a somewhat "discriminatory policy" that "limits their leases to just five years while their black counterparts will enjoy 99-year-long leases". According to New Zimbabwe.com, lands minister Douglas

  • ‘Skilling Uganda initiative finally takes big strides’

    October 30, 2017 6:53 PM 8

    In November, ALEX KAKOOZA will mark one year in the job of permanent secretary, ministry of Education and Sports. He talked to Yudaya Nangonzi about his view of the sector. We have made some modest achievements. First, we are moving as a team together with the political leadership headed by our minister, state ministers and technical staff – all focused

  • WANJAU: Credible poll drives economic growth

    October 30, 2017 5:55 PM 8

    The country is deeply split along two major political formations, the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance (Nasa), which continue to do battle on the national electoral front, with serious ramifications for the citizens. Indeed, Jubilee under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa, which is led by Mr Raila Odinga, each garnered nearly half of all the votes

  • Facebook delivers early blow to Mugabe, Zim govt

    October 30, 2017 3:31 PM 7

    Popular American online social media and networking service, Facebook — has assured its Zimbabwean network users that it will not share their private communication with President Robert Mugabe’s government — even if there is such a request as at it takes their privacy seriously. The assurance comes as media groups, civic society and opposition parties

  • Mugabe's plan to own airline slammed

    October 30, 2017 1:15 PM 3

    Tendai Biti's opposition People's Democratic Party has said President Robert Mugabe's intention to be the first State president in the world to own an airline showed unbridled ambition and shocking greed. The airline, dubbed Zimbabwe Airways, was said to be purchasing condemned planes from Malaysia Airways. Mugabes' son-in-law, Simba Chikore, the current

  • How poverty stands in the way of growth

    October 30, 2017 7:00 AM 8

    The fact that Africa struggles to meet development goals is not a secret but an understanding of the role poverty plays in this process is less common. Africa seems to be caught in a vicious cycle where a poor status of development exacerbates poverty — and poverty negatively affects the ability of Africans to meet development goals. According to the organisation

  • Why Mugabe has appointed a ‘Minister of WhatsApp’

    October 30, 2017 6:31 AM 10

    A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister – Patrick Chinamasa – and instructed

  • Mixed reactions to Buthelezi's decision to bow out as IFP leader

    October 30, 2017 4:55 AM 11

    The announcement was greeted with mixed reaction by political analysts. However, Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana said the latest development could mark the beginning of the end for the IFP, as the party was modelled around Buthelezi. Buthelezi, who is credited for reviving the party after it lost several key municipalities in the 2011 local government elections

  • Meet Zimbabwe's 'Minister of WhatsApp'

    October 30, 2017 4:02 AM 8

    A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister - Patrick Chinamasa - and instructed

  • Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

    October 30, 2017 4:00 AM 7

    ANKARA: A mass trial in Turkey is set to resume Monday (Oct 30) of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The suspects face life sentences if convicted of charges ranging from using violence to try to overthrow the government and parliament