Monthly Archives: February 2016

Don’t miss Judge Dennis Davis, Siphosami Malunga and David Coltart at the launch of The Struggle Continues

Jacana Media Release 28 February 2016 Jacana Media, Brooklyn Mall and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Struggle Continues: 50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe by David Coltart. Join Coltart, the former MDC Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, in conversation with Judge Dennis Davis on Zimbabwe’s unfinished struggle for freedom. […]

Mbeki Complicit In Zimbabwe Misrule – Critics

Radio VOP By Sij Ncube 25 February 2016 Harare, February 25, 2016 – FORMER South African president Thabo Mbeki has all but confirmed the African National Congress (ANC) complicity in President Robert Mugabe’s continued misrule with critics saying Mbeki’s quiet diplomacy contributed to the failure of the government of national unity (GNU). Mbeki, who was […]

The pain of learning in ‘tobacco barns’

Newsday 20 February 2016 BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA NINE-YEAR-OLD Zvikomborero Mhondiwa (not real name) of Watershed area in Hwedza has to take her mother’s wrapping cloth to school every day. The school, Guruuswa Primary, was established during the land reform exercise around 2000. The government has done little to construct decent structures for the hundreds of […]

Will Mnangagwa Suffer Joice Mujuru’s Fate?

Radio VOP By Sij Ncube 16 February 2016 Harare, February 16, 2016 – VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to be trudging towards the same fate that visited his predecessor Joice Mujuru but analysts are quick to so-nicknamed Crocodile is made of sterner stuff. Mujuru, the former Zanu PF and Zimbabwe vice president, was summarily fired […]

O & A’Level high-flyers spark debate

The Standard By Phyllis Mbanje 14 February 2016 The release of Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) Ordinary and Advanced Level 2015 examination results has seen proud parents and guardians of students who produced a string of A grades taking to social media to flaunt their children’s achievements. Some candidates scored as many as 30 points […]

Zimbabwe dithers as hunger stalks

Zimbabwe Independent By Hazel Ndebele 12 February 2016 ZIMBABWE risks losing out on international relief assistance after government’s late declaration of a state of disaster in the wake of the El Nino induced drought, which has left nearly three million people requiring urgent food aid. This comes amid indications that most international relief agencies have […]

Teachers Need Motivation, Minister

Financial Gazette 4 February 2016 By Andrew Kunambura WHEN Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Lazarus Dokora, is in the news, you bet he has opened his mouth yet again to say something provocative. It looks like the man really loves the limelight and will grab it at all cost, notwithstanding the damage it inflicts on […]

Controversial run out ignites Twitter storm

The Star (Jamaica) 3 February 2016 The West Indies Under-19 team ignited a Twitter storm in the wee hours of yesterday morning (Jamaica time) during their Under-19 Cricket World Cup group match against Zimbabwe in Chittagong, Bangladesh. West Indies Under-19 won the match in controversial fashion by two runs after pacer Keemo Paul, during his […]

Bottled water is ‘the new gold’ in drought-hit Harare

Reuters By Ray Mwareya 2 February 2016 The joke in Harare these days is that more people per square metre are drinking bottled water here – in the drought-hit capital of Zimbabwe – than in wealthy Manhattan. Harare has developed a huge appetite for bottled water. An estimated 300,000 litres change hands daily in this […]

Don’t heed Mugabe’s call, African countries told

News 24 1 February 2016 Harare – Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly described as “absurd” President Robert Mugabe’s anti-UN and West speech at the just-ended African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mugabe told delegates at the AU’s 26th ordinary summit over the weekend that African countries would not hesitate to pull out of the […]