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November 30, 2019

The 25th of November marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. From its origins in 1991, the annual campaign is designed to raise awareness on the scourge of violence against women and girls. Originating from the sterling efforts of civil so...

November 24, 2019

There was much discussion and commentary upon the return of Retired General Constantino Chiwenga in the early hours of Saturday 23 November 2019. 

The excitement generated by his return was understandable. He is one of Zimbabwe’s duo of Vice Presidents. He had spent 4 m...

November 23, 2019

Too cold for the all-weather friend

The ZANU PF regime likes to refer to China as an all-weather friend. It’s a relationship that goes back decades, from the of the liberation struggle when China backed ZANLA, the armed wing of ZANU PF. Fast track to the current era whe...

November 16, 2019

For all the shortcomings of his two year old administration, Emmerson Mnangagwa might have been excused by many Zimbabweans and might have been glorified as a hero, had he performed a Houdini Act on the economy.

True, the coup that catapulted Mnangagwa into power in Nov...

November 9, 2019

This month, the month of November, marks two years since Zimbabwe's former leader, Robert Mugabe lost power to his long-time ally and lieutenant Emmerson Mnangagwa in a coup which was orchestrated by military commanders. We shall be doing a series of papers based on th...

November 1, 2019

We are getting towards the end of the year and soon, the Minister of Finance will be presenting the national budget statement. Although it may be unfamiliar to most, presenting the national budget is a constitutional requirement in terms of section 305. The Constitutio...

October 25, 2019

This week, we have two big issues. The first is a relatively easier matter - a current issue regarding the conduct of the Speaker of the National Assembly. The second, is a heavier matter; one that lends the title to this #BSR and is as relevant to our times as it was...

October 18, 2019

The week began with the police and state media making a fuss over police helmets which were allegedly “discovered” in the basement of a building in central Harare. Predictably, they both made insinuations that the opposition party, the MDC Alliance was responsible. Alt...

October 12, 2019

This week, we had a conversation with the former Mayor of Harare, Ben Manyenyeni. He took up office in 2013 and stepped down 2018. There has been a lot of questions and debates over the operations of local authorities urban, particularly concerning poor service deliver...

October 4, 2019

There are very few critiques of the troubles afflicting Zimbabwe that do not end with a call for political reforms. The opposition party calls for political reforms. Critics of government warn that prospects of economic recovery will remain remote unless there are poli...

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