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Charamba’s reaction reeks of hypocrisy

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Mugabe’s 2M jobs go up in smoke

It is now exactly two years since President Robert Mugabe controversially won a seventh term in...

GroundUp: Zimbabweans fear deportation after bungled special permit process

People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty says the pile of rejections for Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permits...

Diaspora remittances: help or hindrance?

Diasporans play a crucial role in the Zimbabwean economy. But we need to ask ourselves...

Of lions, elephants and ordinary Zimbabweans

Dear Family and Friends, Spring has arrived in Zimbabwe and the sounds and colours of the...

Women and children of Manzou beg to differ

Robert Mugabe and his entourage of hangers on refer to themselves as ‘the people’s party.’ Those...

The end of party politics

My ward is Highfield East in Harare. I last saw my MP in 2013 when he...

Forget about Mujuru

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On the brink of civil unrest

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Why economists fail in Africa

A great new book is just out by Morten Jerven called Africa: Why Economists Get it...

Compensation is a dirty word

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Firing the Prosecutor-General: The Procedure

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