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The tide of change

As we travel through life, it is important from time to time to take stock of...

Creating a new democracy

The Germans have learnt from their past and it is refreshing to meet a society of...

Mugabe’s hollow State of the Nation Address

Even as he was dying, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, one of Africa’s worst dictators, affectionately known...

Traditional Leaders

When the first settlers arrived in the country after 1890, they found a country occupied by...

Nehanda and Kaguvi to the rescue

This belief that the dead are still here and manipulating events is an age-old African myth...

Stewing in our own Juice

We have had two events of some significance in the past week. The first was the...

Reviving indigenous crops: the return of millet in Gutu

A new report is just out making the case for the revival of indigenous crops...

Horizons

My daughter once dated a helicopter pilot, he told me that flying a chopper was quite...

Rural cattle marketing in Zimbabwe

As a result of the changes in the beef value chain, discussed in previous blogs, rural...

State, land and democracy: reflections on Zimbabwe

Last week I was in Italy at the invitation of the University of Bologna to talk...

Responding to the Zanu (PF) Motion on Sanctions

This motion seeks to support the view adopted by Zanu PF as a principle propaganda platform...

What did we get wrong

Last week we looked at what we did right in the past 7 years. Generally I...

Planting water: sustainable agriculture in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a long tradition of ‘ecological’ and ‘sustainable’ agriculture. There are many organisations, perhaps most...

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