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Zimbabwe Is Having A Political Showdown During The Corona Shutdown

Zimbabwe Is Having A Political Showdown During The Corona Shutdown

As the world is grappling with the Corona pandemic, Zimbabwe, an economically bedridden country which was once the bread basket of Africa has its political landscape filled with drama of political power struggles whose episodes even extend into the court galleries. At the forefront is the battle of leadership of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party which was headed by the late former Premier of...

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Zimbabwe’s January 2020 Letters of the Month

Zimbabwe’s January 2020 Letters of the Month

January 2020 came and it’s now gone, but there are some things that happened in it that really stands out especially in the world of communication.   In this regard, these two letters stood out, a press release from the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services and another one, a letter from the Zimbabwe Republic Police addressed to the MDC.     The Zimbabwe Ministry...

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THE ART OF BLURB WRITING

THE ART OF BLURB WRITING

WHEN Longman Zimbabwe (now CPS Publishing) decided to publish my debut novel, The Haunted Trail, sometime in 2005, the company’s then Commissioning Editor, Lorraine Nyamapfene, asked me to write the blurb for the book. Well, let me not speak in tongues and break this down for you so that we are on the same page. ...

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Zimbabwe’s Preparedness for the Corona Virus Questioned while WHO Declares the Pandemic a Global Public Health Emergency

Zimbabwe’s Preparedness for the Corona Virus Questioned while WHO Declares the Pandemic a Global Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared China’s Corona virus a global emergency following reports that the virus is confirmed to have spread to some other countries raising fears for catastrophic consequences if it gets into countries with less developed health related infrastructure. “I am declaring a public health emergency of international concern over the global...

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‘Mashurugwis’ Confusion In Harare, Zimbabwe: Who Are These Guys?

‘Mashurugwis’ Confusion In Harare, Zimbabwe: Who Are These Guys?

There has been a Mashurugwis’ scare in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe after a machete and gun wielding squad has been spotted harassing some residents in Broadlands, Emerald Hill recently. A message circulating on WhatsApp dated 15/01/2020 reads “Guys be safe hanzi mashurugwi at Avondale izvozvi attacking people. Those living in Emerald Hill near Broadlands...

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Mary Chiwenga: Even ED Mnangagwa sent me with US30K to China

Mary Mubaiwa, the estranged wife of Zimbabwe’s vice-president Constantino Chiwenga, on Wednesday denied allegations that she had tried to kill him. She also made an application for bail in the Harare high court. Her lawyers asked that the former model be released on bail pending the commencement of her trial. Mubaiwa was not in court...

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Zimbabwe’s health woes: 250 babies born in make-shift maternity clinic as system continues to suffer

The floor is dusty, the walls filthy and the furniture decrepit, but for two weeks last month a tiny flat in a Harare township was transformed into a maternity clinic where scores of babies were born. Its owner, 69-year-old self-taught midwife Esther Gwena, says she helped to deliver 250 infants as Zimbabwe’s health sector tottered...

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