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Economic Evaluation of Zimbabwe: How is it different now from the first two years of Independence.

Just as Zimbabwe is a land of political contradictions, so it is a land of economic paradox, for the nation is simultaneously both developed and underdeveloped. A developed economy can be seen through its industrial sectors, in the commercial farm…

Women carrying the burden of the crumbling economy

A year ago, Tsitsi had her hands full, working 12 hour days as a waitress in a restaurant in town and raising five children in an impoverished settlement in Epworth, until in June when her boss told her that he…

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Individualism, Relapse and the Zimbabwe 2018 Elections

By Takura Zhangazha* I am aware that I have used an awkward word (relapse) for this particular blog.  But there were three significant events that brought a deeper reflection to the scheduled 30 July 2018 general/harmonised election to necessary thought.  But before I…

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Zimbabwe in ruins at 35

Malvern Mkudu In 1980 President of Tanzania Mwalimu Julius Nyerere congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe saying ‘you have inherited a jewel in Africa, you must preserve it’. These words pregnant with meaning meant that whatever the…

Why are maheu sales soaring?

A plate of sadza costs anything between $1 and $7 in Zimbabwean restaurants putting it out of reach for many of the Zimbabweans who live well below the poverty datum line. Depending on where you like to eat you are…