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Fighting Somali Piracy – Don’t Get the Next Steps Wrong

Fighting Somali Piracy – Don’t Get the Next Steps Wrong

On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen between 2008 and 2011 is unlikely. The Comoros-flagged Aris was carrying fuel and sailing only 18 km away […]

Lame – a Revelation of What Botswana Is Yet to Offer

Lame – a Revelation of What Botswana Is Yet to Offer

We live in a world where sport is as much important as academics, especially for people with a talent and passion for different sport codes. Lame Nare a 15-year-old, is about to become more than just a household name as a middle and long distance runner. She specialises in 800 metres, 3000 metres, 10km race, […]

Rest in Peace Andrew Kaweesi – How Secure Are the Rest of Us?

Rest in Peace Andrew Kaweesi – How Secure Are the Rest of Us?

So, what if the late assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi was taking his children to school, or worse yet, taking his lovely wife to the hospital to experience one of the most amazing and magical wonders of this world – giving birth, what then? Do these cold blooded assassins have any conscience? […]

‘Corpse Phenomenon’ On Greater Scale

‘Corpse Phenomenon’ On Greater Scale

Lifeless bodies are discovered all over the country. Some human rights activists speak of a revival of murderous violence of a political and ethnic nature and count about sixty corpses. For the police, this phenomenon would be linked to vengeance, banditry or witchcraft. In the morning of Monday, March 20, a body of a police […]

Treat parastatal audits seriously

Treat parastatal audits seriously

ELSEWHERE in this issue, we carry a story revealing that some parastatals have not been audited since 2009 while the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) and several state-owned enterprises have not submitted their accounts for many years. Eight long years! This is criminal dereliction of constitutional responsibilities. There are no two ways about it. Section 9 […]

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe warms up to South African rand adoption

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe warms up to South African rand adoption

Zimbabwe’s central bank is warming up to adoption of the South African Rand as a dominating currency following various calls from business in favour of the exchange. In an apparent U-turn from his previous stance, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) deputy governor Kupukile Mlambo, on Thursday said rand domination would benefit the country, presently battling […]

Life After Presidency – the John Mahama Way

Life After Presidency – the John Mahama Way

There is no doubt that the story of John Mahama is one of the striking political stories of this Fourth Republican dispensation. From his humble beginnings as a Legislator, the immediate past President shot into the political limelight when the late President, Professor J. E.A Mills, settled on him as his running mate for the […]

The ICC Can’t Live With Africa, but It Can’t Live Without It Either

The ICC Can’t Live With Africa, but It Can’t Live Without It Either

On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Whatever comes of it, the reported plan is the culmination of a highly publicised pushback by African states, which have accused the court of political bias, interference in African affairs and even […]

Bond notes not solution to Zim’s problems: RBZ

Bond notes not solution to Zim’s problems: RBZ

Senior consultant and economist Ashok Chakravati makes a presentation at the Bond Notes 100 days review organised by the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers at Rainbow Towers Hotel in the capital yesterday THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says bond notes were a temporary measure and the solution to the country’s problems lies in production. Speaking […]

Men and Women Farmers in Benin Are Responding Differently to Climate Change

Men and Women Farmers in Benin Are Responding Differently to Climate Change

As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Grace Villamor about her research on […]

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