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EDITORIAL COMMENT : Time to make banking simple, exciting

ZIMBABWE’S financial services sector should invest more in technology, innovation, research and development in order to make banking attractive and exciting Innovation helps the financial services sector to rid itself of processes that delay the banking public and in the process increase charges. Investing in research and development and innovation however, is not limited to the banking sector, but to

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Lies, donor fund mongering coming un$tuck

EXPOSED …. Linda Masarira My Turn With Tichaona Zindoga— THERE is a big, stinking scandal that has just hit the opposition “civil society” circles. It concerns one Linda Masarira, a controversial anti-Government activist who a few days ago claimed to have been beaten up by six men whom she insinuated to be members of State security. Linda claimed she was

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EDITORIAL COMMENT : Time to do your job; Cde Kasukuwere

Cde Kasukuwere In yesterday’s issue of The Herald we carried a story in which veterans of the country’s liberation struggle spoke a lot of sense. Addressing journalists in Harare on Monday, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association spokesperson Mr Douglas Mahiya said some senior Government officials were focusing on trivia at the expense of service delivery. In particular, he said

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Fare thee well, Mr Obama, you won’t be missed

Barack Obama The United States of America has just extended its sanctions against Zimbabwe, with the outgoing President Barack Obama last week bidding us as hostile a goodbye as ever. Not that we are particularly shocked, or saddened by this development. Zimbabwe has been under illegal US sanctions since 2001 and the renewable Executive Order granting the US president powers

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Rains open gates to blessings, curses

Floods have had devastating effects in Zimbabwe Sydney Kawadza Senior Features WriterJoy abounds for Zimbabwe and its Southern African counterparts for the abundant rains that have fallen this season. Coming from two successive droughts, the heavy rains have increased prospects for improved yields in the predominantly agro-based economies. Rains stand for abundance, in food and water, so that people can

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Spiwe the kombi driver of Harare

Spiwe Mahachi-Harper Stanely Mushava Literature TodayThe kombi is a city in miniature. Each trip there contrasts on board every shade of the urban experience. A conductor proudly extracting life from downtown fringes and a driver conversant with suburban connectography enough to sidestep roadblocks pair in the cockpit. One is a restless chatterbox whose tongue works all day like the heart.

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Let’s show them we are true Warriors

AFTER a lengthy and frustrating 11-year wait, tomorrow we will get the chance to see our beloved Warriors plunging into battle on the big stage of the African Cup of Nations when they take on continental heavyweights Algeria in the opening match of their Group B adventure in Franceville, Gabon. Analysts have dubbed it a proverbial David versus Goliath battle, with

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