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Your Country Not Working Properly? Blame Sanctions…

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Your Country Not Working Properly?  Blame Sanctions…

“Zimbabwe has been destroyed by sanctions imposed by the US, Britain and the EU…” “Our infrastructure and healthcare are in the state they are in because of sanctions…” These refrains are familiar to anyone who has lived in or followed news about Zimbabwe. If a Zimbabwean politician does not have an excuse to hand that…

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Pastor – The Return – What Next

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Pastor – The Return – What Next

A Commentary As Pastor Evan returns to Zimbabwe after a 6 month haitus, it is clear that he will, for a while, become the new distraction topic for the ruling party and government. A quick visit to the various news outlets such as the BBC and 263 Chat  and social media sites such as FB …

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 3 – Sustainability

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 3 – Sustainability

In the first part of this discourse we talked about the structure of the Zimbabwean economy and the 3 main pillars on which it rests. In the second part we put forward a plan to allow the Zim-dollar to be revived as a new currency using commodity pricing to guarantee its value. In this, the…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 3

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 3

THE NEW STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT .. . Final Installment The final step in our idea of building the new politically efficient governmental structure for Zimbabwe is the complete rethinking of the roles of cabinet and ministries in central government. We appreciate that this would probably require some amendments to be made to the constitution but this…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2

THE NEW STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT – Continued Currently Zimbabwe has a total of 10 provinces, with 10 governors all of whom are chosen by the President. Some of the current crop of governors have been in-situ for almost 10 years or more and have overseen the decline of output and retreat of development in their provinces…

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The Removal of The Training Wheels

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The Removal of The Training Wheels

The departure of Mawarire from South Africa to the United States and not back to Zimbabwe has left some citizens feeling betrayed and used. However I fail to understand why these citizens are so surprised, when Evan himself had repeatedly said (and it is repeated in the video below) that each person must decide for themselves…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 1

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 1

THE NEW STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT Whilst our erstwhile opposition and social media leaders exhort the populous to vent their dissatisfaction with the status quo, the discussion in Zimbabwe should also be about identifying solutions that will lead to the kind of Zimbabwe we want in the future. In this series of papers we present an option,…

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Driving for Change: #THISFLAG versus ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’

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Driving for Change: #THISFLAG versus ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’

Social-Media the Disruptive Innovation in Zimbabwe It’s not that ZANU cannot see change coming, it is evidently visible to them, the problem is that they, as an organisation with the leadership they have, are unable to unlearn the practices, they have cultivated over the past 35 years. Now for the really bad news… For ZANU,…

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Citizens – Are They Ready For The Political Step Change

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Citizens – Are They Ready For The Political Step Change

Zimbabwean Citizens – Are They Ready For The Political Step Change A Commentary Over the last few weeks Zimbabwe has been going through historical political upheavals that are certain to resonate for a decade or more. Fact: Pastor Evan Mawarire is an agent of change and a wake up call to the current government and…

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