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April 19, 2014

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Don’t blame the youths for their indifference towards Independence Day

By mentioning places like the National Heroes Acre, Nyadzonia, Wha Wha and Sikombela, Zimbabwe’s state media has tried to sensationalise Independence Day that falls on 18th April. Other countries have these national monuments where they honour the heroes and heroins who sacrificed for their countries like the USA has the Arlington National Cemetery which have [...]

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March 9, 2014

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Bullied By ZIMRA At Harare International Airport

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The following is a letter that one of readers wrote to the The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) in response to unpleasant experiences at the hands of their officers and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP): I would like to report two consecutive incidences that made me feel like I was being bullied by those who think [...]

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March 2, 2014

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Lessons in Business From Zimbabwean Entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa

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Zimbabwe is one of those places that might be and has been dismissed by some as a lost cause in terms of doing business. It has been described as a country that does not have a conducive environment in which to conduct business for a number of reasons. The International Finance Corporation ranks Zimbabwe at [...]

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February 17, 2014

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Showing the True Face of Zimbabwe and Africa

I visited the continent of Africa for the first time in 1993, and like most Americans of my generation, I arrived with a mind filled with misconceptions. I’d grown up being bombarded by the distorted cinematic portrayals (most notably the Tarzan movies, which weren’t even filmed in Africa, but in Mexico), popular media focus on [...]

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February 9, 2014

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Money Laundering in Zimbabwe; Why The Dirty US Dollar Bills?

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According to a recent report from an international news network, money laundering in Zimbabwe takes on a different meaning because it literally means laundering money with soap and water versus what the phrase means in the traditional sense. For those who have cash in hand, the chances of them being in possession of a clean [...]

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January 22, 2014

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Telling The African Narrative Like Komla Dumor

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When it came to telling the world stories about Africa, no-one did it as well as Komla Dumor. He was a person who believed that you needed to understand people and collaborate with them in order to tell Africa’s story. Having this kind of an attitude towards his journalism is one of the things that [...]

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January 20, 2014

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Living and Learning in Zimbabwe: The Power of a Smile

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I spent from June – December of 2013 living, learning, and working in Nkayi, Zimbabwe as a World Vision Canada Intern. I was asked by Living Zimbabwe to write a piece with some helpful hints for people traveling to Zimbabwe. I have tried my best to avoid the typical travel advice of “boil your water” [...]

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December 17, 2013

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Lessons For Zimbabwe & Africa From Tributes Made At Mandela’s Farewell

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On Sunday December 15, 2013, the iconic Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was laid to rest in Qunu, the place that he called home. He took his last breath on Thursday 5 December and the 10 days leading up to his return to the soil has been marked with a number of ceremonies. This included a memorial [...]

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December 11, 2013

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Should Mugabe Really Be Attending Mandela’s Memorial Service?

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Last night President Mugabe and his wife Grace joined a long list of world leaders who landed at the Waterkloof Air Force Base just outside Pretoria to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial and funeral. Most if not all of the world leaders attending the funeral had great respect for and revered Madiba and felt the need [...]

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November 15, 2013

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The Frustration Of Applying For A Zimbabwean Passport From The UK

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I don’t get the Zimbabwean passport system! I am not usually one to comment on blogs but I am both dismayed and disgusted at the ridiculousness of the situation. I’m in the UK and I have lost my Zimbabwean passport, like most people on here. The consulate keep insisting I go back and get an [...]

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October 25, 2013

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Breast Cancer in Zimbabwe is a Reality, Get Your Breasts Checked!

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This weeks @263Chat hosted by Sir Nige and Pearls, Heels & Dreams was focused on CANCER but was originally centered on breast cancer given that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One thing that was apparent during the chat session was that just about everyone who joined in on the conversation had been directly affected [...]

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