RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya has been on a charm offensive to convince Zimbabweans to continue using bond notes and coins at par with the US dollar. The bond notes are backed by a US$200 million facility availed by the Cairo-based Afreximbank

Bond notes: RBZ has its work cut out

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker, Sir Bond notes came and were overwhelmingly embraced by Zimbabweans despite spirited attempts to cause their rejection by those who want the country to “burn” for political re...
PETINA GAPPAH

Writers end year in own style

Beaven Tapureta Bookshelf — Writers and book lovers enjoyed an unusual series of events late November and very early December, thus ending the year in their own style.
Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Women's Affairs, Gender and community development Dr Perpetua Gumbo (right), UN women country representative Delphine Serumaga (center) and RBZ deputy governor Charity Dhliwayo (left)  follow proceedings during United Nations women business case for investing in women to build strong economy in Zimbabwe breakfast meeting in Harare-. (Picture by Memory Mangombe)

Women’s economic empowerment a fallacy?

Victoria Ruzvidzo Focus — “Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contribut...

Cashless society becoming reality

Delta Milayo Ndou #Digital Dialogue A recent picture of an enterprising legal vendor who uses a portable POS device (also referred to as a swiping machine) to facilitate transactions with his clients...
Africa boasts of so much natural richness, yet it is over represented in negative things such as poverty and disease

Indignity of poverty in land of plenty

Nick Mangwana View from  the Diaspora— Poverty is an indignity, a scourge and an indictment on the priority of African leadership. How can it be justified when Africa has most of the world’s re...

Fidel Castro: Hero of the oppressed

Reason Wafawarova Political Mondays If there is something former Cuban leader Fidel Castro will be remembered for after his death on November 25, it is his potent symbolic stature as a spiritual beac...
GIFT AMULI

I was forced to play sungura

Godwin Muzari Memory Lane — Since releasing the album “Wamatuka”, Gift Amuli became a popular sungura musician yet he initially hated the genre. Amuli did not like sungura at all. Because of hi...
MPs have a right to summon whoever they want to appear before them, but they should not turn oral evidence into some court cross-examination

Parly committees are not courts

Lloyd Gumbo Mr Speaker Sir— The current Parliament has been lauded as one of the most vibrant in recent years because of the role played by some of the portfolio committees which have been hold...
Views Of International Criminal Court The Hague As Dutch Prosecuters Consider War Crimes Probe Into Flight MH17

The rise and rise against ICC

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections— Well, it has been more than a month since South Africa, the biggest economy in Africa announced its decision to quit, the International Criminal Court (ICC), a per...
Fidel Castro . . .  Revolutionary par excellence

Ode to Fidel Castro Ruz

Hildegarde The Arena— WHEN news of the passing on of El Commandante Fidel Castro Ruz on Friday, November 25 was confirmed, there was a deep sense of emptiness, followed by gratitude and admirat...
Minister Chinamasa

Mangudya’s journey begins now

My Turn with Tichaona Zindoga— The job of John Panonetsa Mangudya as Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor begins now. Or, let’s say it began 72 hours ago with the introduction of bond notes onto t...