The BRICS leaders could be persuaded to adopt a human rights based approach to making global economic governance more democratic and responsive to the needs of developing countries and for a more just, equitable and sustainable global economy

BRICS needs a new approach

Danny Bradlow Correspondent The formation of BRICS — the bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – was supposed to be the harbinger for a new approach to global economic g...
Residents of Mabvuku fetch water from unprotected sources in Harare in 2012. - Reuters

Water disconnections rile Harare residents

Runyararo Muzavazi Feature Writer The decision by the Harare City Council to cut water supplies to non-paying residents has angered most people in the city who are bitter over poor service delivery, ...
Africa will spend $110 billion to import food by 2025 if it neglects agriculture

Can Africa feed itself?

Sifelani Tsiko recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia With a food import bill of Africa hovering around $35 billion per annum, can Africa feed itself?
Mr Speaker Sir, we reiterate that this session, coming just before next year’s watershed elections, the nation will be watching the performance of our parliamentarians and ministers and those who under-perform will be judged by the electorate at the polls

Parliament has its work cut out

Farirai Machivenyika Mr Speaker Sir The Eighth Parliament is coming to an end following the opening of its fifth and last session last week and, Mr Speaker Sir, as it comes to an end, we expect parli...
US president Donald Trump delivers his maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly

Trump at UN: Gods are getting crazier

Tichaona Zindoga Political Editor Ladies and gentlemen, the time we had been waiting for finally came: United States President Donald J Trump at the global podium of the United Nations.
Barter trading had embedded medium of exchange values unlike technology which just shows figures

Are we ready become a cashless economy?

Charles Dhewa Evidence from agricultural markets suggests a cashless economy requires a country to have reached a certain level of development. In Zimbabwe it seems a cashless economy is being pushed...