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...
Dr Mzembi

Our Africa is not a country

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora— The last time this columnist was at Chatham House was when Joice Mujuru gave that forgettable performance. It would surprise many to learn that many Zimbab...
The Constitution is very clear on S106(3) that there should be an Act of Parliament to direct and dictate how top officials of the State should behave

Pointless laws and codes

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora It is understandable that the Government of Zimbabwe is trying its best to align laws with the Zimbabwean Constitution. This process is frustratingly taking its t...
Joice Mujuru’s UK adventure has seen her having a meeting with Mr Guy Watson Smith, the former owner of her Ruzambo Farm in Beatrice

Why Mujuru cannot be trusted

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora They say every government makes mistakes. No matter how principled, how democratic, how fair minded or how welfare minded it is, it will make mistakes. So when a ...
There have been suggestions that since a substantial number of drivers have obtained their driver’s licences clandestinely and others through bribery, there should be retesting of all drivers

Retesting all drivers not a solution

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora About 90 percent of accidents in Zimbabwe are caused by human error. Even though we talk of narrow roads, vehicles which should not be on the road, stray animals ...
COURT

ZACC: Simply inept, disempowered or both?

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora Having prosecutorial powers would probably help ZACC very much. But let us hear what they have done with the powers they already have. Let us have a look at some ...
VIOLENCE

Detoxing Zim’s political atmosphere

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora Our political differences should be differences of ideas, vision and ideology. There is nothing personal about it. Leave children out of it. The translation of ve...
Zimbabwe’s opposition parties feel inspired by the display of “people power” that occurred in the Arab Peninsula since December 2010 and was dubbed the “Arab Spring”

Once, there was a spring without shoots

Nick Mangwana : View From the Diaspora LET us start this week’s piece by making a very superficial argument that there is nothing wrong with a regime change agenda per se. In fact, the whole raison d...
Tendai Biti

Seeking power through back door

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora IN recent times, there has been a push by vanquished opposition groups for what some have termed the National Transitional Authority (NTA) to run the affairs of Z...
There is no Western democracy without any an Internet regulating statute or provisions. Zimbabwe is just late coming on board

The case for Internet regulation . . .

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora The Internet is not only a conduit of nefarious activities but a domain of sophisticated crime which any nation would need to regulate. Other countries have alrea...
Many SMEs in Zimbabwe are into retail while others are into artisanal mining, but a good diversification into small-scale manufacturing is welcome for the betterment of the economy

Small businesses are a big deal

Nick Mangwana : View from the Diaspora Having a small business sometimes is not about choice. It is about passion. But in Zimbabwe it is about survival. It is about employment and creating value, but...
Quail birds were the flavour of the month before the hashtag craze which will soon pass, if it hasn’t already

#, just an ephemeral craze

Nick Mangwana View From the Diaspora There should always be an element of public interest before prosecuting certain crimes. Was it really in the public interest to arrest and charge this guy conside...
In March 2016 the US placed two more fertiliser companies, Chemplex Holdings and Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company on its sanctions list in an effort to cripple the country’s agriculture sector

Unpacking maize abundance in Zambia

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora There has been a direct effort to support Zambian food production by the European Union and undermine Zimbabwean agriculture through the strangling of the agricul...