Robson’s “It Takes Two” to premiere in London, Lagos

Robson’s “It Takes Two” to premiere in London, Lagos

By Edward Mukaro UNITED Kingdom-based actor, producer and film director, Daniel Ndlara Robson, dubbed Zimbabwe’s own Tyler Perry, has struck gold after the successful shoot of “It Takes Two”, in Lagos and London, respectively, as news of the film’s premiere slated for this summer in both cities. Filmed under Netflix quality standards, It Takes Two has generated a high buzz and huge interest on the international entertainment scene and of course among the general public, media and various business organisations. Commenting on his experience in Nigeria on the shoot of…

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“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future – Denis Waitley”

“Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future – Denis Waitley”

By Chester Dimairho We continue with our leadership theme today. I am now on the tail end of the articles under the leadership pillar. Last week I wrote about the biggest pitfall in leading the teams in your business. There are so many other ones, but they are not as devastating as poor, manipulated or no communication. I also do not want to dwell too much on negative leadership. Today I want us to consider a local company, which has done very well because the founder was and continues to…

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Acute food insecurity soars to five-year high, warns Global Report on Food Crises

Acute food insecurity soars to five-year high, warns Global Report on Food Crises

ROME – The number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent life and livelihood-saving assistance has hit a five-year high in 2020 in countries beset by food crises, an annual report launched today by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) – an international alliance of the UN, the EU, governmental and non-governmental agencies working to tackle food crises together – has found. Conflict, economic shocks – including due to COVID-19, extreme weather – pushed at least 155 million people into acute food insecurity in 2020. The stark…

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Towards a robust agricultural revolution: The Presidential Pledge

Towards a robust agricultural revolution: The Presidential Pledge

State-run media organisations dedicated huge airtime and media space lauding the government for indeed the major transformation of the Agriculture Bank of Zimbabwe into the Agriculture Financing Cooperation (AFC). The major thrust of the new institution unveiled last Friday by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is to provide a premier short and long term one-stop-shop for agriculture production. The new institution brings into fresh memory the colonial settler’s Land Agriculture Development Bank that was used to spearhead the land subjugation of the indigenous people. It was a highly funded and well-orchestrated agric…

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Africa join hands in fighting food insecurity

Africa join hands in fighting food insecurity

By Wellington Zimbowa AFRICA gears to double agriculture production through a joint US$17 billion pledge to boost food security amid worrying revelations that about 300 million of her people sleep on empty stomachs, every day. A recent press statement by the African Development Bank (AfDB), disclosed this following a two-day high–level dialogue, running under the theme: “Feeding Africa: Leadership to scale up successful innovations”. “African countries commit to double agricultural productivity as development banks and partners pledge over US$17billion to increase food security. “A coalition of multilateral development banks and…

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National Foods’ volumes increase by 14.2%

National Foods’ volumes increase by 14.2%

By Staff Reporter A cocktail of factors among them price stability along with increased real income in certain sectors of the economy drove National Foods Holding Limited’s volumes up by 14.2 percent (%), compared to the same period last year, according to the group’s third-quarter trading update. Said the group, “The price stability, along with increased real incomes in certain sectors of the economy saw an improvement in consumer demand. This resulted in strong growth in volumes across the product portfolio with the exception of the Maize category. Volumes for…

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Government incorporates youths to meet NDCs target

Government incorporates youths to meet NDCs target

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka GOVERNMENT has coopted youths in reviewing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which aim to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per capita, by 33 percent (%), below the projected Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario by 2030, with a view of coming up with a position paper on NDCs processes and recommendations for consideration. The immediate process of revising the NDCs provides an opportunity to support collaboration amongst government agencies and increase mutual understanding amongst government, industry and the community for top-priority actions, as well as, the roles and responsibilities…

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Fresh water scarcity worsening due to population growth

Fresh water scarcity worsening due to population growth

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka A holistic approach is needed to eliminate all water access barriers that include distance, cost, infrastructure design and water sanitation, to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by the year 2030 as envisioned by Sustainable Development Goal Number 6 (SDG6), the Matabeleland Institute of Human Rights has said Water-related conflicts and violence have been on the increase since the 1900s and it is projected that due to the acute water crisis to be faced by 2030, the world may begin experiencing…

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Eaziflush technology to rid open pit latrines

Eaziflush technology to rid open pit latrines

By Edward Mukaro IN its efforts to rid open pits latrines in both peri-urban and rural communities, Government is on the verge of introducing the Eaziflush Sanitation Technology for waste management. Government wishes to implement innovations suitable for transforming rural communities with respect to the provision of clean water and improved sanitation. A recent Cabinet brief stated, “Government is taking a deliberate position to provide modern, sustainable, and affordable infrastructure in both urban and rural communities. It is highlighted that Vision 2030 speaks to Sustainable development Goal (SDG) Number 6,…

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Waste Management Committees enhance livelihoods

Waste Management Committees enhance livelihoods

By Edward Mukaro LOCAL authorities have been implored to spearhead the formation of local level Waste Management Committees in all major centres so that cleanliness is attained in its totality, while also assisting communities to identify livelihoods enhancement opportunities. Government has been at the forefront, encouraging citizens to make use of all disposal waste and get value out of it to sustain livelihoods. Speaking recently at Mahamba Business Centre, in Bubi District Matabeleland North Province, Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Ndhlovu challenged local authorities to empower residents…

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