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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Covid-19: The rebirth of local Traditional Knowledge systems!

Covid-19: The rebirth of local Traditional Knowledge systems!

Feature By Wellington Zimbowa “WHOEVER thought Zumbani/Umsuzwane (lippia javanica) will dominate discussions on home remedies for the Coronavirus in the world of developed pharmaceutical industry,” quipped the national export trade organisation ZimTrade in one of its reports on its website. The document analyses the growing public appetite for perceived or real traditional/organic and natural products in Zimbabweans’ health and wellness. This presents a huge economic opportunity, one which Midlands State University biochemical researcher, who made pioneering local research on the plant- the potential of a vibrant nutrascetic industry. Zimtrade notes…

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Ascendency to Zimbabwe’s hot throne! Is it a case of divine appointment?

Ascendency to Zimbabwe’s hot throne! Is it a case of divine appointment?

Feature By Wellington Zimbowa FEBRUARY 14 is the most romantic day for lovebirds globally, being regarded as Valentine’s Day, where lovers entreat each other with goodies and love antics with “red” being the symbolic colour of love. But there was another dimension to literally the red sea of people in Harare and most urban areas for the 2018 Valentine’s Day. Largely regarded as a doyen of democracy, founding Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader and former Prime Minister in the 2009 – 2013 Government of National Unity (GNU), Morgan Richard…

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“Private schools pressurizing government to rush schools’ opening’

“Private schools pressurizing government to rush schools’ opening’

By Wellington Zimbabwe PRIVATE school operators have been accused of arm-twisting government to rush the schools’ academic calendar without first addressing key Covid-19 safety health measures, due to their personal financial gratification needs. Both the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) and the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Association (ARTA) are adamant that the current environment is not conducive for schools to open, stressing the need to upscale health preventative measures, forecasting a national health disaster if the government doesn’t heed its critics. This comes at a time teacher unions filed an…

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Spare a thought for the vulnerable

Spare a thought for the vulnerable

By Edward Mukaro THE Covid-19 pandemic has brought untold suffering to the masses in Zimbabwe with one of the nation’s flagship vulnerable children’s food bank and academic scholarship providers, Dzikwa Trust reporting an influx of children in need of meals at the organization’s Dzivarasekwa 2 base, in Harare. Dzikwa Trust supports vulnerable children in Dzivarasekwa through providing meals and local and international educational scholarships that are funded by benefactors mainly form Europe and other places around the globe. The institution that was founded by a Finish couple Seppo Ainamo and…

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Covid-19 takes families down the memory lane

Covid-19 takes families down the memory lane

…women, kids play yesteryear games By Simbarashe Musaki The lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has rewound social life to the early 1990’s, as adults and children have reverted to yesteryear games, such as, Mafurawu, Rhaka Rhaka and Pada. These games have also taken attention of families off their television sets, as the panacea to movement restrictions boredom. Citizens, including street kids and victims to controllable paroxysms of laughter for no apparent reasons deserted the Central Business District (CBD), heeding President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call to curb the Coronavirus spread, leaving…

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Covid-19 takes families down memory lane

Covid-19 takes families down memory lane

…women, kids play yesteryear games By Simbarashe Musaki The lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has rewound social life to the early 1990’s, as adults and children have reverted to yesteryear games, such as, Mafurawu, Rhaka Rhaka and Pada. These games have also took attention of families off their television sets, as the panacea to movement restrictions boredom. Citizens, including street kids and victims to controllable paroxysms of laughter for no apparent reasons deserted the Central Business District (CBD), heeding President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call to curb the Coronavirus spread, leaving…

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