Biometric Voter Registration (BVR): Dispelling the myths

Dr Samuel Chindaro

THERE have been a number of publications in the local media, quoting comments from various ‘experts’, and citing developments elsewhere, using these to cast aspersions on the use of biometrics in the upcoming Zimbabwe elections. Examples of these publications are “Red Flag over Biometric Registration” (The Herald, 11 March 20017), “France’s More...

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By Lex Vambe On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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SA xenophobia: When begging becomes a right!

“JACOB Zuma is right to ask: What are they (foreigners) doing in his country? Some of us who are foreigners (elsewhere) have the cheek to demand from host countries what we could not, and will not, demand from More...

By reporter263 On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Did an Israeli Company NIKUV Hack Zimbabwe’s Elections?

Accusations, rumors, and counter-accusations swirl around Robert Mugabe’s 2013 presidential victory By Yael Even Or In the past three years, a new slang word has come to be popular in the Zimbabwean capital. More...

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Africa has a long history of fake news after years of living with non-truth

by George Ogola US President Donald Trump’s election and his disdain for the mainstream media has been seen by some as the triumph More...

By Lex Vambe On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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How Robert Mugabe ruined Zimbabwe

Mere despotism was not enough for Robert Mugabe; daft policymaking was crucial IN 2016 it became a common sight in the capital of Zimbabwe to see fearful citizens queuing outside banks, waiting hopefully More...

By reporter263 On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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No opposition party is worth risking for: Masiyiwa

IT was quite interesting to read in one of last Sunday’s papers that both MDC-T and Messrs Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa-led Zimbabwe People First party (ZimPF), were trying to lure business magnate, Mr Strive More...

By Lex Vambe On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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The citizenship question in Zimbabwe

I AM a Zimbabwean Citizen and my African roots go back to 1867 when my Great Grandfather came out on a sailing ship and started a Baptist Church in a small town called Grahamstown in South Africa. The Church he More...

"Using the same social media, Zimbabweans demanded to know since when have the skulls become such an important issue to President Mugabe’s government, raised as it is being done 35 years after the country won its independence from Britain"-Cyril Zenda
By reporter263 On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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CABINET FILES: Forming, running political party not easy, Cdes

Dear Cabinet and Politburo members COMRADES, what did I say last year about some foolish strong-headed woman’s dream of forming and running viable political parties? I laughed when I heard that this is what was More...

By reporter263 On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Comment on the Supreme Court decision on judicial appointments

By Dr Alex .T Magaisa The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has today made an important ruling allowing the Judicial Services Commission’s appeal against a High Court decision which sought to stop public interviews More...

By Lex Vambe On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Mugabe wrote the playbook for Trump

Zimbabwe shows how badly things can go wrong when grasping elite has free rein He is a thin-skinned autocrat, contemptuous of truth and democratic norms. A xenophobe and bully, he exploits fear and hatred to generate More...