Former Vice President Joice Mujuru is among the 16 candidates vying for the  Zimbabwean presidency   IN About 40 days, Zimbabweans will participate in a watershed election which will usher the Southern African nation into a new phase following the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe who clung onto power for 38 years. This election is hi storic in the sense that it will be the first where Mugabe and the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be taking part in, rather this election is mainly about newcomers both in the presidential, parliamentary and council seats. This election is special as we even have 16 candidates vying for the highest post in the land. The election comes at a time when the gospel of generational consensus has reached far and wide and can definitely not be ignored. In essence, there is a lot at stake. The election will also put an end to the transitional government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa popularly referred to as ED which came into power


watch Hope Masike Performing at Galleries Art-Z SENSATIONAL mbira songstress Hope Masike, on Saturday night, gave a Stellar performance AND wooed fans during a concert held at Galeries Art-Z in Paris. The 2013  Nama  Best Female musician of the year, whose music is a blend of Mbira and afro jazz and Afro-pop showcased her versatility as an artist to the small crowd the small venue could accommodate.    Prior to attending this concert, I'd only been to two performance, a concert at the Alliance Francaise in May 2016, and the Sway Women in Jazz concert featuring Rute Mbangwa, Dudu Manhenga and Prudence Katomeni in 2015. I went to Hopes concert on Saturday with just the anticipation of watching a fellow Zimbabwean performing in Paris which is a rare treat, I must say. However what I did not expect was to be serenaded and taken down on a nostalgic trip once she put hands on the mbira and did what she was born for. Another thing that strikes me about her is the stre


.....MDC -T Primary Elections: A Bad Omen MDC  Leader Nelson Chamisa at a rally recently, pic credit THE  outcome of recent primary elections in both Zanu PF and MDC-T makes one question whether the process is not a new frontier for political corruption. Increasingly, primaries are now characterized by violence, rigging, intimidation, manipulation, all designed to sideline foes and promote candidates that are in favour with the political establishment of their parties. It could be one of the most devastating political ironies that such a democratic process is made an instrument of undemocratic practices. For the record, primary elections, whose origins are in the United States, are supposed to be a democratic way by which a political party chooses the best candidate that will represent it in a constituency, and will face off with the best  put forward by other contesting parties. These candidates should be competent enough to secure


ZIMBABWE heads to elections in a few months’ time, and the ground is set for a historic election since 1980. It is especially significant in the sense that it will be the first election without both former president Robert Mugabe and the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who dominated the post-independence political scene in the country. Their departure, coupled with the post-Mugabe political developments and direction, has unleashed a new and unprecedented excitement that carries both hope and risks. Hope in the sense that both major contestants are preaching peace and a free election, and they carry similar messages on the Zimbabwe they want to see, but risks in the sense that political temperatures can rise anytime if not properly managed. The electorate is left wondering what to make of this contest. Voting patterns may have less to do about the message and the promises than about the personalities and the perceptions of what they have to offer. Therein lies the strengths as


...Can Mnangagwa and his team walk the talk Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa(picture credit, FOLKS, it’s that time again where we get bombarded with the Zanu PF manifesto as political parties get ready to face off in the plebiscite expected sometime in August. Political parties will try to come up with blueprints just to outshine the other but the question that remains unanswered is whether they have the political will to execute their plans. Looking at the Zanu PF manifesto unveiled over the weekend under the theme Unite, Fight Corruption, Re-engage, Develop and Create Jobs, there is no doubt that it does address the issues that Zimbabweans are faced with today and I must say it is brilliant! But the million dollar question is, is the manifesto worth the paper it is written on? Truth be told; Can Zanu PF which has been in power for the last 38 years of the hell Zimbabweans have been living under walk the talk? Can they be trusted to imp

The Mobile phone will be the gadget of necessity in the next generation

THERE is no doubt that the next industrial revolution will be a digital one and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do to stop the train. For one to get onto the gravy train one needs to be equipped with digital skills like Artificial Intelligence(AI). Creativity will be another critical skill one will need to survive this era as most of the jobs which will be in existence for the next generation have not yet been created. AI helps extract intelligence from data and can be useful in solving business problems like identifying fraud and manufacturing errors. It can be extremely useful even in the area of public health where AI can be used to detect heart conditions and brain tumours in individuals. It really doesn't matter which field one intends to make use of this digital skill be it in education or even in mundane tasks, it certainly makes life better as it takes over the role of the human mind but in a faster form devoid of any emotions. It becomes therefore impe