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Food crisis in Zimbabwe: 2.2 million at risk. But where do the figures come from, and what do they mean?

Food crisis in Zimbabwe: 2.2 million at risk. But where do the figures come from, and what do they mean?

The newspapers have been full of commentary on a looming food crisis in Zimbabwe. This has followed from the World Food Programme’s press release that 2.2 million people will be in need of food aid in the coming months. The Commercial Farmers Union has called it a ‘man-made crisis’, the direct result…

Time for a Real Agriculture Revolution in Zimbabwe

Time for a Real Agriculture Revolution in Zimbabwe

FEATURE (Zimbabwe Investor) – Zimbabwe has over the years sold itself as an agro-based economy, yet there is little infrastructural and service investment into the sector at national level to show for the importance. The economy’s manufacturing sector extracts 60% of its input from agriculture, a sector which accounted for…

Zimbabwe’s Man in the Middle

Zimbabwe’s Man in the Middle

For the past five years, entrepreneur and media mogul Trevor Ncube has advocated for a “Third Way” in Zimbabwean politics. Disillusioned and disappointed with Zimbabwe’s two largest political parties, Ncube envisions a grand political party, made up of the best men and women across the political divide, business community, and…

A united front would represent more than the sum of the MDCs’ separate vote count

A united front would represent more than the sum of the MDCs’ separate vote count

OPINION (Zimbabwe Investor) – The Nomination Court sat on Friday and both Welshman Ncube and Tsvangirai of the two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) factions were among the five candidates who filed separate candidacy papers putting paid to the idea of a coalition going into the poll. The leader of…

State Media’s Politically Inflammatory Language Undermines the Constitutional Court

State Media’s Politically Inflammatory Language Undermines the Constitutional Court

The state media’s use of politically inflammatory language ahead of the anticipated application for extension of time by Government to the Constitutional Court as recommended by SADC is a cause for concern because it undermines the judicial process by creating an impression that the matter has been pre-judged and will…