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Zim widows still vulnerable to age-old patriarchal practices
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Zim widows still vulnerable to age-old patriarchal practices

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti In Zimbabwe, women and girls make the largest number of people who are abused and the situation becomes a double tragedy for widows, of…

No matter who’s doing the eating… CORRUPTION IS CORRUPTION
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No matter who’s doing the eating… CORRUPTION IS CORRUPTION

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Ranga Mberi THE list of people always lining up to spend public money never gets short. There will always be a long queue of people lining…

Africa is not a country
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Africa is not a country

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

By Wang Ntui Belle GLOBAL news tends to focus on the negative, so people around the world only hear of the wars, disease and poverty that the…

Child bride’s wrong turn to life with
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Child bride’s wrong turn to life with

Staff Reporter - Oct 21, 2016

By Sharon Kavhu GOROMONZI–AGED just 12, Abigail Kakava became a child bride. Marriage, she had convinced herself, was the only way out of grinding poverty, child abuse, loneliness…

Land key in eradicating poverty
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Land key in eradicating poverty

Staff Reporter - Oct 21, 2016

By Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze ROME-THE first UN Sustainable Development Goal calls on us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the…

Changing lives, inspiring a greater future
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Changing lives, inspiring a greater future

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

By  Lazarus Sauti Women in Wedza District, Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe have welcomed gardening projects established in some parts of the area to fight hunger and lift…

Small steps can arrest climate change
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Small steps can arrest climate change

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas THE visible impacts of climate change in Africa — deforestation, flooding, drought, soil erosion, coastal storms and changing weather patterns — are striking, but so…

Poverty, power deficit hold back SADC region
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Poverty, power deficit hold back SADC region

Staff Reporter - Aug 31, 2016

Address by the outgoing SADC Chairperson President Ian Khama of Botswana at the official opening of the 36th Ordinary Summit of Heads and Government in Lozitha, Swaziland.…

Drought, poverty dominate SADC summit
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Drought, poverty dominate SADC summit

Staff Reporter - Aug 29, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe MBABANE - AS THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) prepares for the opening of the 36th Ordinary Summit of the SADC Heads of State and…

Bots rolls out solar street lights
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Bots rolls out solar street lights

Staff Reporter - Aug 19, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - THE Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) has started rolling out a pilot solar street light project called SEDING across the…

The Geography of Poverty
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The Geography of Poverty

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram World leaders agreed in 2000 to halve the number of people living in poverty by 2015. The poverty line was defined as those living…

Seven trends shaping the future of peace and security in Africa
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Seven trends shaping the future of peace and security in Africa

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

By Anton du Plessis and Anja Kaspersen Surveying the current state of the peace and security landscape in Africa is a complex task. The drivers of conflict and…

How to win the fight against global poverty
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How to win the fight against global poverty

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2016

By Nirj Deva Successful economic development has hewed to a well-known pattern. Lifting a country out of poverty and placing it on a path of sustainable growth requires…

Harambee Prosperity Plan …a guide in Namibia’s quest to be Africa’s competitive economy by 2020
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Harambee Prosperity Plan …a guide in Namibia’s quest to be Africa’s competitive economy by 2020

Staff Reporter - Apr 12, 2016

> By Southern Times Staff Writer Windhoek - Namibia has revealed a new development map that would guide President Hage Geingob in leading the country towards prosperity,…

Poverty keeps women in Africa in underpaid jobs
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Poverty keeps women in Africa in underpaid jobs

Staff Reporter - Mar 31, 2016

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Harare - Persistent poverty and a lack of alternative sources of income has forced women in Sub-Saharan Africa to increase their participation in the workplace,…

Poverty keeps women in Africa in underpaid jobs
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Poverty keeps women in Africa in underpaid jobs

Staff Reporter - Mar 22, 2016

Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Persistent poverty and a lack of alternative sources of income has forced women in Sub-Saharan Africa to increase their participation in the workplace, especially in…

Should African Countries Adopt The American Entrepreneurship Model?
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Should African Countries Adopt The American Entrepreneurship Model?

Staff Reporter - Mar 09, 2016

> Thandisizwe Mgudlwa At the Black Forum Conference of September 2004 held at the University of Pretoria, a link between Entrepreneurship and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) was…

Rice could be Africa’s ticket out of poverty
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Rice could be Africa’s ticket out of poverty

Staff Reporter - Mar 03, 2016

> Busani Bafana Cotonou -  Africa is eating more rice than other food staples, though the continent produces less rice than it consumes, and researchers say the…

Mulching, minimum tillage can save Buhera farmers
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Mulching, minimum tillage can save Buhera farmers

Staff Reporter - Feb 02, 2016

> Lazarus Sauti Harare - Farmers in Buhera North, a constituency with a population of more than 47 000 people, are facing serious drought challenges as the…

Africa’s middle class growth:  illusion or empty dreams?
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Africa’s middle class growth: illusion or empty dreams?

Staff Reporter - Jan 08, 2016

Flashy cars, fancy dresses, shoes and accessories, latest hi-tech gadgets, ‘impeccable’ French, English or Portuguese, riddled with debts, shopping crazies, university degree holders, arrogant, regular travellers, upmarket…