Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

  By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the many challenges bedeviling the country are a direct result of lack of legitimacy on the part of Zanu PF because it rigged the 2013 general elections. Zimbabwe is facing economic, political and social challenges as most developed and democratic countries are unwilling to do business with Harare alleging that it rigged previous elections. The … Continue reading Ours is a crisis of legitimacy …we have never had free and fair elections: Mwonzora

ZESN | Mass Biometric Voter Registration: 3 Key lessons from Kenya

Over the years Africa has been seen attempting to catch up with the introduction of ICT’s for the administration of elections. Even if electronic voting has not yet become popular, one country that has become the yardstick is Kenya. Kenya has used the Biometric Voter Registration process twice and these are some of the key lessons Zimbabwe can borrow a leaf for the 2018 harmonized … Continue reading ZESN | Mass Biometric Voter Registration: 3 Key lessons from Kenya

Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

By Watmore Makokoba As the country gets engulfed into election mode, Zimbabwe Yadzoka, a citizen movement primarily targeting rural areas has launched a technological reporting mechanism that is going to monitor and report political violence and human rights violations prior and during the upcoming 2018 elections. The technology, named ZISO/ILIHLO is going to be implemented throughout the country and will use geo-location to capture and report … Continue reading Rural based citizen movement launches election monitoring technology | #Ivote4PeaceZW

Broke govnt faces difficulties in implementation of new education curriculum

by Tariro Daphne Senderayi The Primary and Secondary Education Ministry embarked on implementing the various aspects of the new curriculum but it has been noticed that as was expected by critics there is no support in infrastructure and skilled personnel. When the review of the curriculum was flighted, concerned citizens pointed out that the broke government will face difficulties in implementation of the changes which … Continue reading Broke govnt faces difficulties in implementation of new education curriculum

Secrecy over 2018 Elections roadmap #Ivote4PeaceZW

by Buhle Tshavango The Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (ZESN) reports that only 8% of voters in the 2013 Presidential election inspected the voters roll. Voter duplication and names of the deceased surfacing  on election day has created mistrust such that even the introduction of the biometric voter-registration system is shrouded with scepticism. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)  recently finalised the 2018 elections roadmap and between … Continue reading Secrecy over 2018 Elections roadmap #Ivote4PeaceZW

Min. Jonathan Moyo launches $150 000 sanctions impact research

By Open Parly  The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development has announced the University of Zimbabwe consortium as the winning team billed to research the impact of sanctions in Zimbabwe. This development comes after the Ministry advertised calling for proposals in September last year, the ministry has dedicated USD150 000 to bankroll the research. The research team is made up of academics … Continue reading Min. Jonathan Moyo launches $150 000 sanctions impact research

Ministry of Education fails to provide Quarterly report to Portfolio committee

On the 19th of January the Portfolio Committee of the Ministry of Education congregated to make a post 2017 Budget analysis of their allocation. However, it would appear as though most Portfolio Committee meetings that day were closed to the public serve for them informing most civic society members that they were open on the day before. it would appear as though Parliament processes are … Continue reading Ministry of Education fails to provide Quarterly report to Portfolio committee

State of the Nation Address by President Mugabe – 2015 | #SONAZW

State of the Nation Address By His Excellency The President of the Republic Of Zimbabwe Comrade R.G. Mugabe, Parliament Building 25th August , 2015. As a Nation, we occasionally find time to reflect on our achievements and the challenges we face in our quest to improve people’s quality of life. Madame President, Mr. Speaker, Sir, We have been able to do so in an environment … Continue reading State of the Nation Address by President Mugabe – 2015 | #SONAZW

MDC MPs take #Thisflag to Parliament

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC legislators yesterday took #Thisflag concerns to Parliament a move which did not go down well with the Zanu Pf MPs accusing the #Thisflag crusader Pastor Evan Mawarire of inciting violence seeking to destabilise the country. This followed after two MDC MPs came to Parliament with their national flags wrapped around their necks in solidarity of the concerns raised by the man … Continue reading MDC MPs take #Thisflag to Parliament