Category: Development

One of the beautiful but inaccessible places in Binga

Binga rising from the ashes of underdevelopment

By Chipa Gonditii & Johnson Chihambakwe About 400km northeast of Bulawayo lies Binga, a small town which is virtually in the middle of nowhere on map but definitely...

Members of Leave No Youth Behind (LNYB) at a press conference in Harare

Transparent electoral processes a bedrock for peace: NAYO

Transparent and credible electoral processes should become the bedrock of the political system if real peace, legitimacy and sustainable development are to be realised,...

Elmond Bandauko, an expert in local governance issues

Policy innovation in the housing sector: Lessons from Canada’s National Housing Strategy (NHS)

By Elmond Bandauko Between 29 June and 02 July 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the convergence of over...

ZESN shows most assisted voters were from the rural areas

Dynamics of the rural vote in Zimbabwean elections

By Dumisani Ncube The recent developments in Zimbabwean Elections have once again demonstrated the important role that the peasantry plays in determining the country’s...

Elmond Bandauko, an expert in local governance issues

Demystifying council-staff relations in local government

By Elmond Bandauko Discussions of local government are usually about the activities of the mayor and councillors. After all, elected officials make the important policy...

Soldiers brutally assaulting unarmed civilians in the streets of Harare

Zimbabwe: Rein in security forces and stop mass arrests in wake of disputed vote

By Amnesty International The Zimbabwean authorities must immediately stop arresting and harassing protesters and bystanders following post-election violence that has...

Elmond Bandauko, an expert in local governance issues

Understanding key competencies for improving local governance

A transition briefing for Zimbabwe’s newly elected local councillors By Elmond Bandauko During the 2018 election period, there was limited attention on what the...

ZCC shares its observations, reflections and counsel on the 2018 harmonised elections

Let peace reign supreme: ZCC

The Zimbabwe council of Churches (ZCC) in solidarity with the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations has called for the people of Zimbabwe to unite and promote peace...

30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

IOM: Most Victims Trafficked Internationally Cross Official Border Points

From IOM Headquarters Geneva – On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30/07), new data released by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, show that in the...

Statistics of supply of potatoes to Maber Market from 2012-2017

The merits of an effective marketplace for agricultural evidence

By Charles Dhewa Discovering and maintaining agricultural commodities markets is not enough for developing countries. They have to build a culture of synthesising and...