‘Vending’, Zimbabwe’s economic ‘shock doctrine’ and ‘socialism of the rich’
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Politics and Society ‘Vending’, Zimbabwe’s economic ‘shock doctrine’ and ‘socialism of the rich’

Vendors and informal traders in Zimbabwe are not a problem, let alone THE problem. They are citizens exercising their right to earn a living even though they still barely manage to make ends meet. And in this case they are ‘workers’ because they are working to send their children to school, try and get them the best possible healthcare, pay other bills and at least make an honest living. It will be hard to find someone in government or some of the increasingly monopolistic companies doing the same

Public Order and Processions in Zimbabwe: Are We Paying the State to Protest?
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Politics and Society Public Order and Processions in Zimbabwe: Are We Paying the State to Protest?

In Zimbabwe, citizens are not allowed to embark on public demonstrations without the consent of a ‘regulatory authority’ of a geographic area. This involves a lot of red tape as a stumbling block. On top of that, those who wish to assemble and express themselves must pay the police. But why should ordinary citizens have to pay money to exercise a constitutional right?

Corruption and Buhari’s perfect storm
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Politics and Society Corruption and Buhari’s perfect storm

Come May 29, Nigerians will look to the “Answer” to answer about corruption. They will look for evidence that their new president has plans to jail those who, through acts of corruption, have contributed to wrecking Nigeria. They will look to him to neutralize Boko Haram. They will demand a roadmap to reliable electric power. They will want to see movement on fixing their country’s dilapidated infrastructure