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Between Our Selves: An Interview with Panashe Chigumadzi
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Lifestyle Between Our Selves: An Interview with Panashe Chigumadzi

At the age of 25, Panashe Chigumadzi is one of the most prominent intellectual voices in South Africa. Born to Zimbabwean parents, she is currently a Ruth First fellow at the University of Witwatersrand. She is the founder of Vanguard magazine and is part of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. She worked for the Africa Business News Group as a reporter for CNBC and as a columnist for Forbes Woman Africa. In September 2015, her widely acclaimed debut novel, Sweet Medicine, was published by Blackbird Books. TIA’s Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire caught up with Panashe to talk about writing, activism and the importance of black-owned media spaces.

Zimbabweans react to proposed introduction of bond notes
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Politics and Society Zimbabweans react to proposed introduction of bond notes

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says it will soon introduce “Zimbabwe Bond Notes” valued at $200 million, amongst other measures designed to ease an ongoing cash crisis. Following the announcement, there are fears that the move is government’s plan to bring back the Zimbabwe dollar, discarded in 2009. Zimbabweans are taking to Twitter to share their opinions on the news.

Smashing the glass ceiling: Linda Kasonde appointed Law Association of Zambia’s first female president
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Africans rising Smashing the glass ceiling: Linda Kasonde appointed Law Association of Zambia’s first female president

Lawyer, Linda Kasonde has been elected the Law Association of Zambia’s (LAZ) first female president and we are loving it. Kasonde who previously served as LAZ vice-president, defeated two other contestants, Sidney Chisenga and Kafula Mwiche in the election. With the appointment, Kasonde becomes the law association’s 33rd president, and the first female to hold the prestigious position.

Zimbabwe at 36: Quotes from the country’s liberation heroes
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe at 36: Quotes from the country’s liberation heroes

18 April marks Zimbabwe’s Independence Day, attained in 1980 from the United Kingdom. On the country’s 36th anniversary of Independence from colonial rule, we remember the sacrifices made in the protracted guerrilla war, in which thousand sons and daughters of Zimbabwe lost their lives. We remember the words of some of the country’s liberation heroes, made during the liberation struggle, at independence and post independence, which speak to the vision and aspirations of its people, disillusionment and frustration at the prevailing challenges facing the country.