The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) expresses its concern with the arrest and detention of staff of the Counselling Services Unit (CSU). CSU provides an invaluable service to victims of trauma, and, as such, any disruption to its activities must be seen as interfering with the operations of a humanitarian organisation. RAU therefore calls for the immediate release of those detained, and urges the state to proceed by way of summons.
On Saturday the 3rd of November, the President launched his 2012 Agricultural Scheme set at 20 million US dollars. According to news reports, this scheme is set to benefit 800 000 households countrywide who will receive agricultural inputs for the imminent season.
Is this a noble idea or not, we wonder. Some would say yes, but history has taught us to be weary of such schemes.
In 2000, Zimbabwe embarked on a chaotic farm invasion exercise which was bloody and ruthless and which resulted in land redistribution.
The issues that hinder Africa’s progress are real and prominent. Like grim reapers, poverty, hunger, famine, diseases, civil wars, dictatorships and droughts among other challenges surround Africa.
Every Constitution has provisions that determine the powers that a President has. In the Current Zimbabwean Constitution the President has very extensive powers.
The Organ on National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration (the Organ) was established more than 3 years ago under the Global Political Agreement (GPA), in recognition of the need for National Healing. The political parties represented in the GPA, agreed, among other things, that they would ensure equal treatment of all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity and place of origin and that they would give consideration to the setting up of a mechanism to properly advise on what measures might be necessary and practicable to achieve national healing.
Today is Audio-Visual Heritage Day.
The 2012 Theme is “Audiovisual heritage memory? The clock is ticking.”
Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, are our common heritage and contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st century history. These documents help to maintain the cultural identity of a people; but countless documentary treasures have disappeared since the invention of image and sound technologies that permit the peoples of the world to better share their experiences, creativity and knowledge.
She wakes up early in the morning, bathes quickly, and dashes past the cattle dip, down the valley and across the river towards her desired destination. She has been waiting for this day for the past 3 years. Her heart is beating loudly with excitement. “Finally I will make my choice. I will decide today who I want to live in that house. That house I have never seen-do I even know what colour it is-no actually not? That house with the high impenetrable looking wall and the barbed wire at the top.