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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

‘Prostitute’ tag haunts female MPs

Moses Matenga Female parliamentarians have been called names for expressing their political views, with the word “prostitute” common in the insults hurled at them. The latest...

Land reform and the question of property rights

Stembile Mpofu In July 2015 the SADC Tribunal awarded Benhard von Pezhold and Others US195 million as damages for the land expropriated during Zimbabwe’s Land...

Harare shelves $100m municipal bonds

NDAMU SANDU The City of Harare has shelved the issuance of municipal bonds amounting to $100 million after advice from brokers it would suffer losses due to...

Why Glen View 8, Mbare markets, have become the home of ‘political’ fires

Moses Matenga Just like several other markets in Harare, Glen View 8 complex has become the home of political fights pitting Zanu PF-linked space barons...

Just In: ED appoints diplomat Kitikiti as deputy chief secretary

Business Writer  President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed diplomat Nicholas Kitikiti as deputy chief secretary, his office said Friday. Kitikiti’s appointment as Deputy Chief Secretary (Policy Analysis, Development Planning...

Parastatals must adapt or face extinction

EDITORIAL COMMENT At a cabinet briefing last Tuesday afternoon, Industry and Commerce Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu said government’s drive to restructure 43 state-owned enterprises had gathered...

Party-state conflation, new headache for ED

Taurai Mangudhla ZANU PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa comes face to face with the party’s enormous demands as discord emerges over the party-state conflation following his...

Zim in a $195m dilemma

… White former famers want their pound of flesh Bernard Mpofu The government’s efforts to resolve long-standing disputes over the land reform programme suffered a major...

Seek commercial ties with China—NEPAD boss

NDAMU SANDU Africa’s relationship with China should not be a romantic one but a commercial transaction that drives industrialisation on the continent and creates jobs, CEO of NEPAD Agency Ibrahim...

ED takes pay cut

TAURAI MANGUDHLA In an effort to stabilise the economy by targeting the fiscal and current account twin deficits, which have become major sources of...