Getting a new vehicle has become such a pain in the a… that a Bulawayo businessman is reported to have travelled all the way to Harare to knock some sense into one of the managers of the country’s leading vehicle assemblers.
An idea mooted by former detainees while they were in detention before independence has turned into a multi-million dollar cooperative running supermarkets, shops and a small-scale farming plot.
Zimbabwe is developing an animal vaccine against ticks and Australian scientists are doing the same thing “but Zimbabwe is unlikely to release its tick genes to the Australians for fear they will move faster and end up selling Zimbabweans their own genes in the form of a vaccine”.
A visit to Namibia, the second last colonial bastion of Africa can be both exciting and frustrating, even nerve wrecking.
When one pledges something to you in return for a loan that thing is still not yours so you cannot dispose of it as you want.
Perks for chefs from the rank of deputy minister and above were substantially increased when the government raised the salaries of all members of the legislature from Member of Parliament to the President.