Arts sector honours Nick Moyo, hosts farewell dinner

Moyo told guests that although he had been a broadcaster and had also made artistic achievements in theatre, music, dance, poetry and film, he consciously chose to be an arts administrator.
By Khumbulani Muleya Feb. 16, 2024

Sponsorship needed in the music industry

Despite the fact that there are a lot of youngsters with lots of musical talent in the country, a lot of that talent is lost as most of them give up due to lack of financial support.
By Fred Zindi Feb. 19, 2023

Radical economic structural transformation critical

Vince Musewe IN my view, if our fundamental political and economic structures do not change significantly from the past, it simply means that we can neither expect nor create new outcomes. The transformation of any society requires three things: First, the profound realisation that it must change, second is finding those practices that will cause […]

By The Independent Aug. 19, 2022

Malaysia’s ban on chicken exports expected to end on Aug. 31 – minister

Malaysia, which supplies live chickens mainly to neighbouring Singapore and Thailand, in June halted exports until production and prices stabilise, after a global feed shortage exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war disrupted production.

By The Independent Aug. 4, 2022

Through the eyes of a child

We also get explanations from books, radio, and parents. During COVID-19, there was a moment when children could not interact with their peers but they needed something, probably they would stay the whole day watching TV, which might not have been okay, but how do we repackage ourselves so that we can make children closer to God?

By The Independent May. 14, 2022

Sri Lanka succumbs to China’s debt-trap diplomacy: Report

Sri Lanka is now experiencing its greatest economic crisis since obtaining independence from the British in 1948. The slump is blamed on currency shortages caused by the travel ban imposed during the COVID-19 epidemic. This has resulted in the nation’s inability to purchase sufficient fuel, resulting in an extreme shortage of food and essential commodities such as heating fuel and gas.

By The Independent Apr. 20, 2022

Towards a developmental state

“The Developmental State” is a term coined by Chalmers Johnson that is used to describe states which follow a particular model of economic planning and management. It was initially used to describe post-1945 Japan and its rapid modernisation and growth.

By The Independent Apr. 14, 2022