Gango 46: Kenya's Judicial Earthquake, Liberation Ideas Through Musical Lenses, Zec Rubbishes Mudede, Opportunities

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Quote of the Week

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
― Winston S. Churchill

 

Illicit Financial Flows More Deadly than Sanctions

Every year huge sums of money are transferred out of developing countries illegally. These illicit financial flows strip resources from developing countries....

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PODCAST: Youth Activists Confront Social Injustice Through Advocacy

Issues of service delivery, civic and political participation, protection of human and people’s rights continue to be a major drawback towards sustainable development in Zimbabwe.

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Video of the Week

VIDEO: Youth In AgriBusiness.. Towards Sustainable Development

Once known as the bread basket for SADC region, Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector has been on the downfall for the past decade. The controversial land reform among ......

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STORIFY: @ZecZim to Start BVR...Rubbishes RG's Claims

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is set to kick start the much awaited biometric voter registration as the nation warms up to the 2018 harmonised elections. The registration which is the first of its kind in Zimbabwe will see the production of a new voter’s roll, which all along was the bone of contention among the opposition political parties alleging that the Registrar General, Tobaiwa Mudede had tempered with it to allow the ruling party’s successive victories in the election.

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Community Organization Profile

Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD)

Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD) is a youth oriented registered community organisation which was formed by a group of former student activists striving on promoting informed and positive participation of the generality of the youths and also reintegrating the minority youth victims of political violence into the mainstream society.

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Communities in Action

Domestic Violence Instigated by Siblings

Domestic violence is highly recorded and talked about as it occurs between spouses. Most of the work around ending domestic violence and promoting peace in the home is carried out to end abuses perpetrated by either the men or the woman on either one of them.

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Africa in Focus

Museveni's Dilemma, Africa's Crisis

How the obsession with our internal weaknesses has obscured the international dimension of Africa's problems

Now in his 32nd year as president, Yoweri Museveni faces a dilemma. Uganda is still a very poor rural agricultural economy in spite of having sustained an impressive rate of economic growth over 30 years. Museveni's (and Africa's) problem is excessive reliance on advice from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, the main agents of multi national capital.

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Is Kenya the First African Country to Overturn a Presidential Election?

Kenya's Supreme Court has judged that irregularities had harmed the integrity of the presidential vote on 8 August 2017. A new presidential election must now be conducted within 60 days of the ruling.

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Feature

Zimbabwe’s Lost Liberation: Commemorating the Ideals of Heroes Day Through a Music Lenses

In this piece, I will use Zimbabwean songs to trace the direction and asses the journey the country’s ‘liberation’ has traversed from colonial times to the present day. I will use ordinary music and a lay citizen’s lens to make observations and reflections of the lived realities of independence in Zimbabwe. My piece seeks to flag the lyrical prowess of some of Zimbabwe’s music greats and how this capture and define certain key historical moments in the independence journey traversed so far.

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Value Addition an Opportunity to Innovate and Invest

Agriculture remains one of the best alternatives for the economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa. In Zimbabwe where the economy is continuously falling down, the opportunities for young people lie under their ability to invest in skills that add value to the home grown produce and local markets.

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Opportunities

Please NOTE: Opportunities are updated on the website daily, always visit the website here to get the latest opportunities, as some are not availed in this newsletter.
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Job Vacancy: ILO

If you would like to work within an internationally diverse, globally challenging highly principled environment and you have a proven track record of high performance, then International Labour Organisation is the right place for you

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2018 A-LEVEL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Makomborero seeks to identify suitable candidates capable of university entrance to some of the more competitive degree courses. In 2018 we will be offering up to eight full scholarships to study A-levels at an excellent Harare based private school and thus provide the chosen students with the resources to achieve their goals where they may have fallen short through financial hardship and/or not having access to well-resourced A-level facilities in their current schools.

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Software Engineering Internship at Google

Join Google for a unique 12-14 week paid internship that offers personal and professional development, executive speaker series, and community-building. This program will give you an opportunity to work on complex computer science solutions, develop scalable, distributed software systems and also collaborate on multitudes of smaller projects that have universal appeal – which requires research, awareness, interactivity, and asking questions.

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Private Sector PMTCT Data Assistants, Harare, Zimbabwe

The Data Assistant will be responsible for providing support to selected private sector health facilities on PMTCT data collection, aggregation, cleaning and analysis. He/She will work as part of EGPAF Zimbabwe's AIDSFree private sector PMTCT project team that supports the MOHCC to attain the elimination of paediatric HIV in Zimbabwe.

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Call for Book Chapters - Battle Lines: Elections, Contestations and Democratisation in Zimbabwe

The Institute for Public Affairs in Zimbabwe (IPAZIM) and Elections Resource Centre in Zimbabwe (ERC) are calling for book chapters on a monograph on elections and governance in Zimbabwe provisionally titledBattle Lines: Elections, Contestations and Democratisation in Zimbabwe
 
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Data Collectors x 99, Harare, Zimbabwe

The Data collector must be a self-motivated individual who collects Young Adult Survey of Zimbabwe data in selected districts of Zimbabwe. He/she will work closely with the survey management team to ensure collection of timely research data.

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Research Supervisor x 2

The Research Supervisor will work closely with the Senior Researcher in the coordination and implementation of the Young Adult Survey of Zimbabwe (YAZ). The cadre will be responsible for the implementation of the project in the selected districts of Zimbabwe including supervision, monitoring and coordination of field data collection activities. He/she will work closely with team leaders, data collectors, laboratory coordinator and the Senior Researcher.

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Laboratory Scientists, Harare, Zimbabwe

The Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for receiving and processing of whole blood samples including plasma separation, aliquoting, performing EQA HIV Rapid testing, DBS preparation, storage of specimens and shipping of plasma aliquots and DBS using cold chain system to central reference laboratory during the implementation of the Young Adult Survey of Zimbabwe. Ensure that all procedures are performed as defined in standard operation procedures and that all issues pertaining to safety are in place.

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UNIL Master’s Scholarship 2018 in Switzerland

Masters scholarships are scholarships for excellence awarded exclusively to students who have graduated from a foreign university and whose academic results are of a very high level.

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Senior Livelihoods Officer, Harare, Zimbabwe

Position Overview
 
The IRC is seeking an experienced and professional Livelihoods Officer for a resilience building project in Nyanga district (Manicaland province in Zimbabwe).
The project will focus on a mix of irrigation; mechanization; climate smart agriculture; high value cash crops; fodder crops; livestock; and non-timber forest products, tailored to the individual climatic, geographic and market characteristics of the target wards.
 
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University of Sydney Fellowship Scheme 2018

The University of Sydney (informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of the world’s leading universities. In 2017 it was ranked as the world’s 26th most reputable university and in the top 0.25%.[citation needed] Its graduates are additionally ranked the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia.

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