CAPE TOWNSOUTH AFRICA, 06MAY11 - Richard Dowden, Director, Royal African Society, United Kingdom, during the Future of China-Africa Relations session held at  World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 held in Cape Town, South Africa, 4-6 May 2011. 

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‘Peace Studies’ at university …a horrible version of the ICC

By Godobori Godobori THE West won’t leave Africa alone because it is Africa’s resources that sustain its people’s high standard of living. This explains why the West went on a sustained campaign... 
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George Soros …his dubious interest in African educational programmes

IN a paper titled ‘America’s Global Role in 2003’, American right-wing billionaire and chairman of Open Society Foundation, George Soros said, “I would like to see regime change in many places. “I... 
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Donors compromise Mozambique Uhuru

Recently in Maputo, Mozambique THE serene and quiet atmosphere that engulfs the Maputo International Airport does not reflect the actual hustle and bustle of Mozambique. Less than three kilometers from... 
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A man of great charisma

THE late Vice-President Dr Joshua Nkomo was a man of great charisma whose focus in his political career was on the land issue and the economic empowerment of the people of Zimbabwe, ZANU PF Secretary for... 
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Umdala wethu’s legacy lives on

ZIMBABWE this week introspects as people remember the late national hero and Vice-President Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo who died 16 years ago on July 1 1999, after a lifetime of personal sacrifice and selfless... 
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Memories of Father Zimbabwe kept alive

THE Friends of Joshua Nkomo Trust are doing a sterling job. Sixteen years have passed on since the untimely death of Vice-President Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo, but the Trust is doing a good job in keeping... 
‘Include Sign Language in education curriculum’

‘Include Sign Language in education curriculum’

THE sharpness, brilliance and capabilities of people with hearing and speech impairments remains trapped within them as their condition becomes a barrier inhibiting full expression. Not only do the deaf and those with speech impairment face difficulties in realising their aspirations and dreams, but their conditions have resulted in them failing to access basic services […]

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Trains: An artistic symbol of progress and oppression

Trains: An artistic symbol of progress and oppression

By Dr Tony Monda THE invention of trains has been a source of fascination for children, men and artists alike. Frequenting a number of art exhibitions in the past decade or more, I often encounter the train as an iconic subject for Zimbabwean artists, which prompted me to examine its symbolism, socio-cultural implications and political […]

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Culinary expo an eye opener

Culinary expo an eye opener

THE inaugural edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani Culinary Expo which ran concurrently with the 8th edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo was a showcase of specific sets of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture or region. With at least 17 restaurants and groups taking part in the expo among them, the Congolese RK Group, Embassy […]

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Let not Rhodesian heresy become Zimbabwean history

Let not Rhodesian heresy become Zimbabwean history

MY memories of Rhodesia are predominantly formed from my readings of various texts. A small chunk comes from listening to memories of others. Only a tiny portion is based on personal experiences. So essentially I am an expert on Rhodesia based on what others have told me indirectly or directly. Ian Smith’s Unilateral Declaration of […]

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Chatham House Report: Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement The Long Haul to Recovery

By: Knox Chitiyo and Steve Kibble Download full document here

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Special tobacco production course for inmates

Special tobacco production course for inmates

ALL hope seemed lost for Langton Kuimba who after failing to attain the basic five Ordinary Level subjects resorted to crime. In 2007 the long arm of the law caught up with him and he was convicted for stock theft. To him this was the end of his life, what would become of him, and […]

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Curriculum ‘blueprint’ promotes colonial ideology

Curriculum ‘blueprint’ promotes colonial ideology

THE hyped curriculum ‘blueprint’, purportedly a synthesis of the findings of a national consultative process, contains no trace of what those consulted ever said during the recent outreach programme by the ministry of primary and secondary education. If the outreach programme was meant as a consultative process, then what each person said would have been […]

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Education: The last vestige of regime change

WHEN the regime change agenda in Zimbabwe was conceived in the late 1990s, it was difficult for many to understand why it was so easy for Western powers that were and are still pushing for it to happen to find so many takers in the form of the MDC-T and its acolytes in civil society. […]

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India comes to Harare

IN a development good for Zim-cricket, Asian giants India recently confirmed their upcoming Zimbabwe tour and named a strong 15-man squad. The tour had been shrouded in uncertainty following broadcast issues with the administrators contemplating postponing the tour to next year. Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairmen agreed […]

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CAPE TOWNSOUTH AFRICA, 06MAY11 - Richard Dowden, Director, Royal African Society, United Kingdom, during the Future of China-Africa Relations session held at  World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 held in Cape Town, South Africa, 4-6 May 2011. 

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‘Peace Studies’ at university …a horrible version of the ICC

By Godobori Godobori THE West won’t leave Africa alone because it is Africa’s resources that sustain its people’s high standard of living. This explains why the West went on a sustained campaign to fund rebel groups and civil wars on the continent in the 80s as colonisation was coming to an end. Promoting civil wars […]

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