A rose by any other name…!

WHAT’s in a name? ‘A rose by any other name smells as sweet’, so says Shakespearean counsel. Many would disagree though. Names can mean...

Colonialism killed Africa Mr Macron!

UNTIL last week when he launched a blistering attack on Africa, which he accused of being ‘uncivilised’, Emmanuel Macron, that young French president, had...

Keeping up appearances in the UK

KEEPING up with the Joneses has become the major occupation of people here in the UK. Those we know fully well to be struggling are...

How missionaries betrayed King Lobengula

By Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu KING LOBENGULA’s trust in the London Missionary Society’s pastors was prevailing over his mind when he said in October 1888 to...

Infrastructure development alone not enough

DURING a recent visit to Ethiopia, a question: Is the unprecedented infrastructure development in Addis Ababa cascading to the majority? was raised by a...

Cattle: A custodial heritage of Zimbabwe – Part Ten…livestock, ‘the sunrise sector’

WORLDWIDE, cattle and livestock in general are recognised as essential assets for livelihoods. Over and above their traditional importance as cultural possessions, tangible savings...

VaMwenye were neither Jews nor Muslims — Part Two…but geneologically connected to Abraham

ARABIA was originally inhabited by blacks of the tribe of Ishmael and the pre-Solomonic Sabaeans who were Ethiopians, such as Makeda.  Abraham was a blackman who conceived Ishmael...

The Struggle For Land in Zimbabwe (1890 – 2010)…bombing of the Salisbury fuel depot:...

The fire at the fuel depot lasted six days and destroyed 25 million gallons of fuel. Coming completely out of the blue as it...

Why youths shun political parties

IN October 2014, The Economist reported that the 2010 turnout of people aged 18 to 24 was just 21 percent in the US mid-term...

Diasporans lose millions to relatives in botched investments

THE population of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora is estimated at three million and it is generally considered to be a well-educated group, living mainly...
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