NGOs in a quandary

By Elliott Siamonga THE PATRIOT is on record for writing analytical opinion pieces on how NGOs are used as regime change agents by some Western...

How indigenous Kenyans were reduced to tenants

AT the start of the colonial period in Kenya, British settlers were offered large areas of land. When the response from Europe was...

‘The Zimbabwe I know’

By Farayi Mungoshi THE Zimbabwe I know is a place of love, peace and harmony. A place where girls are taught respect for self and...

‘Every revolution must have heirs’

IT is a tragedy we lost General Josiah Tongogara towards the end of our liberation struggle. There are also so many others we lost in...

Closer look at the benevolent Bonsmara

WHILE in the past I advocated the development and growth of the indigenous Zimbabwean MaShona cattle breed with its inherent disease-tolerance and low maintenance...

Of cattle, heat exhaustion and veld fires

WINTER is behind us and the heat is on! A herd of scrawny MaShona cattle wallow under a munhondo tree. The veld is a...

Battle of Mapai revisited

SEPTEMBER is a momentous month in our history. The British armed robbers flew their flag at what they called Fort Salibury, now Harare, on...

‘Vox populi, vox Dei’: Voice of the people is the voice of God

By Tafadzwa Masango ‘VOX POPULI, VOX DEI’ is Latin for ‘The voice of the people is the voice of God’ and in Zimbabwe, the...

Gringo brings house down at ZIFF Awards Night

By Farayi Mungoshi WRITING on the International Images Film Festival for women (IIFF) a few weeks ago, I expressed my dismay at the appalling turnout...

Of land acts that entrenched ‘landlessness’

OVER a decade-and-a-half, during 1975-1990, the world’s developing regions witnessed an increase of approximately 355 million in the agricultural population, while the arable area...
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