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African special ownership operations: Part 7 … the weaponisation of multiplicities

By Professor Artwell Nhemachena INSTEAD of counting how many resources or how much land has been recovered since the colonial era, Africans have been fooled to believe it is only important to count how many leaders have changed offices. Besides, instead of counting how much land...

Zimbabwe’s economy grew faster than SA’s over past 30 years

By Rutendo Matinyarare ACCORDING to the World Bank, Zimbabwe’s black-controlled and owned economy grew faster than South Africa’s over the past 30 years, despite Zimbabwe being under illegal sanctions for the better part of 23 of those years.  The question that arises is why and how? The...

By Nthungo YaAfrika THE Patriot of February 2-8 2024 featured an article by Golden Guvamatanga under the  ‘National Agenda’ reflecting on the judgment on land reform by Judge Julia of the British High Court.  First and foremost, the Tambous (white savages) never brought land to Zimbabwe...

The geopolitics of ignorance: Part 3 …COVID-19 pandemic and global south perspectives

By Professor Artwell Nhemachena This article was initially presented as a lecture at the University of South Africa Decoloniality Summer School, January 15-19 2024 THE geopolitics of ignorance play strategic functions for colonialists and capitalists because, for instance, a person regarded as irrational or illogical cannot,...

See a tortoise sitting on top of a security wall …look for the owner

Letter of the week   EDITOR — YEARS back, during a conversation with the late Dr Stanley Mudenge, then our Minister of Foreign Affairs, he said something that was very profound. It was that: If you see a tortoise sitting on top of a ‘durawall’ (security...

The Christian lies created by the Tambous: Part 1

By Nthungo YaAfrika  WHEN the headline of this story hit me, I thought it would be hard to defend with the information I had gathered.  I changed it many times; went to bed thinking about it; woke up thinking about it; even when walking around, it...

The geopolitics of ignorance: Part 2 …COVID-19 pandemic and global south perspectives

By Prof Artwell Nhemachena  This article was originally presented as a lecture at the University of South Africa Decoloniality Summer School on January 15-19 2024  THE advent of convergent or disruptive technologies and decoloniality has to be future-oriented precisely because the empire itself is shape-shifting even...

Britain’s Zim conundrum

TWO critical issues set to determine the future of Zimbabwe and the UK’s fractured relations bring to the fore the latter’s reckless policy on Harare.  The UK has, in recent times, been unsuccessfully trying to strike a balance between maintaining its hostility towards Zimbabwe and,...

From captain to castaway …Chamisa’s arduous CCC journey

By Dereck Goto  THE former leader of CCC, Nelson Chamisa, has abandoned ship.  After a tumultuous two years, marked by destructive ‘strategic ambiguity’, Chamisa has left his supporters and lieutenants in a state of uncertainty. His resignation statement, filled with blame and accusations against various entities...

The geopolitics of ignorance: Part One …COVID-19 pandemic and global south perspectives

This article was presented as a lecture at the University of South Africa Decoloniality Summer School on January 15-19 2024 By Professor Artwell Nhemachena LADIES and gentlemen, colleagues and friends, it is my honour to stand before you to speak about matters of ignorance in relation...

Israeli-Western alliance exposes hypocrisy

EDITOR — WESTERN nations have thrown their support behind Israel’s actions in Palestine while simultaneously condemning South Africa’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), dubiously asserting that the case lacks merit. Prominent nations, including the US, the UK and Germany, have unequivocally...

Education as an empowerment tool …let us avail it to all our children indiscriminately

WE, in the village, value education so much that we make it a point that every child in the community goes to school, without fail. Since the country’s attainment of independence in 1980, significant efforts have been made to ensure every community has a school. The...

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