THE COVID-19 menace continues to ravage the world with no signs of letting up.
Everywhere, the situation is increasingly becoming dire by the day.
Lives are being claimed in numbers.
The situation is shocking.
There seems to be no respite from the dreadful disease.
Lives continue to be lost.
By Elizabeth Sitotombe
FREEDOM is the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants.
The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved, of not being subject to or affected by (something undesirable).
Colonialism is the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial control...
When Minds Meet
By Mutumwa MawerePublished by Unparalleled Publishing Limited (2012)ISBN: 978 0 620 54272 2
APRIL is independence month as Zimbabweans commemorate the sacrifice and efforts of gallant sons and daughters of the nation which birthed a free Zimbabwe.
The bold move by locals to take...
By Dr Irene Mahamba
THE murder of Mbuya Nehanda, Sekuru Kaguvi, Chiefs Mashayamombe, Mashonganyika, Mutekedza and many others was a dastardly act to institute and perpetrate on our people.
They had broken no law.
Instead, they had insisted on the law of the land; that their land...
By Simba Jama
I REMEMBER quite vividly the day Zimbabwe removed itself from the Commonwealth.
I felt it was an advent worthy of celebration.
I was living in Pretoria, South Africa, at the time.
There, I witnessed the High Commission transforming into an Embassy overnight, owing to the...
WE are living under unusual circumstances. There is a disease that has halted almost every facet of life.
And, for the first time, due to those unusual circumstances wrought by COVID-19, the typical independence celebrations in stadia across the country were not experienced.
Instead, the nation...
By Eunice Masunungure
IT is crucial to recall the hope that carried Zimbabwe through the protracted war for independence and apply it to the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
All seemed unending when the war of independence raged on.
However, a new era was birthed with independence...
By Dr Tafataona Mahoso
WHEN Anna Tibaijuka was sent to Zimbabwe by the United Nations on a fact-finding mission to investigate a slum-clearance project, then called Murambatsvina, I wrote on a chapter on the same issue which concluded that Tibaijuka’s report had been so badly...
BELOW is a heartrending word-for-word eyewitness account of a Zimbabwean here in the UK who lost his wife to COVID-19.
My wife spent 10 days dying.
She was 44 and she had worked for NHS here in England for over ten years.
She adored her husband and...
By Evans Mushawevato
“THIS disease is not a joke Kenyans must treat this matter with the seriousness it deserves by adjusting and changing their lifestyles if we continue to behave normally this disease will treat us abnormally behaving normal under these circumstances is akin to...
By Tonderai Muponda
AS the initial 21 day lockdown period came to pass, the citizens’ curiosity escalated by the day to almost palpable levels.
It was no surprise that come Sunday at dusk, people found themselves glued to their screens in eager anticipation of the State...
By Dr Tafataona Mahoso
THE almost universal spread of the coronavirus pandemic means that, in both the North and the South, there is need for multidisciplinary teams of intellectuals and technocrats to ask questions about society and the future of neo-liberal capitalism in the aftermath...