• The Bulawayo Rally Explosion: Reflecting, Remaining True to a National Democratic Course

    The Bulawayo Rally Explosion: Reflecting, Remaining True to a National Democratic Course0

    The tragic bomb blast in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe  on the weekend of 23 July 2018 at a Zanu Pf rally made one pause for deep reflection on the state of our national (Zimbabwean) politics.  While expressing deep shock and sadness at the lives that were lost and those that were injured by the terrible incident, we can

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  • Re-Living the Chibondo Genocide

    Re-Living the Chibondo Genocide0

    On my recent visit to Zimbabwe, I took time to attend an exhibition of the Chibondo Genocide at the National Heroes Acre in Harare where liberation heroes are buried. The exhibition was put together by the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe. It’s a story of how in April 2011 Zimbabweans wake up to a

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  • Re-Reading Morgan Tsvangirai’s Bio, ‘At the Deep End’

    Re-Reading Morgan Tsvangirai’s Bio, ‘At the Deep End’0

    I recently re-read Zimbabwe’s late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s biography or memoir, ‘At the Deep End.’  Written in collaboration with the late journalist William Bango, the book is essentially about  Tsvangirai’s reflections on his own life.  Both the personal and more significantly (for me at least)  the political aspects of the same. And its

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  • Mnangagwa’s visit to China: the ‘easy’ way of doing business

    Mnangagwa’s visit to China: the ‘easy’ way of doing business0

    Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa recently visited China, his first visit outside Africa. Mnangagwa’s visit comes at a time when his government has embarked on a campaign ‘Zimbabwe is Open for Business’ in an effort to attract foreign investment and business opportunities. While the president has been featuring on big international business platforms such as Davos, the visit

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  • The Mnangagwa’s Unfinished Homework: The Need for a True Public Media

    The Mnangagwa’s Unfinished Homework: The Need for a True Public Media0

    The media comedies of errors by the Mnangagwa’s from the events of the past weeks have been interesting in the so-called ‘new dispensation’.  Since taking over the reins of the state in November last year in James Bond style, with the assistance of the military, Mnangagwa has been on a massive rebranding exercise aimed at

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