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Old-world diction, flawed punditry and the fight for Zimbabwe’s future
Old-world diction, flawed punditry and the fight for Zimbabwe’s future
Words and phrases aren’t empty vessels – they carry the weight of human experience, and the hopes they generate help to set actual agendas.
How the EU is responsible for slavery in Libya
How the EU is responsible for slavery in Libya
Migrants and refugees being sold into...
Africa’s solidarity is a major pillar in the Palestinian struggle
Africa’s solidarity is a major pillar in the Palestinian struggle
This is a year of painful anniversaries for the Palestinian people. One hundred years ago Arthur Balfour — with the stroke of a colonial pen...
After Mugabe: Do I dare to hope, as a Ugandan?
After Mugabe: Do I dare to hope, as a Ugandan?
Following the ousting of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year regime through a military coup by General Constantino Chiwenga, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, leader...
The West owes Zimbabwe a future
The West owes Zimbabwe a future
For Zimbabwe, this is a great time. Robert Mugabe's 37-year long rule has ended without adding to the blood and...
Cyril Ramaphosa leads, but foul play may snatch victory
Cyril Ramaphosa leads, but foul play may snatch victory
Cyril Ramaphosa is winning the race to be the next ANC president. The evidence is messy and tricky to harvest, but among the ANC branches that have...
From reconciliation to repression: Mugabe’s painful legacy
From reconciliation to repression: Mugabe’s painful legacy
Robert Mugabe’s resignation as president of Zimbabwe brings the curtain down on a political career that saw early successes ultimately wiped out...
Outing of KPMG for 'Guptafication' role could have powerful knock-on effects
Outing of KPMG for 'Guptafication' role could have powerful knock-on effects
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has rightly been condemned for his repeated, outrageous assaults on women. The one positive aspect of this...
Don’t be fooled by Ramphosa’s ‘New Deal’ or NDZ’s ‘radical economic transformation'
Don’t be fooled by Ramphosa’s ‘New Deal’ or NDZ’s ‘radical economic transformation'
It is now abundantly clear that the race to succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC president next month is between his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Nkosazana...
Lessons for Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe’s misfortunes
Lessons for Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe’s misfortunes
President Robert Mugabe’s endgame in Zimbabwe holds...
Zimbabwe suffers an elite transition while economic meltdown looms
Zimbabwe suffers an elite transition while economic meltdown looms
In Zimbabwe’s cities and towns, hundreds of thousands of citizens
​It is not 'anti-African' to call for Mugabe to go
​It is not 'anti-African' to call for Mugabe to go
Since news broke out earlier this week that military tanks were headed for Harare and that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) had taken control of...
Equal Education must get its facts straight
Equal Education must get its facts straight
We write in response to the article “Equalisers fight for schools not built” (November 3).
Leaders abuse governance to control citizens
Leaders abuse governance to control citizens
Many African countries since independence from colonialism have operated under multiple systems of governance: the country’s formal institutions,...

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