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We dare not speak its name
Living with ghosts of Gukurahundi
Living with ghosts of Gukurahundi
I grew up in a small town in Zimbabwe’s Matebeleland. We all spoke Ndebele at home and at play, and English at school. But our community was made...
Can an old croc learn new tricks?
Can an old croc learn new tricks?
For those hoping that Zimbabwe’s new president would represent a decisive break with the past, Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first official proclamations are not encouraging. ...
Gukurahundi ghosts haunt Mnangagwa
Gukurahundi ghosts haunt Mnangagwa
On March 5 1983, at a rally in Victoria Falls, Emmerson Mnangagwa delivered a threat, using language that would be echoed 11 years later by the...
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...
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
British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill
British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill
In January 1983 Robert Mugabe’s government launched a massive security clampdown in Matabeleland. It was led by a North Korean-trained, almost...
Zanu-PF sycophants rush to lionise birthday boy Mugabe
Zanu-PF sycophants rush to lionise birthday boy Mugabe
Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party, politicians and heads of quasi-government enterprises and parastatals are falling over each other in a mad rush...

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