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Reflections on Zhing Zhong and China

VILANKULOS, Mozambique – In case it passed unnoticed, it is 50 years exactly since Chairman Mao began China’s Cultural Revolution that killed, conservatively, 2 million people in the beginning and...

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Reflections from a beach far away

Bored with politics and the US presidential race in particular? Monica Lewinsky’s legacy (courtesy Private Eye.) As the old saying goes, if you think your single vote doesn’t make a...

Confusion reigns once more

      The unilateral and unseemly suspension by Local Government Minister Saviour ‘Tyson’ Kasukuwere of  the Harare Mayor, Bernard ‘Ben’ Manyanyeni, and the attempts to remove the Town Clerk, James Mushore,...

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36 years of independence. Where is it going?

As ever, The Herald newspaper excels itself.  Zimbabweans are celebrating the achievements in health, education and land reform after liberation from colonial rule in 1980. “Zimbabwe is the only country...

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New Age numbers game: extra marital secrets

Here’s an interesting observation taken from the website of The Herald, the government-controlled daily in Zimbabwe, on a New Age game of numbers. The High Court ruled it is a privacy matter...

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The cat with no tail

This is Chimhini, or ‘Short Tail’ in Shona. She is a pub cat and, like many of the patrons much of the time, she’s a darn cool cat. She is...