ANGUS SHAW

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It’s been a daunting year so far …

First,  an outbreak of scurvy at the Ingutsheni psychiatric hospital in Bulawayo. Scurvy is caused by vitamin and dietary deficiencies and can make teeth fall out, along with fatigue, skin...

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It’s not all that meets the eye

People on the social networks are finding all sorts of symbolism – and satire – in the latest Time magazine Person of the Year cover I mentioned last time for...

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Lies, lies, lies and more lies …

Well, well, well, what a sorry state of affairs we find ourselves in. Here we have US$100 issued by a bank in single, grimy one dollar notes – the only...

So farewell, Fidel

Mr Mugabe’s turn came as chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement. Every- one found it rather amusing that the Cuban embassy had just bought the house in Harare next door to...

What a mess

Heartfelt thanks for all your greetings and good wishes on my 67th birthday. It was a blast of a day. With all the world’s troubles, it is somehow comforting to...

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Believe it or not …

Does anyone really believe the government will pick up the tab for the $370 million debt at the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company to make the broken-down, decrepit Redcliff plant...

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The Horn of Plenty is empty now

In a bank queue the other day when the money ran out. It prompted a swell of anger and discontent, unusually heated for normally placid Zimbabweans. “It’s down to the...