ANGUS SHAW

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Blessed are we no more

Much as there is sympathy for migrants streaming into Europe, the families of the victims of the latest earthquake or flood and shock at the unending violence between Israelis and Palestinians,...

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Dysfunctional Zimbabwe

If it’s at all possible, forget about the debilitating  18-hour electricity  cuts for a moment. The agonising and costly writing of a new Zimbabwe constitution, accepted overwhelmingly in a 2013...

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No laughing matter

  Much as Zimbabwe’s ability to laugh at itself is to be applauded, the lighter side of the 18- hour 4.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. power cuts isn’t a laughing...

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Coming out of retirement…

Coming out of retirement, this charcoal iron that for decades has been used as a door stop. The daintily painted flowers will burn off as soon as it is fired...

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More of the same but much, much worse

Power cuts can now be expected in our cities starting from as early as 4.00 a.m. and lasting through to 10.00 p.m. or thereabouts, says the electricity utility. It is...

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Rhodes loses his nose

Those who don’t like Rhodes have been at it again. They have cut off his nose with a power tool, probably an angle grinder. The bronze bust gazes into the...

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Only in Zimbabwe?

President Robert Mugabe in the Harare parliament ….. What an extraordinary chain of events. Mr Mugabe, 91, delivered the wrong speech at the official opening of parliament, one he had...