ANGUS SHAW Blog

Trivial pursuits

A Trivial Pursuit question: Who was the white South African dowager who said she would prefer to be murdered in her bed than have to make it herself in the...

Travellers’ Tales

No booze on EgyptAir from Joburg to Cairo to Rome and so I got stuck into the best book I’ve yet seen on ‘Lucky’ Lord Lucan, the earl of the...

A Zimbabwean Abroad

Dateline: Ostuni, coastal southern Italy Italy has a right-wing prime minister. Ms Giorgia Meloni is the first woman in the high office but not so pleasant is that she’s a...

Dictators we have known

It’s not only climate change in Libya … Our old buddy Muammar Gaddafi, or rather Robert Mugabe’s old buddy, might have been a badass but for the most part he...

Different strokes for different folks

The swearing-in of the new, old president has been and gone after our disputed elections.  Only three African presidents flew in for the grand jamboree at the stadium. Many more...

Lighten up

In times of turmoil and uncertainty, there’s a need to lighten up. Not necessarily with beer. But Derek Watts, an old friend who died last week, sums it up in...