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From the Diaspora into the frying pan

By Lenox MhlangaImmigration, Politics, Travel

IF YOU thought that my having disappeared from these pages was due in no small part to the howling critics that prowl the comments section at the bottom, then you are probably right. While trying to gauge my popularity, I … Read more

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UK: contact and residence orders in immigration matters

By Vitalis MadanhiFamily Law, Immigration

WITH the current changes in immigration laws in the UK, those who have established ties are keen to hold firmly to justify a clear basis as to why they should not be removed to their homelands. Invariably, those who have … Read more

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Robert Mugabe… What Happened? A rejoinder to Tendi

By Simon BrightFilm, Politics
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BLESSING-Miles Tendi begins his review of my film ‘Robert Mugabe…What Happened?’ by criticising the choice of Mugabe as an African villain when there are worse African villains to  be found. Of course he is right, but I chose the subject … Read more

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Of hollow milestones and tombstones

By Mthulisi MathuthuBooks, Film, Politics

BLESSING Miles-Tendi is a strategically situated Zimbabwean academic with access to a range of platforms and forums most that feed into the mainstream agenda setting in global or international politics. As young as he is, he already teaches history and … Read more

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Film Review: ‘Robert Mugabe: What Happened?’

By Blessing-Miles TendiFilm, History, Politics
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ON APRIL 29, 2012, I participated in a panel discussion with Simon Bright, director of the film “Robert Mugabe. What Happened?”, and McDonald Lewanika the Director of Crisis Coalition in Zimbabwe (CCZ). This followed the showing of Bright’s latest film … Read more

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When self-indulgent wishes set news agenda

By Gilbert NyambabvuMedia, Politics
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THE recent media shambles regarding President Robert Mugabe’s latest trip to Asia brought into the open two of the terminal maladies feasting at the core of Zimbabwean journalism from the time our national politics became so perilously conflicted and degenerated … Read more

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Andy Brown: a spoilt sweet rhythm

By Mthulisi MathuthuMusic, Politics
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SOMETIME in 2001 when the Zimbabwe Independent led with a story about musician Andy Brown being funded by Zanu PF, some of us shook our heads in disbelief. How on earth did the editors think a mere musician could sell … Read more

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Why the newspaper will not die

By Lenox MhlangaMedia
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Decline … New survey suggests newspapers struggling I JUST read an article that says that the writing is on the wall for newspapers in Zimbabwe. The technology website, TechZim, quotes statistics released by the Zimbabwe All Media Products Survey (Zamps). … Read more

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Saving the boys

By Lot MasianeRelationships, Religion, World
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I WATCHED with horror as a couple, a man and his wife, came up on ITV Day Break on January 30, 2012, saying they are bringing up their son gender neutrally as they did not want him ‘stereotyped by gender’. … Read more

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UK spouse visa: Court clarifies ‘marriage is subsisting’

By Clement KulangFamily Law, Immigration, Legal
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OUR firm Genesis Law Associates recently brought an appeal to the Upper Tribunal which has now been reported as Goudey (subsisting marriage – evidence) Sudan [2012] UKUT 00041. In this case, the Upper Tribunal clarifies the meaning of the immigration … Read more

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