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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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Nehanda, Lobengula, Lumumba and Machel dictators too?

By Jonathan MoyoHistory, Religion, World
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THE indisputably barbaric killing of Muammar Gaddafi last Thursday by a high-tech US drone controlled by some freaky soldier in Las Vegas aided by a French jet fighter assisted by NATO special forces on the ground has been received in … Read more

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Edgar Tekere: the non-compliant warrior

By Mutumwa MawereHistory, Politics
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EDGAR Tekere, is no more. Tuesday, June 7, 2011, will remain etched in the story of Zimbabwe as the exit day of one of Zimbabwe’s founding fathers.  His place in Zimbabwe’s history is secure but his legacy will occupy the … Read more

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Why kingdoms fall

By Lot MasianeHistory, Religion

SIR Arnold Toynbee, an Oxford-University educated English historian who taught for years at the University of London came to a most startling and foreboding conclusion sixty years ago. He wrote a twelve-volume analysis of the rise and fall of world … Read more

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Heroes: history has longer memory than Zanu PF thinks

By Chofamba SitholeHistory, Politics
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IF THERE was any lingering doubt in the minds of the most ardent Zanu PF zealots that their party had utterly reduced the conferment of national hero status to a mere party spectacle, Didymus Mutasa will have conclusively cleared that. The … Read more

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South Africa: the limitations of nationalism

By Mutumwa MawereHistory, Immigration, Politics

GOD was so generous that he gave mankind dominion over the earth. It is difficult to imagine what would happen if anyone of us were to play God even for a limited duration. What kind of choices would we make? … Read more

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The Bible truth about tongues

By Gabriel ManyatiHistory, Religion

I READ with dismay Lot Masiane’s blog article, “Praying in tongues: the great deception”. The article is so fraught with heretic content and bereft of theological commonsense that it would be a travesty to all of Christendom for it to … Read more

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Praying in tongues: the great deception

By Lot MasianeHistory, Religion

RECENTLY, my sister-in-law wrote on her Facebook page: “I’ve just come back from a convention. What a time we had. I spoke in tongues so much that I have to learn English all over again.” Needless to say, my brother … Read more

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Matopos Hills: the other Heroes’ Acre

By Colls NdlovuHistory, Politics
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THE month of September is very significant for Zimbabweans in general and for the Ndebele people in particular, not only because it is the month in which the annual inxwala Reed dance is supposed to be held, but also because … Read more

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