Diaspora

Diaspora

Danai Gurira

Black Panther star Gurira’s take on Zimbabwe’s inheritance of violence

By The Africa Report Danai Gurira’s portrayal of Wakanda’s warrior chief Okoye in Black Panther has helped rewrite how Africans, particularly African women, are portrayed on international screens. The role also rocketed Gurira to household-name status. She has been writing about the continent for decades, and in 2012 she published The Convert, a play which

US: Zweli’s Piri Piri Kitchen Brings Zimbabwean Food to Durham

By chapelboro.com Zweli’s Piri Piri Kitchen – named for the piri piri pepper, a variety of chili pepper native to Africa that is sometimes referred to as a “bird’s eye chili” – might be the only Zimbabwean restaurant in the United States. According to chef, co-owner and namesake of Zweli’s, Zwelibanzi Williams, it’s a staple in the cuisine

Author Jill Baker

AUSTRALIA: Zim author guest speaker at Falcon e-Library

By The Coastal Times AUSTRALIA: Zimbabwean author Jill Baker will discuss her new book at Falcon e-Library on February 15 at noon. Baker has had a long career in radio and television presentation and production and is an accomplished public speaker. The Horns, the first book in her Zambezi |Trilogy, is a compelling and deeply

Frank Buyanga

Buyanga’s AMG inks coin dealer agreement with SA Mint

By Staff Reporter THE African Medallion Group (AMG) has signed a coin dealer agreement with the South African Mint Company, a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank. AMG, which completed a take-over of Pagliari Group and Cape Mint in May last year, is now a re-seller and redistributor of numismatic coins from the SA

NAMIBIA: Zimbabweans express outrage at crackdown back home

By The Namibian IT was under sad circumstances that Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue in Windhoek was last Friday painted green, red and yellow, when a group of about 60 Zimbabweans took to the streets to protest against the continued plight of their compatriots back in Zimbabwe. A petition, under the theme ‘Zimbabwe is Bur-ning’ read outside

Farai Mudariki: Worcester Warriors’ Zimbabwe prop signs new one-year deal

By BBC.com LONDON: Worcester Warriors prop Farai Mudariki has agreed a new one-year contract with the Premiership club. The 23-year-old Zimbabwe tight-head, who is yet to make his Premiership debut, first signed in July from French side Stado Tarbes Pyrenees. Prior to that, Mudariki had two seasons with Top 14 club Castres’ academy side. He scored a

Protests against the Harare government were also staged at the London embassy

Zim exiles stage demonstrations in Botswana and South Africa

By Agencies DURBAN A small group of foreign nationals staged a picket outside Durban’s City Hall on Saturday in protest against the Zimbabwean government’s military crackdown and Internet shutdown. Civil group African Solidarity Network (Asonet) organised the picket in a show of solidarity with Zimbabweans. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recent announcement of a 200% fuel hike

Chisora to fight on after Dillian Whyte knockout agony

By Sports Reporter UK: Zimbabwe-born heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora might still be struggling to come to terms with his brutal knockout loss to Dillian Whyte at the O2 Arena in London last month in December but will not be retiring from boxing, according to his trainer Don Charles. There have been suggestions that Chisora is

LISTEN: French label re-issues elusive 1970’s Zimbabwean soul album

By The Vinyl Factory PARIS-BASED Nyami Nyami Records is reissuing New Tutenkhamen’s rare 1979 album I Wish You Were Mine, this February on vinyl. Formerly known as Tutenkhamen, the seven-piece band blended soul and jazz with ska, funk and traditional Zimbabwean township rhythms. Though New Tutenkhamen released various commercially successful singles during the late ’70s, the

Wicknell Chivhayo

SA-based Buffalo Souljah challenges Chivayo, Ginimbi

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean reggae and dancehall sensation, Buffalo Souljah has challenged prominent business persons to support the local music industry. In a thought-provoking Instagram post, the award-winning artiste called on local tycoons to fund artists and promote the growth of the music industry. Buffalo Souljah singled out Wicknell Chivhayo, Genius Ginimbi Kadungure,

Percelle Ascott

Percelle Ascott, the Zimbabwe-born actor, who’s on a roll on Netflix

By Forbes Africa.com His beginnings were in a two-bedroom apartment in a South London estate he shared with his mother, aunt and cousins. That’s all Zimbabwe-born Percelle Ascott had, besides a childhood filled with beautiful memories. “I remember riding my bike everywhere, playing football and making treehouses. All the kids who grew up on my