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Opinion

Why British royals face simmering resentment in Caribbean

National flags still adorn the streets of Antigua’s capital days after the Earl and Countess of Wessex departed the island on their Platinum Jubilee Caribbean tour. People here pride themselves on the welcome offered to visitors – tourism is the country’s mainstay after all. But behind the red carpet and guard of honour upon arrival,

Youth Leading on Climate: Interview with Zimbabwe’s Elizabeth Gulugulu

By miragenews.com UN Climate Change News, 28 April 2022 -Youth play an important role in meeting the climate challenge. Young people are among the least responsible for climate change and are often among the loudest calling for action. With the UN Climate Change conference to be held in Africa this year, UN Climate Change recently

Diaspora: 10 Scenarios Where Your Funeral Director Provided Funeral Policy Will Let You Down

In my last blog 12 Reasons Why Cash Denominated Funeral Policies Are By Far Better I elaborately discussed issues of treating customers fairly through provision of suitable cover and correct advice. Needless to say, the whole idea of funeral policies is to guarantee the policyholder a dignified send-off. Transnationalism and global citizenry have however meant that

COMMENT: No Adelaide, you are totally offside

Andrew Kunambura, Editor IT is with great outrage that I learnt last week of a programme aired on ZBC TV by, and at the behest of its CEO, Adelaide Chikunguru whose sole purpose was to settle a perceived vendetta against Destiny Media Group CEO, Gilbert Nyambabvu. The programme, ‘Inside Out’, was aimed at criticising Nyambabvu

A street art mural in Zimbabwe exposes a divided society

Barnabas Ticha Muvhuti, Rhodes University The Shona and the Ndebele are Zimbabwe’s two most dominant ethnic groups. Explaining the ever-present tension between them, historian Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni points to the abuse of the post-colonial state by the ruling Shona-dominated government “in its drive to destroy Ndebele particularism”. He explains, “This sets in motion the current

CCC: New opposition party faces the same old problems

By Simon Allison JOHANNESBURG: In late January, at the Bronte Hotel—a favourite haunt of foreign correspondents in Harare – a brand-new Zimbabwean opposition party was officially launched. Just three months later, that party, known as the Citizens Coalition for Change or CCC, was celebrating what looked to be a triumphant start. In a round of by-elections late

Russia, Ukraine conflict: Exposing the West’s modern imperialist agenda

By Xavier Katanda Halford Mackinder summed it up all when he said: “The one that governs Eastern Europe prevails over the Heartland. The one that governs the heartland prevails over the global Islands. The one that governs the global Island prevails upon the globe.” Amidst pomp and fun fare, hope to world peace was born

Masiyiwa Will Not Diversify Gates Foundation’s Approach to African Agriculture

By Ashley Fent & Elizabeth Mpofu I commondreams.org After years of public scrutiny for undemocratic decision-making, the Seattle-based Gates Foundation—one of the wealthiest and most powerful private philanthropies in the world—made headlines earlier this year when it expanded its board of trustees. In spite of an emphasis on diversity, all the new trustees have close financial ties

Diaspora: 12 Reasons Why Cash Denominated Funeral Policies Are By Far Better

The reason why funeral policies exist is that consumers need them to cover end of life expenses and guarantee themselves a dignified send off. The need is a time aged and will persist as long as life exists. Your policy should always speak to your needs and reality. A policy that treats you fairly as

No one is above the law

By Andrew  Kunambura IT might sound like a line from some typical Hollywood blockbuster movie, but the idea that “no one is above the law” underpins the whole of today’s legal system and is the essence of the rule of law. The rule of law, as outlined by renowned British Whig jurist A V Dicey

IN-DEPTH: Migrants scapegoated in South Africa as inequality and unemployment surge

By opendemocracy.net Doreen Chasi lost her brother and husband in South Africa’s 2008 xenophobic attacks in which nearly 100 foreign nationals were killed. This year, it all seems to be happening all over again. “They destroyed my stall,” Chasi told openDemocracy. “All the produce I had just purchased for resale was confiscated. That reminded me

How To Ensure The Right To Food For All Zimbabweans

By Andre Redinger – Founder at Millhouse International The fundamental rights of citizens globally are the constant topics of conversation in cabinets and governments. In November 2021, Zimbabwe gazetted a Private Voluntary Organisations (PVO) Amendment Bill and announced this month that public hearings on the bill would begin. If passed, the bill will impact the

Zimbabwe by-elections are attracting huge crowds, but don’t read too much into them

Zimbabwe’s opposition Citizens Coalition for Change supporters attend an election campaign rally in Harare, in February. Zimbabwe, 20 February. EPA-EFE/Aaron Ufumeli By James Muzondidya, University of Zimbabwe and Munyaradzi Mushonga, University of the Free State Zimbabweans are set to cast their votes in key parliamentary and local government by-elections on 26 March 2022. The by-elections

US: Family of One of Independent Africa’s Founding Fathers Relaunches Seminal ‘African Nationalism’ Book

By einnews.com ARIZONA: The family of Ndabaningi Sithole, one of independent Africa’s founding fathers and pre-eminent thinkers, is relaunching African Nationalism, Sithole’s seminal book that inspired a generation of freedom fighters in Africa to fight for liberty and freedom. According to Simbaimuchimurenga “Simbai” Chizengeni (one of Sithole’s grandsons), “The relaunching of African Nationalism comes at a

Decade of Action: Fixing Africa’s development deficit

By Fredrick Mugisha OVER the past two decades, Africa has remained home to some of the fastest-growing economies globally, despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the year 2000 of the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world, Africa accounts each year for anywhere between 3 and 12 countries – a statistic

INDEPTH: Russia’s re-engagement with Africa pays off

By Deutsche Welle ON March 2, the United Nations General Assembly in New York was asked to vote on a resolution, calling for Russian troops to withdraw from Ukraine “immediately, completely and unconditionally.” A vast majority of the United Nations 193 members, namely 141 countries, voted in favor of resolution, a strong signal of the international

Africans In Ukraine: Stories Of War, Anti-Blackness & White Supremacy

By refinery29.com On 24th February, Russia breached the Ukrainian border, invading the country from four directions. Immediately, the western world mobilised in support of the Ukrainian people: #IStandWithUkraine trended globally, and brands everywhere shared messages of solidarity, sporting the Ukrainian flag. In a rare first, people seemed to be mostly united on a topic of international affairs: