Reflection

When Your Lives Have Been Uprooted

When Your Lives Have Been Uprooted

I have to say, despite our successes in the first twenty years of independence, Zimbabweans are very humble people. It is, I think, quite a universal mark of people of the soil. Zimbabweans are renowned for their work ethic and love for education in the sense of studying for qualifications. We are, by and large, more…

This Child

This Child

What is his name? I imagine he was fairly naughty at times but probably did not get the chance to be really naughty and play pranks on his friends because his family had to flee his country Syria. They fled because someone armed the Free Syrian Army to take on a dictator and his ruling more…

Bigger Responsibility Right Here at Home

Bigger Responsibility Right Here at Home

There is an evil regime in Eritrea operating with impunity. Because it is far from the spotlight, African activists are perhaps not aware of its practices. We have posted here, a report that highlights the plight of the people in that country:  http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2014/country-chapters/eritrea So now you know. We have a responsibility to raise our voices more…

If Mugabe had Retired in 1990

If Mugabe had Retired in 1990

Despite the horrors of the Ghukurahundi genocide, cold war politics and international hypocrisy combined to still hold Robert Mugabe in high esteem. Black Diamonds imagines what would have happened had he handed over power to a new leader in 1990, ten years and two terms after independence. 1995 The UN Secretary General has appointed former more…

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