Category Archives for Southern Africa

Why Inequality is Prevalent in South Africa

The BBC recently conducted in depth interviews with different stakeholders about the reasons for inequality in South Africa. These insightful interviews offer a glimpse into issues that South Africa is

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A Taste of Harare in 2015

Zimbabwe’s capital city is Harare. Harare is Zimbabwe’s leading financial, commercial, and communications center, and a trade center. The city was founded in 1890 by a Pioneer Column, which

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The Legend Lives on: Oliver Mtukudzi

Zimbabwe’s own music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi continues to wow the world with his ‘Tuku Music’ as he tours the United States and Canada over the next few months. Tuku and the Black Spirits

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Zambia’s New Leadership: Lungu and Wina

VICE PRESIDENT INONGE MUTUKWA WINA Zambia’s newly elected leader Edgar Lungu has appointed Inonge Wina as the first female Vice President. Inonge Mutukwa Wina was born April 2, 1941 to Mr. Siwinji Mutukwa

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News Makers of 2014

EBOLA The Ebola virus consumed the news in 2014 especially in West Africa. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Senegal, Nigeria, Spain and the United States managed to safely contain the virus. Another outbreak

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Most Prosperous African Countries

Legatum Institute recently published the list of the most prosperous countries in Africa. Prosperity is defined as wealth and wellbeing. The report measures GDP and eight sub-indices such as education,

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The Long Road to Power: Emmerson Mnangagwa

Despite Mugabe circumventing his own party’s constitution, Mnangagwa who was recently chosen as Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe will most likely succeed Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa will have

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Mandela vs Mugabe

Before there was Mandela, there was Mugabe being heralded as the statesman of Africa and the model for good governance. Then he was knighted, a high honor for any leader and then came the sanctions. Mandela

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The Rise of Cults & Mystics in Church

Customarily Zimbabwe’s traditional healers are governed and regulated by the Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association. Other spiritual practitioners may perform the same tasks but not belong

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South Africa 19 Years On……….

Congratulations to South Africa for celebrating 19 years of freedom for the black majority. Thank you to the brave men and women who fought against apartheid and social injustices that came with colonialism. South

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Is Africa about to Lose the Right to Her Seed?

This article is published courtesy of the South African Civil Society Information Service (www.sacsis.org.za) and has been reproduced to highlight the serious nature of this issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. By

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Robert Mugabe at Independence in 1980

How well is Robert Mugabe living up to the ideals of his April 17, 1980 speech to the new nation of Zimbabwe? Here is the speech he gave in 1980. “The final countdown before the launching of the new

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Zimbabwe at 33: Still Yearning for Freedom

As the 18th of April rolls about many Zimbabweans are asking, “What we are celebrating?”  The rhetoric from the ruling party is freedom from colonialism, but after 33 years what does that

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The Other Side of Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87 but her reign as Prime Minister was not without its share of controversy. Here are some controversial decision she made involving South Africa, Zimbabwe, Chile,

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New Vision Needed to Rescue Zimbabwe’s Rail System

Cecil John Rhodes the British imperialist was right about one thing, transportation infrastructure was essential to get raw materials out of Africa into overseas markets. The same is true even of today

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Politics of the ‘Small House’ in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe the southern African country has experienced a sudden peak in the divorce rate, 27% in 2012 to be exact. A High Court judge blamed the situation on the vast emigration of Zimbabweans into the

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Zimbabwe’s Woman Called Moses: Beatrice Mtetwa

The work of Human Rights Lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa is no ordinary task. Dealing with a dictatorship that uses the law against its own citizens she has found the courage to use the law in defense of human

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Zimbabwe’s Draft Constitution

  Draft Constitution Summary of Zimbabwe by Abridged Draft Constitution Summary of Zimbabwe

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African Stories of Migration

We would like to highlight different stories of immigration in Africa and of Africans to the Americas. This article features migration within Southern Africa, from Malawi to Zimbabwe, from Zimbabwe to

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The Best of Zimbabwean Comedy: Mukadota, Gringo & Paraffin

MUKADOTA- Safirio Madzikatire, one of Zimbabwe’s most famous actor, musician and comedian was the star of the hit series, Mukadota which aired on ZBC-TV in the 80s. In this famous comedy he acted

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