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THE country’s second largest city, Bulawayo, today celebrates 120 years of existence and in line with such gatherings, it is expected to reverberate into song and dance as people from all walks of life celebrate this milestone. ...

The dream of our early nationalists and visionaries who spearheaded the struggle for independence across Africa, and who battled mental colonisation, could soon lie in ruins if the post independence African states’ citizens neglect to inform their offspring of their history and how ...

Malcom X Pathisa Nyathi ON 25 May 1963 the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) came into being. Last year, 2013, the Pan-African body, now known as the African Union (AU), celebrated her golden jubilee. At the time of the OAU’s formation there were 34 independent African states, whereas now there are ...

The late VP Landa John Nkomo The new constitution of Zimbabwe of August 2013 has ushered in a sigh of relief pertaining to the 16 indigenous languages. All along there has been a jigsaw puzzle in some districts as to which languages are indigenous especially ...

I TRUST dear reader you have heard the melodic amaZayoni sing this song which goes, Ngibambe ngesandla Ngingatshi emlilweni Nhliziyo kaJesu (ngingene) Sengizocatsha kuyona The song is sung with such emotive melody characterised by a beautiful female contralto and a domineering baritone by the males. The ...

THE mass kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram is only the tip of an iceberg of slavery in Africa. Slavery and trafficking is more often than not tied to conflicts in which core Nato member states and terrorist ...

ZIMBABWE’S 2012 national census is now history though its findings are making waves following the recent release of the final report. While the country’s democratic space allows for the citizens to dissect the report and critique ...

On 30 June 1953 the Royal Party set out from London on a trip to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to participate and officiate at the Rhodes Centenary Celebrations. Both the Queen Mother Elizabeth and her daughter Her Royal ...

Cultural Heritage FROM a rock overhang on Malitikwe Mountain near Dombodema there precariously hangs the enigmatic Njenjema. Njenjema is in charge of a small rain shrine (daka) known as Zondani not far from Tokwana School in Bulilima ...

Bulawayo @120 The day was the 3rd of July 1953. “After the royal car had passed round the circuit of Queen’s Ground which was packed with 20 000 people including ...