The current situation in Burundi calls for observation

 

By

Sylvain Muyali

The international community has in ten years allowed an apprentice dictator and religious fanatic access to power. Through agreements, reconciliations and ‘peace’ it has not only initiated but sponsored such control, but is something it can no longer defend nor impose. Read more »

The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz: A Review

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Review

By

James Ouma

The Blue Sweater is an inspiring true story based on Jacqueline Novogratz who quit a promising career in international banking at Chase Manhattan to help bridge the gap between the rich and poor. It all begun with a blue sweater which she owned and loved while growing up. As she became a teenager and boys started mocking her, she gave away the sweater.

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Poetry

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By

Allison Grayhurst

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Trial of former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda begins at the ICC

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By

Sylvain Muyali

Nicknamed ‘The Terminator’, General Bosco Ntaganda was one of the main perpetrators of the violence that decimated the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003. Yesterday he was at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for his trial for crimes against humanity.

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Poetry

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By

Ogunsanya Enitan Olalekan

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Action against Corruption

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By

Sattar Rind

‘Politics of the 90s’ is a popular phrase for the people of Pakistan who had observed their country’s activities throughout that decade. It could be characterised as the politics of conflict and confrontation between the Pakistan Peoples Party, PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz Sharif‘s group, PMLN.

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Poetry

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Harry Mills

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Africa’s richest man prepares for a major investment in Zimbabwe

 

By

Mathew Masinge

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, reportedly Africa’s richest man, is set to build an integrated cement plant, power generation and coal mining operation in Zimbabwe which will be larger than any of his current plants.

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Fiction

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By

Bongani Sibanda

 

As you are flown to the Hague, charged with the same crimes that were committed against you, you wonder about many things. A life you could have had you not been abducted. A fate you could have had. If ever, would there have been much difference?

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Toni Braxton and Babyface’s Zimbabwe show lives up to expectations

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By

Mathew Masinge

American superstars Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Toni Braxton put up a scintillating performance in Harare, Zimbabwe last week in the first leg of their maiden tour of Africa.

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