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Why Zimbabwe’s Coup Was An Isolating Experience For Me

“He has resigned.” The three words in the Whatsapp message that had just come through from my friend didn’t need further explaining. Robert Mugabe – the only president most of us had known our whole lives – had finally bowed to popular pressure to step down after a week of some of the most incredulous sights during Zimbabwe’s short-lived coup. I was not in Zimbabwe … Continue reading Why Zimbabwe’s Coup Was An Isolating Experience For Me

A Flag of Many Colours – A Reflection on Zimbabwe’s Independence

This article is based on reflections I gathered at Independence Day commemorations in 2014. The early morning April sun is high and hot when I arrive at Harare’s National Sports Stadium where Zimbabwe’s annual Independence Day commemorations will shortly commence. Buses and cars jam the driveway that leads to the stadium entrances, and queues of people bend and wind with the railing that runs round … Continue reading A Flag of Many Colours – A Reflection on Zimbabwe’s Independence