Conservation agriculture: the problem of donor fads

Conservation agriculture has become all the rage in Zimbabwe. It sounds like a good thing. Who could object to ‘conservation’, you ask? The particular version of...

Creating communities

I recently examined the Mabel Hungwe’s PhD thesis “In search of community in Zimbabwe’s fast-track resettlement...

Elephants and people

I recently received an email from the Britain-Zimbabwe Society list that had the subject line: PLEASE...

Communist Football

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2012 – will you be better than last year?

It was a great delight and privilege to meet you on Sunday, because many – great...

Liverpool should sack PR team

Well, that’s the headline I keep expecting (and hoping) to see every day....

When will Mugabe return Libya’s 4 camels to the NTC?

Contrary to high expectations that Mugabe would rein in party stalwarts including most Cabinet ministers implicated...

Outside looking in: A letter from the diaspora

This will be my last letter for 2011. I am going into hospital next week for...

The Ghost of Mourinho Past

Most people are very familiar with Charles Dickens’ novel, A Christmas Carol, which tells the story...

Outside looking in: A letter from the disapora

Interviewed on SW Radio Africa’s Question Time this week, Rugare Gumbo was asked, “Why did we...

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Thanks to the wonders of technology, it has become a lot easier to follow and support...

The more things change the more they stay the same

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Outside looking in: A letter from the diaspora

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Outside looking in: A letter from the diaspora

Recently I have been reading some of the many books written about Zimbabwe. The question posed...

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