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#263Chat Homework on Lobola – 11 December 2012

December 7, 2012

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As part of the 2012 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, next week we discuss lobola. Lobola has become a contentious issue especially of late given the social issues that are linked to this tradition. Your homework, (should you choose to do it) is to read these articles below: - Kenyan bid to […]

The True Size of Africa

October 16, 2010

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Makes you think huh? Africa is definitely bigger than we often realise…

Reinventing the Wheel

October 10, 2010

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Some of my good friends happen to be Kenyan. Naturally being Zimbabwean I have been observing the events in Kenya economically, politically and otherwise with great interest. I am completely fascinated by this country which was embroiled in massive killings only a few years ago (2007). This resulted in a coalition government which is currently […]

The Forgotten Children

September 10, 2010

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I blog here too: - http://www.africaontheblog.com This is my first post: - The Forgotten Children Last week on Tuesday, I received a text message which simply read ‘Tune to BBC2 now’.  A good friend of mine had sent it while I was making dinner. I stopped and immediately switched over to BBC 2. What she wanted me […]

For Africa, I wrote this in 2002-ish

July 18, 2010

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I stumbled across this today, whilst looking for something else I wrote on something completely different. I thought it was poignant to share especially at a time like this. Wi royalty If we stopped and listened to our own silence We would hear the beat of a drum We would recognise that same beat It has been […]

World Cup 2010 Thoughts – Emotions Aside

July 10, 2010

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I’ve been celebrating, commiserating at times and watching the football games with the rest of the world as the World Cup 2010 wagon rolls ever so slowly towards the finish line. What a trip we’ve had along the way! Madiba was there when the announcement was made on the 15th May 2004 and we all rejoiced. Africa […]

World Cup 2010

June 11, 2010

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Ever since that infamous head-butt incident 4 years ago we have been waiting patiently for this very moment. The World Cup is finally upon us! Only this time, the venue is on African soil for the first time ever. I speak for most Africans who follow the game and even those who don’t,when I say that […]

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