July 19, 2016

I understand the police have revised their charges against Pastor Evan Mawarire and that they are now charging him for allegedly “subverting” the constitutional government of Zimbabwe. This charge is based on section 22(2) of the Criminal Law (Codification) Act (the Cr...

July 1, 2016

The burden of memory

In the end, they only managed to identify him because of a distinctive ring that he kept. His skull was crushed. The eyes had been gouged out. They had cut off his tongue. A bullet had violated and ripped through his chest. The remains were a pictur...

June 6, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

“We’re tired too, but we don’t know what to do with this man!”

A year ago, this would have been dismissed as part of the usual opposition bluster against Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s long-serving leader. But in recent months, even Zanu PF and Mugabe loyalist...

June 4, 2016

Alex T. Magaisa

Located close to the southern tip of a vast country which stretches down the south-eastern coast of Africa, the city of Maputo’s architecture tells a heavy story of a slow recovery from a difficult and tempestuous start to life after independence. The ve...

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