Archive | September, 2006

The courage of the clerk

By Gwynne Dyer I am the clerk, the technician, the mechanic, the driver. They said: Do this, do that, don’t look left or right. Don’t read the text. Don’t look […]

Understanding the digital divide

By FJ Tichawangana WHEN you get home today connect to the Internet and do a search for “Development in Africa”. What? You don’t have a computer? You’re not connected to […]

The last Iraqi insurgency

By Niall Ferguson FROM Ted Kennedy to the cover of Newsweek, we are being warned that Iraq has turned into a quagmire, George W Bush’s Vietnam. Learning from history is […]

People must fight for a free press

By Bill Saidi WITH so much time on my hands these days and nights I have tried to sit through an entire screening of Tazzen Mandizvidza’s Media Watch – in […]

A posse of guns for hire

By Steven Gruzd/Michael van Winden THE foiled coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea in March provided an urgent reminder of the destabilising consequences when two of Africa’s most troubling unsolved problems […]

Lost in Jingle-land as ZBC echoes Rhodesia

By Everjoice J Win RHODESIA. The Seventies. “This is the Rhodesia Broadcasting Corporation. Combined operations headquarters reports that 15 terrorists were killed in Muzarabani. In Rushinga 11 more terroris (more…)

It’s good to be the king

By Steven Gruzd/Michael van Winden AFTER a decade in power, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was so confident it would retain control after South Africa’s third democratic elections on […]

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