Referees are Human: Manchester United v Chelsea

Yesterday’s game between Manchester United and Chelsea has started countless debates on social networks, the blogosphere and the web in general. Great games always cause such discussions, as people will be talking about the stars who fail to shine, chances wasted and excellent play. This game, however, is being discussed mainly for the refereeing decisions…

Hats Off to Jose Mujica: The World’s Poorest President

The President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, is the poorest President in the world according to numerous reports. It is not hard to believe, considering that he donates 90% of his $12 500 monthly salary to charity and has an old Volkswagen car  as his only other possession. He does not live in the Presidential palace,…

Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 25th Anniversary of his Death

On 15 October 1987 in a coup led by the then Vice President (now President) of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, and believed to be backed and instructed by France, Captain Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso was killed. Africa’s truest revolutionary was then buried in an unmarked grave and his erstwhile friend Blaise Compaore became President.

An Open Letter to Rahman Gumbo (and the Warriors.)

  Dear Rahman. I know it is not easy carrying the hopes of an entire nation, less so when that nation is Zimbabwe, whose citizens are always complaining about one thing or the other. Yesterday is a day best forgotten for you and millions of Zimbabweans. It was a terrible day, a disastrous end to…

African Thoughts : Mob Justice

A few months ago a thief was caught at the University of Zimbabwe trying to make off with a laptop. He nearly succeeded and was only apprehended because the taxi he boarded delayed allowing the victims to reach the taxi terminus and conduct a search. The unfortunate thief was dragged back into the University and…

Gay rights: A year on and nothing has changed.

Last October Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai supported gay rights during a BBC interview and caused a media frenzy back home.A year on, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) debate rages still with Zimbabweans yet to speak with one voice. I reproduce here, a post I wrote last year, soon after the PM made his rather politically inexpedient remarks.