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Doing your work in 2016

One of my favourite pieces of writing (in fact, please read it at my funeral) is “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” by African American poet, Audre Lourde.  The piece was introduced to me by a French girl  - a feisty feminist and a fabulous friend, she opened up certain boxes in my brain that I had not realised were so tightly shut. In The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action, AudreLourde says "....because I am a black woman warrior poet, doing my work and come to ask you, are you doing…

“Nehanda” invades Harare

A self proclaimed Traditional healer, Sekuru "Nehanda" is reported to have invaded the city claiming to be capable of curing any problem being faced by the citizens. Sekuru "Nehanda" is stationed at  corner Angwa and Mandela Street in Harare's CBD. Sekuru Nehanda is one the many self proclaimed traditional healers, who roam around the streets using herbs to eke a living. More to follow....

Liverpool v Manchester United: Ten classic Premier League matches

They have won the English title more than any other teams and lifted the European Cup more often than anyone else in the land too. Liverpool versus Manchester United is as big as it gets. We look back at 10 memorable Premier League matches between the great rivals... Manchester United 2-2 Liverpool in 1992 The first game between the two teams since the advent of the Premier League came in October 1992 at Old Trafford, pitting Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United against Graeme Souness's Liverpool. The visitors looked…

Jurgen Klopp’s first 100 days at Liverpool

The former Borussia Dortmund coach replaced Brendan Rodgers on October 8 and has since gone on to lead the Reds to thrilling wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as a dramatic draw against Arsenal. Klopp has also guided Liverpool to the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, where they hold a 1-0 advantage over Stoke, going into the second leg. It hasn't all been plain sailing, though. Injuries and damaging defeats to Newcastle and Watford have caused Liverpool's revival to stutter. Klopp's Liverpool record…

Suspected Ebola death in Sierra Leone hours after WHO gives all-clear

Freetown - A woman in Sierra Leone is thought to have died from Ebola, officials said on Thursday, just hours after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an end to an epidemic of the disease. The female student was taken ill in the northern village of Bamoi Luma near the Guinean border and died soon after, with an initial swab testing positive for Ebola, a senior health ministry official told AFP. "Complete findings will be made known to the public by tomorrow ," he said, adding that further tests were under…

Zanu PF positioning party,state constitutions in the succession matrix

Mutare- A local think tank has said the ZANU PF succession battle is embroiled in a number of complexities because of the lack of rule of law, placing state and party constitution in the periphery of debate. In a Political Economy Review Paper titled "Complexities around Zanu PF succession: state and party constitutions", Zimbabwe Democracy Institute states that both these constitutions have been marginalized. ZDI also claims that the best solution to solve the succession conundrum would be for President Robert Mugabe…

Mugabe told to rein in on extravagant Mphoko

Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC), a local pressure group has challenged President Mugabe to reign in on extravagant, Vice President  Mphoko, whose continued stay at one of the country’s top hotels has gobbled over US$300 000. Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko today cloaks exactly thirteen months since he occupied the five star hotel, Rainbow Towers in Harare together with his wife, a grandchild and his personal aides. “We challenge President Robert Mugabe, as the appointing authority, to do the honorable thing of…

Mugabe supporters plan his ‘best’ birthday party ever – reports

News24 correspondent Zimbabwe – Supporters of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe are planning the "best" ever birthday party for him next month, when he will turn 92, state media reported on Wednesday. Preparations for the party, to be held in the city of Masvingo, appear to be in full swing, despite rumours that the longtime Zimbabwe leader had a heart attack earlier this week while on holiday. The official The Herald newspaper said a deadline had been set for "mobilising resources" for the event, traditionally…

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