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Oprah’s BAD Book Pick: Say You Are One of Them

(Image via The Huffington Post) By OBERT MADONDO For me at least, Oprah Winfrey has ruined a publishing week that would have ended on a high note with the release of Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”. The Talk Show host chose Nigerian Jesuit priest Uwem Akpan’s “Say You Are One of Them”, a collection of … Continue reading

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HRW Accused of not Revealing Anglo-American Corporation Diamond Theft

Image via Wikipedia Mugabe tries to distance Zanu-PF from shady diamond deals Afrik.com | ALICE CHIMORA | Thursday September 17,  2009 Anglo-American Corporation has come under attack from President Mugabe for milking the southern African country of millions of dollars from diamonds as the company “never revealed to government that there are diamonds in Chiadzwa” … Continue reading

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Mugabe Officially Visits US While Massacre of Ndebeles Intensifies

By OBERT MADONDO Zimbabwe Prime Minister Robert Mugabe and late wife, Sally, departs Andrews Air Force Base after a state visit to the US. September 26, 1983 SOURCE: Wikipedia COMMENT: Two things that should make anyone who cares about human rights, equality and the sanctity of life sick to their stomach: The visit occured during … Continue reading

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Are European Leaders Desperate to Embrace Mugabe?

Image via Wikipedia By OBERT MADONDO This is the Obama era. It is the era of dialogue and engagement. But are Europeans desperate to embrace Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe? For the last seven years, the EU has led a concerted campaign to isolate and demonize the veteran Zimbabwean leader following a disputed presidential poll in … Continue reading

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Jonathan Moyo Set to Rejoin Zanu PF

Image via Wikipedia SOURCE:  SW Radio Africa Allex Bell | September 11, 2009 Former Information Minister and notorious media ‘hangman’, Jonathan Moyo, has reportedly written to ZANU PF asking to rejoin the party. Party chairperson John Nkomo has confirmed that Moyo submitted the letter to Didymus Mutasa three weeks ago, after the funeral of the … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Roundup: Mugabe Earns $300 a Month

Image via Wikipedia By OBERT MADONDO Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe must be simultaneously hating his job and envying Lee Hsein Loong, the leader of Singapore. At $2.27 million annually, Loong is the highest paid politician in the world. Mugabe makes only US$300 a month. There’s light at the end of the tunnel for Mr. Mugabe. … Continue reading

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