Snooping inside the council of elders

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, the moons of waiting for Independence were over. Zimbabwe had crawled out of the liberation eggshell a...
teen dating

The hazards of teen dating

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, the drumbeat increased in tempo, crescendo and volume as we approached the fringes of the hosting vill...

My first taste of boarding school life

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections It was my first night at St Anne’s Goto High School. Everything was unusual. Senior boys moved from one dormitory to the other helping themselves to any newcomer’s food t...

My first day at secondary school

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve I had grown up herding cattle and tethering goats. Primary school was several kilometres from home and ...
Dr Mzembi

UNWTO needs more than just Mr Nice Guy

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Candidates for the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation have pronounced themselves and between now and May it’s going to be gloves off. The ...
The invisibility of the “African academic” in African studies is a matter of concern

Our Africa: Fare thee well 2016

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections — Well, it has been a splendid year for Africa in general and the African people in particular. The year 2016 is when Africa was at its loudest in forging unit at t...
Barack Obama

Fare-thee-well Barack Obama

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections— Well, the curtain is coming down on the Barack Obama administration to pave way for Donald Trump, whose unexpected entrance into American statecraft has sent shive...
Views Of International Criminal Court The Hague As Dutch Prosecuters Consider War Crimes Probe Into Flight MH17

The rise and rise against ICC

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections— Well, it has been more than a month since South Africa, the biggest economy in Africa announced its decision to quit, the International Criminal Court (ICC), a per...

Of scarred villagers, freedom and puppets

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections— BACK in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, the inevitability of dialogue between past and present is universal. In Zimbabwe, many a time v...

Revisiting Nyanga tourist resort

Isdore Guvamombe: Reflections The road turns and twists with the dictates of geomorphology and the driver has to endure spectacular curves. Huge rocks tinged grey by fungal lichens stand guarding the...
ZRP

Karoi: When police lay ambush

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections THE road serpentines up and down Mapinga, breaking into patches of hairpin curves, rises and blinds, upwards, sideways and little everywhere else the mountain cliffs allo...
Minister Chinamasa

Bond notes: Beyond the alarmist rhetoric

Isdore  Guvamombe Travel Editor Zimbabwe is soon set to introduce bond notes and indeed there have been mixed reactions. The reactions come two-fold: First from people who totally do not understand w...