President Mugabe

Zimbabwe: Dealing with America

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE— OUR long history — before, during and after colonisation, and since Independence — presents an image of America that is ambiguous, an America appears, disappea...
Bob Corker

USA: When their Bob blows the froth

Call it a week of key economic news and I agree with you. Firstly, there were very good pointers in a bad analysis ran by the South African Financial Mail. The analysis dwelt on the pitfalls of runni...
David Coltart

New Curriculum: History the Temptress

Nathaniel Manheru The Other Side About 1898 when the British South Africa Company (BSAC) thought it had broken the back of African resistance in Zimbabwe, then Rhodesia, a Methodist missionary, John ...
Joice Mujuru

PF: They fear therefore we are!

The Other Side Nathaniel Manheru— Give it to our African heritage. You don’t go very far in search of a proverb appropriate to express strange happenings in your neighbourhood. Our forefathers ...
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ZANU-PF: Defending the War Veteran

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE My inclination was to write on developments in South Africa, specifically on what must have been a traumatic week for President Zuma. I am still keen to understand wh...
Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe: Behold a recalcitrant reality!

The Other Side – Nathaniel Manheru As I write this piece, I am looking at a piece in the New York Times done by one Alexander Noyes. It is on Zimbabwean politics. The writer introduces himself ...
Ibbo Mandaza

ZANU-PF: In the absence of the big idea

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE LET me work and play with an observation by a Marxist literary critic, Walter Benjamin, who noted: “All great works of literature found a genre or dissolve one”. Elab...
Mabasa Sasa

Police: Old wine in new bottle-skins

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE I SEEK reader indulgence in breaking a promise I made last week. I had committed this column to a follow-up article on the wider pointers beyond the media issues I de...
Joram Nyathi

Zimbabwe: Assassins without guns

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE I will part with tradition and dedicate this piece to Joram Nyathi, deputy editor of The Herald, for his inspirational “There is a method to the fine madness”, publis...
Vladimir Putin

Middle East: You killed my good terrorist

Nathaniel Manheru THE OTHER SIDE— The other day a deeply disturbed friend murmured about “the uncertain times we are living in”. This was his reaction to the fast-paced events in the Middle Eas...