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US: Country without a skin

The other Side Nathaniel Manheru— I HAVE always been struck by how local sayings often betray an advanced scientific sensibility traceable to our so-called ‘non-scientific’ forebears. All this ...

ZPF: Enter the Super Tuesday party!

Nathaniel Manheru— LIKE my favourite muzukuru always warns me: when you are among vultures, don’t die. I don’t know whether there was much forethought to Mai Mujuru’s party launch date: Super T...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...
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