President Mugabe

Thank you and adios Cde President

Hildegarde The Arena CDE Robert Mugabe, I don’t know whether you will read this Arena instalment, the first such piece in a long time. I pay tribute to you, for it was a column inspired by some of th...
Delegates pose for a photo after the China-Africa Media Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, recently. — Xinhua

Media key in China-Africa cooperation

Hildegarde The Arena CHINESE President Xi Jinping in December 2015, made his maiden visit to Africa where he also attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (focac) held in South Africa, which wa...
Theresa May

Theresa May’s Waterloo

Hildegarde The Arena News junkies like this writer know and understand that across platforms, Western news agencies have for decades used the stereotype of poverty, disease, death, doom and gloom whe...
Jacob Zuma

Zuma protests: Playing harakiri

The Arena Hildegarde LITERARY critics define stream of consciousness as “a narrative mode or device that depicts the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind.”
Stephen Sackur

Mujuru interviews: The Agenda

Hildegarde The Arena — By end of day Monday, my adrenalin was pumping. It wasn’t as if I wanted to be a prisoner of former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s project, but I felt that things were not...