Of Dangote, People First, Syrian migrants

The Arena with Hildegarde “AND, this week’s winner is Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote-e-e!” This son of Africa and his money bags has mesmerised all and sundry in Zimbabwe, and the media can never tire of th...
Tendai Biti

Opposition and the blame syndrome

The Arena With Hildegarde If Prophet Makandiwa, the ZRP and Zanu-PF are responsible for the cancellation of the holding of the congress, can we also conclude that the Renewal Team wanted to undermine...

No more tears for Oscar Pistorius!

The Arena With Hildegarde GEORGE Orwell, in his classic, “Animal Farm” writes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Once again, the Oscar Pistorius murder case is mak...
Cecil the Lion

Cecil, the lion: Things not adding up

The Arena With Hildegarde IT takes a village to raise a child. It has taken the global village whose residents are mostly wildlife enthusiasts to mourn the death of Cecil the Zimbabwean lion’s illega...
DEFINING HANDSHAKE . . . “I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” US President Barack Obama believes, and it is this belief that is likely to illuminate his hyped visit to Kenya

When a son returns lauding homosexuality

The Arena With Hildegarde THE biblical parable of the lost son (Luke 15:11-31) will be replayed later this week as Kenya welcomes United States of America President Barack Hussein Obama to his father...
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Spare us theatrics, sensationalism

Hildergarde The Arena ZIMBABWEANS who grew up in the rural areas know that when the harvest was good, it was time to celebrate and families would take turns to host “jakwara” parties.
Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete has said it is the people who should choose their leader, President Mugabe’s constant refrain

Term limits, succession, double standards

Hildegarde The Arena AT the height of the Charleston church shooting tragedy last month, US President Barack Obama lost his cool during a podcast interview and did the unthinkable: using the ‘N-word’...
BLESSING OR MENACE. . . Social platforms like WhatsApp are increasingly becoming a heartache,as most people take wholesome whatever messages they receive through such fora without verifying their authenticity, jeopardising not only their lives but those of others as well

Be wary of the source of rumour

The Arena Hildegarde Today, someone might think that they are making a sick joke about an accident killing a number of people, but that sick joke might graduate to something more sinister.
US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa on December 10, 2013. — NBC

Handshakes that define moments in history

The Arena With Hildergade “The handshake is one of the highest forms of symbolic currency with the power to unite, divide, seal deals, and broker peace. It is a simple gesture that can be more inform...