social media

Baba Jukwa, the dead stay dead

The Arena With Hildegarde SOCIAL media could be the in thing and the future that we cannot afford to ignore, but it has its pitfalls. Too many, in this writer’s view! Apart from giving a false sense ...

Terrorism: Are we being sold a dummy?

Hildegarde The Arena MAYBE I have used the Internet for too long, watched lots of TV and seen too many cowboy and James Bond movies. You feel the assimilation to the different cultures in all these m...
President Mugabe in his office at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The one Comrade they can never get

Tendai Hildegarde The Arena While the authors of “Mugabe Illustrated” said he held the keys to the future of the region, Clark, calls him a “great survivor”.
Dr Simba Makoni

Zanu-PF’s venerable ‘saints’

Hildegarde The Arena IT  has been said time and again that the moment someone falls out with Zanu-PF, especially those in top leadership positions like the Central Committee and the Politburo, they a...
THE ACCUSER AND THE ACCUSED. . .  Dorothy Mabika  (left) and disgraced former ZANU-PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa (right)

Didymus Mutasa’s game changer

Hildegarde The Arena WHAT was hoped to be a game changer is turning out to be something reminiscent of Tom Wolfe’s “the bonfire of the vanities”. The line has been drawn. Zanu-PF’s former secretary f...

Fr Ribeiro’s remarkable Golden Jubilee

Hildegarde The Arena HE is the embodiment of Zimbabwe’s spiritual, social, cultural and political journey, tying together colonial and post-colonial Zimbabwe since through his works. He has also been...
IN 2004 Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was yesterday appointed First Vice President and Second Secretary of zanu-pf, showed humility to congratulate Cde Joice Mujuru following her appointment as Second Vice President and Secretary of the ruling party

‘Simplistic’ assumptions that cost

Hildegarde The Arena Famed German physicist Albert Einstein once said, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Sounds plausible when one considers the intrigues and c...
All Zimbabwean citizens are entitled to birth certificates and other identity documents issued by the State

Realigning personal documents a priority

Hildegarde The Arena THE Zimbabwe Constitution has made provisions for the issuance of birth and death certificates for every citizen. Other important identity documents include drivers’ licence and/...
United in song . . . Part of the members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), members of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Collaborators Association (ZILWACO) and the Zimbabwe Ex-Political Prisoners Detainees and Restrictees Association members (ZIPEDRA) sing revolutionary songs at First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe’s Mazowe Children’s Home last week

Salute to bravery, resilience and sacrifice

Hildegarde The Arena THERE is nothing new under the sun. Attending the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe’s “Meet the People” tour on October 23, where she met with members of the Zimbabwe National Liberat...
Pope Francis opens last Saturday’s morning session of the Synod on the Family. — Petrik Bohumil/CNA

Will the Vatican’s stance on gays hold?

Hildegarde The Arena MANY years ago, one of my brothers intimated that he wanted to be a Catholic priest. So determined was he that he told our grandfather of his intentions. However, our grandfather...
UHURU KENYATTA3

When ICC holds ‘uhuru’ captive

Hildegarde The Arena THE International Criminal Court (ICC), also derided as the “International Circus Court”, is having a field day. In the days of former chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, there ...