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When a book cover means so much

Hildegarde The Arena BOOKS are a part of my life and when I have that time to serendipitously go through the rows of bookshelves in libraries or bookstores, the feeling is more than when I shop aroun...
“GOOD SHOT MR PRESIDENT”, former NBA star Alonzo Mourning (above  right) seems to be saying to Barack Obama during a game of golf while the rest of the nation was mourning the beheading of journalist James Foley

Theatre of the absurd and war against ISIS

The Arena with Hildegarde How will Obama give credence to his words and not make people think that this is nothing but political rhetoric since his most recent actions have discredited that stealth r...
President Mugabe confers the Royal Order of Munhumutapa on Ms Shella Hashim Mbita, daughter of Retired Brigadier-General Hashim Mbita of Tanzania, for his sterling contribution to Zimbabwe’s liberation during the 34th Sadc Summit held in Victoria Falls earlier this week

Sadc Summit gives Zimbabwe a fresh start

Hildegarde The Arena THE 34th Sadc Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government has come and gone. The real work is just beginning not only for incumbent chair President Mugabe and his deputy, Pr...
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Time Obama acted like a black president

Hildegarde The Arena People in this part of the world believed that the United States’ first black president would introduce radical policies, including signing executive orders to put paid to racial...
A woman looks in disbelief at the wreckage of cross-border Zupco bus which plunged into a dry riverbed, killing 13 people along the Harare-Nyamapanda Highway on Monday night. — (Picture by Justin Mutenda)

This madness must be stopped!

The Arena with Hildegarde ROAD accidents: when is enough, enough? When will Zimbabwe as a nation stop and reflect on why the carnage on our roads should continue on a daily basis? 

Of plane crashes, Gaza and the Castros

Hildegarde The Arena FORMER Cuban leader Fidel Castro Ruz has a larger than life personality. He remains newsworthy and also controversial despite having retired from active politics several years ag...
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Politicians and fighting the good fight!

Hildegarde The Arena NO one can dispute that the Christian Bible is the world’s bestseller of all time. Judging from writings, even oral speech, it is evident that this is a book that has stood the t...
Tony Blair

Tony Blair’s so long a letter on Iraq

Hildegarde The Arena “THE civil war in Syria with its attendant disintegration is having its predictable and malign effect. Iraq is now in mortal danger. The whole of the Middle East is under threat....
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Another Mutharika at the helm!

Hildegarde The Arena THE Republic of Malawi has another Mutharika, just as there have been two Bandas in office. Newly-elected President Arthur Peter Mutharika, is brother to the late President Bingu...