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....
Peter Mutharika

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...

Africa’s security must be top priority

  The Arena Hildegarde RENOWNED Nigerian cleric and founder of Winners Chapel Bishop David Oyedepo last week made startling revelations about Boko Haram’s insurgency in an exclusive interview with Th...
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Time Boko Haram was brought to book

THE “I can’t be bothered” attitude is a human trait that is well articulated in Martin Niemoller’s “First they came” statement: “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I ...
BEYONCE

Beyonce, a deity: What lunacy!

Hildegarde The Arena THIS week I write about an American music artiste and actress Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (Beyonce), not because I am a fan of her music and artistic works, but because she is...
Chatham-House

Chatham House report: The fine print

Tendai H. Manzvanzvike Group Foreign Editor BRITISH think-tank Chatham House’s April 2014 report, “Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement: The Long Haul to Recovery” by Knox Chitiyo and Steve Kibble ...
INDIA ELECTIONS

India’s jaw-dropping election no picnic

Hildegarde The Arena ABRAHAM Lincoln describes the electoral process thus: “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, ...
Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa

Homosexual rights: Africa in the dock

The Arena Hildegarde MY headline last week “Of ‘attractive bride’, suitors devoid of ‘sex appeal’”, was deliberately naughty and provocative, but little did I anticipate that the caveat in the 4th EU...