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...
Blacks don’t owe anyone an apology if God desired them to be what they are and not what racists think they should be

Enough of this racist monkey business

Hildegarde The Arena—- THE race card is back in the news and this time we hope that we debunk the superiority complex of people who believe that their skin colour, eyes and hair type make them ...
Many roads in high-density suburbs have been eaten away to create mini-dams that are a nightmare for motorists and pedestrians alike

Little is much when we add value

Hildegarde The Arena NO matter how old, the leopard never loses its spots, so goes the saying. We are a people that take pride in places we call home. If these homesteads happen to be in rural areas ...
(President) Robert Mugabe, then NDP publicity secretary (left), M Sipalo (general secretary of UNIP) Dr Joshua Nkomo (NDP president) and Dr Kenneth Kaunda (UNIP president) arrive at Salisbury Airport (now Harare International Airport) on December 22, 1960. Source: National Archives

Every small step in a 90-year walk counts

COMRADE Nathan Shamuyarira and Dr. Charles Utete in their introduction to “Our War of Liberation: Speeches, Articles, Interviews, 1976-1979” say, “The road to leadership is a long, cold and lonely on...