Zimbabwe

The Cows Are Coming Home: Diaspora Still Value African Wedding Customs

The Cows Are Coming Home: Diaspora Still Value African Wedding Customs

LSE’s Tendayi Charity Mhende calls for the African diaspora to embrace the symbolism behind the bride price in various African cultures. Cows, gold, iron, money, land, fabric: all these have been handed over by a groom in exchange for a […]

 
 

Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis: WTF Went Wrong?

Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis: WTF Went Wrong?

“Zimbabwe’s economic difficulties have deepened. Drought, erratic rains, and increasing temperatures, have reduced agricultural output and disrupted hydropower production and water supplies. Economic activity is severely constrained by tight liquidity conditions resulting from limited external inflows and lower commodity prices,” […]

 
 

Gay marriage: Un-African? Non-issue?

By www.catchnews.com

Same-sex couples should get married if they so wish and people should be treated equally before the law. So says a certain Barack Obama, the world’s most powerful man. “When you start treating people differently not because of any harm […]

 
 

Mugabe Threatens To Stop Raw Platinum Exports

Mugabe Threatens To Stop Raw Platinum Exports

Hate him, love him, Mugabe defies the odds. According to Reutures, Zimbabwe may halt exports of raw platinum to South Africa to force mining companies to build a refinery in the country as a two-year deadline has expired, state media […]

 
 

On Elections: Zimbabwe Wants Mugabe Out, Not For Western Reasons

On Elections: Zimbabwe Wants Mugabe Out, Not For Western Reasons

I’ve never felt so insignificant. Writing this feel-good, self-gratifying article with a poignant mask, on the eve of a critical roll call at home while I search for Boston apartments on craigslist. The irony of home; usually the place one […]