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Sierra Leone: Tear Gas Attack – Veep FOH Whisked to Safety

The government of President Robert Mugabe whisked away the visiting Sierra Leone vice president from his Harare hotel last Friday as clashes erupted between police and opposition activists at Freedom Square.   Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh was in the country to officially open the...
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Student Shows Maturity in Solo Expo (allAfrica.com)

It gives one a sigh of relief to learn about a photography exhibition somewhere in town or in the country as modern day Zimbabwean is used to extensive mixed media work of scrounged or cheap found objects in the name of innovation and moving on the same wavelength as the country's harsh economic tide. Similarly in…

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Tribute to a Culture Sentinel [opinion] (allAfrica.com)

The time is 1pm, Tuesday November 24, 2015. I am listening to the radio and the mention of Dr Vimbai Gukwe Chivaura makes my mind alert. All of a sudden my heart sinks, something inside me grows numb and dies. I learn with astonishment and disbelief that Vimbai Gukwe has died. My mind begins racing, it…

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Liberation War Hero Chivaura Laid to Rest (allAfrica.com)

Prominent University of Zimbabwe academic and senior lecturer in the English Department, Dr Vimbai Gukwe Chivaura, was buried yesterday at his Dovendale Farm in Concession. Dr Chivaura was on Thursday declared a liberation war hero after recommendations by the Zanu-PF Harare Province. He was buried with full military honours befitting his status. Earlier in the morning,…

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Debunking Myths On Sex, Our 'Ancestor' [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

Inside Out It has been long, since 2011 when I took a break from this column. I left abruptly because of the book -- "Women Musicians of Zimbabwe 1930's- 2013; A Celebration of Women's Struggle for Voice and Artistic Expression"- that I was writing which was demanding a lot of time. It just took over my…

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Sanii Makhalima to Headline Hair Show (allAfrica.com)

Arts Correspondent Urban grooves musician Sanii Makhalima is set to headline this year's edition of Zimbabwe Afro and Sleek Hair Show to be held at the Harare Show grounds starting today. The hair show will be running for the second time after being launched last year at the Harare International Conference Centre. In an interview, one…

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A Nation Without Art (allAfrica.com)

ALTHOUGH very rich in creative talent, poor funding is robbing Zimbabwe of the best it can give in the arts. The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) recently announced that the annual event would not be held in 2016. Organisers promised an array of activities throughout 2016 under a different focus, leveraging on "the many…

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