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5Mar

Its been two days since the documentary, Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children by Xoliswa Sithole, the South African filmmaker, aired on BBC4. In that time frame, I have watched it twice. Both times, it has been a painful experience. I have smiled at actions of affection, though small and can easily be overlooked because the suffering overshadows […]






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3Mar

The February edition of Essence magazine has a column from Jill Scott, artist, poet, actress, songwriter…she is all that and can do bad all by herself too. Her piece is titled, Always Be True, a reflection on how to stay true to yourself. I read it with great delight because it is so true that […]






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3Mar

If you are a big fan of theatre and want to experience something different, then go and see Every Year, Every day, I Am Walking, at the Oval House Theatre, London. It is beautifully put together and in its simplicity, one of the most sophisticated piece of theatre I have seen lately. I had heard […]






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2Mar

As a journalist, you come across different kinds of people and experience different situations. When I decided to make Africa one of my focus areas in journalism, it was because I realised there are too many negative stories about Africa out there. The bad press has done us no good because it forever reinforces the […]






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1Mar

Life is for the now It was yesterday and it will be tomorrow For today, you must live in the now You know yourself better than I know you You owe yourself more than I owe you I will never discourage you from planning for tomorrow Do stop looking back in regret, wondering what could […]






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