You probably already know about the Freshlyground music video. Well, in what is probably the least surprising news of the day, the Zimbabwean government has pulled their work visas. Upcoming concerts in Zimbabwe are cancelled. Listen to band members Zo and Simon talk on the PRI’s Global Hits programme here [mp3].
You probably know her. She is the award-winning author of An Elergy for Easterly, a beautiful collection of short stories. I didn’t drop the book until I finished it. Get it if you can. She writes in Guardian of April 14: Thirty years ago on Sunday the renegade British colony that had been Rhodesia was born… Read More »
1. An impending UK bonds market crisis might be worse than the Greek debt crisis – Telegraph H/T Keith Hart 2. Haiti, two months after the earthquake – Global Voices blog review 3. Why are religious films making a come-back? – Guardian 4. Morgan Tsvangirai defends Zimbabwe’s indigenisation laws – AllAfrica 5. Should Germany change… Read More »
Zimbabwe: How the Berlin Wall collapse affected us: Zimbabweans have no compelling reason to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 – or the fall of Communism, which followed it, domino-like. True or false? Most zealots of the original plot to turn the country into a one-party state pretend it never happened. Or… Read More »