When Mamvura drove the bus
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Politics and Society When Mamvura drove the bus

In this brilliant satirical piece first published in November 2017, Alex Magaisa writes about how Mamvura, a daring growth-point tramp with a mental illness did the unthinkable. Magaisa vividly paints a picture of how Mamvura took the steering wheel by surprise, warning that, “One day, a Mamvura character might drive Zimbabwe…”

Alliance High School appoints new head — the smooth transition marks a new dawn
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Politics and Society Alliance High School appoints new head — the smooth transition marks a new dawn

In 2016, Kenya’s premier public high school, Alliance High School (AHS) popularly known as “Bush” infamously made headlines — the bullying of form ones by older boys. Subsequent scandals have exposed some of the school’s traditional excesses casting a shadow on a major positive incident to come out the school in recent times: The transition of power from one head to another, the smoothest in as many years.