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Jive TV launch – Zimbabwe replaces TV monopoly with sweetheart licenses
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Arts, Culture and Sport Jive TV launch – Zimbabwe replaces TV monopoly with sweetheart licenses

Zimbabwe is making gestures to loosen the government chokehold on airwaves inherited from Rhodesia and maintained in the 42 years of independence. But broadcasting licenses have been selectively awarded to Zanu PF politicians, oligarchs, state enterprises and the army. New television stations are merely the latest horsemen of Zimbabwe’s airpocalypse.

The other side of Mwai Kibaki
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Politics and Society The other side of Mwai Kibaki

Kenya’s third President Mwai Kibaki was buried in Othaya, Nyeri County, his ancestral home, on April 30, 2022, after being eulogised as a generous and kind-hearted old grand man. However, deep insights and anecdotes from Kibaki’s erstwhile comrades show a darker side to “the gentleman of Kenyan politics”.

Harvard University pledges $100 million to address its legacy of slavery
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Politics and Society Harvard University pledges $100 million to address its legacy of slavery

After a committee of distinguished faculty drawn from across Harvard University released a report on the institution’s legacy of slavery, Harvard President Larry Bacow announced a $100 million commitment to remedy the ‘persistent educational and social harms that human bondage caused.’ Here we outline the revelations and recommendations that led to this unprecedented decision.