Obituary — Cont Mhlanga was relentlessly committed to arts development and free speech
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Arts, Culture and Sport Obituary — Cont Mhlanga was relentlessly committed to arts development and free speech

Zimbabwean Dramatist Continueloving “Cont” Mhlanga died in Bulawayo on Monday (1 August), aged 64. The highly regarded theatre director also made his mark as screenwriter, actor, arts manager and broadcaster. Banned and arrested by Robert Mugabe’s government, he was also fearlessly committed to free speech.

Kenya’s outlandish public debt albatross
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Politics and Society Kenya’s outlandish public debt albatross

Kenya is struggling with its public debt, a heavy burden to the long-suffering citizens. Debt servicing currently sits at 65% of the total national budget. For every 100 shilling that the government has been collecting, 65 shillings has been going to debt repayment. As the debt spirals out of control, the corresponding poverty level is rising sharply.