Rather than relying on traditional aid donors when disaster strikes, individual Zimbabweans have been stepping up to the plate, says Ray Mwareya.
Citizens didn’t wait for government to organise relief effort.
The narrative of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle focuses on the heroism and exploits of men, largely ignoring the experiences of many young women in liberation camps and the discrimination and abuse they suffered at the hands of male soldiers, says Mako Muzenda
Zimbabwean editor and publisher Ellah Wakatama has been appointed as the new chairperson of Africa’s richest literary prize.
Born with deformed legs, Blessing Fire started using a wheelchair at a young age, with little hope of ever walking. His fighting spirit and determination pushed him to defy the odds, challenging himself to walk and dance – using his arms and hands. This is Africa caught up with this inspirational man to hear his story.
24 year-old Zimbabwean Stephanie Travers is the 2019 PETRONAS Trackside Fluid Engineer, beating over 7,000 applicants for the lucrative job. She will work with five-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, providing Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport, with a comprehensive suite of fluid support services during the 2019 season. #CoolestJob
“Unplugged Zim” is a Zimbabwe-based arts organisation founded in 2013 by young entrepreneurs Chiedza Danha and Ellinah Chipumha, and its flagship music event property “Unplugged” has quickly grown into the country’s premier monthly entertainment event. The organisation’s work spans arts infrastructure development, event management and artist development. This is Africa caught up with the founders of the organisation.
Acclaimed Zimbabwean novelist Charles Mungoshi died on 16 February 2019 after a 10-year fight with a neurological condition. Fellow writers and publishers share their encounters with the African literary giant whose many accomplishments included works of translation, breaking the colonial chokehold on education and co-founding the Zimbabwe International Book Fair.
Ode to a literary icon, pre-eminent Zimbabwean writer and poet Charles Mungoshi. In celebration of a life well lived. Highly honoured to have lived amongst greatness. Reflections.