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Boris Johnson rejects call for a second Independence referendum in Scotland

Trevor Grundy | 14 January, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

By Trevor Grundy   The UK Government today turned down a request made by Scotland’s first Minister, Nicola Sturgeon for a second referendum that could lead to Scotland’s independence and…   Read more >

Zambia faces food shortrages after another season of drought

Trevor Grundy | 12 January, 2020 | Category: Features & Analysis

  By A Correspondent   Victoria Falls is known locally as Mosi-oa Tunya (“The Smoke that Thunders”) due to the power of the water from the Zambezi River that often…   Read more >

Denis Norman 1931-2019: The Odd (White) Man In Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 8 January, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

  By TREVOR GRUNDY Family and friends gathered at All Saints Church at Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire, England today (January 8) to attend the funeral service of Denis Norman, who died…   Read more >

Guy Arnold, leading British anti-apartheid activist, dies at the age of 87

Trevor Grundy | 6 January, 2020 | Category: Obituaries Category: Uncategorized

By TREVOR GRUNDY The British explorer, writer, scholar and anti-apartheid campaigner Guy Arnold died in London on Saturday January 4. He was 87. Arnold  was a prolific author and journalist…   Read more >

Christians in Europe share a common memory of the murdered saint who defied an English king

Trevor Grundy | 29 December, 2019 | Category: Features & Analysis Category: Religion

by TREVOR GRUNDY   Thomas Becket, the 12th century’s “turbulent priest” whose murder in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170  brought a powerful medieval monarch to his knees  during a…   Read more >

Yesterday in Paradise – A Goan journalist remembers days of sunshine and sorrow in Kenya

Trevor Grundy | 27 December, 2019 | Category: Book Reviews

  Review by TREVOR GRUNDY   “History,” says a character in Louis de Bernieres’s novel Captain Corellis’s Mandolin,”ought to consist only of the anecdotes of the little people who are…   Read more >

Forty years ago in Mozambique – a death that changed the face of post-Independence Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 24 December, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

  By TREVOR GRUNDY   Forty years ago on December 26 the man who led the forces of ZANLA throughout Chimurenga Two never made it home from exile. At the…   Read more >

Death of Denis Norman in England

Trevor Grundy | 23 December, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

    Denis Norman 1931-2019   Denis Norman, Zimbabwe’s first minister of agriculture after Independence in 1980, has died in Oxfordshire, England (Friday December 20)  after a long battle against…   Read more >

Anti-Semitism and an author’s walk down memory lane

Trevor Grundy | 5 December, 2019 | Category: My Books

Reviews of this 20 plus years old book were published in several magazines and newspapers in Britain. They included articles in The Jewish Chronicle, the Jewish Quarterly and one by…   Read more >

Journalists look back to 1969 as fear, censorship and repression mount in Tanzania

Trevor Grundy | 1 December, 2019 | Category: Features & Analysis

 By Trevor Grundy   Fifty years ago this month (December 1969) President Julius Nyerere nationalised the English media in Tanzania. Without a single day’s experience  on a news desk or…   Read more >