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Malice in Wonderland – A Commonwealth saga that grows ‘curiouser and curiouser’ by the day

Trevor Grundy | 21 February, 2020

  By Trevor Grundy   “Curiouser and curiouser,” exclaimed Alice when she came across Tweedledum and Tweedledee at the Pool of Tears in Lewis Carroll’s  Alice in Wonderland. Un-grammatical but…   Read more >

The Nation – Sixty years down thre road and still going strong in Kenya

Trevor Grundy | 12 February, 2020

By TREVOR GRUNDY   One of Kenya’s best known journalists, Cyprian Fernandes, is putting the finishing touches to a private circulation book that tells part of the story of one…   Read more >

The Commonwealth’s “Baroness Shameless” is told to get a grip or go

Trevor Grundy | 5 February, 2020

  At a time when Britain is looking to friends outside the European Union, New Zealand has pulled its funding for the Commonwealth Secretariat, the London – based body that…   Read more >

Zambia faces food shortages after another season of drought

Trevor Grundy | 12 January, 2020

  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 >

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

Trevor Grundy | 29 December, 2019

By  TREVOR GRUNDY   Thomas Becket, the 12th century’s “turbulent priest” whose murder in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170  brought a powerful mediev0al monarch to his knees  during a…   Read more >

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

Trevor Grundy | 1 December, 2019

 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 >

Gandhi: Will he be the next victim of Britain’s ‘politically correct’ militants?

Trevor Grundy | 29 November, 2019

While a student campaign has failed to stop a statue of Mahatma Gandhi being raised in Manchester, the row over his bigoted attitudes continues to rage – including in India….   Read more >

Doris Lessing (1919-2013) Self-proclaimed ‘Useful Idiot’ for the Soviet Union

Trevor Grundy | 7 October, 2019

  Doris Lessing was critical about herself, much more so than the people who wrote obituaries about her following her death at her London home in November 2013. From 1942…   Read more >

Who put Mugabe into power?

Trevor Grundy | 2 October, 2019

In a two- page obituary (four colour pictures and one black and white) highlighting the life and times of Robert Mugabe published in The Times on Saturday 7th September 2019,…   Read more >