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THE PAIN OF REMEMBERING THE START OF ONE OF AFRICA’S MOST IGNORED GENOCIDES

Trevor Grundy | 22 June, 2023

Chief Mathema and Chief Fuyane unveiling a monument to the fallen dead during Gukuruhundi at Bhalagwe in southern Matabeleland in 2021. The Emmerson Mnangagwa government and media cronies attached to…   Read more >

Exclusive: Beaten and betrayed by Winnie Mandela, illegally imprisoned by Zambia’s President Kenneth Kaunda . . . how much longer will we turn our backs on this courageous African whistle-blower?

Trevor Grundy | 22 May, 2023

Amid the current international media focus on the marriage of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, the eye has again been taken off the ball of the murders committed by Mrs Mandela…   Read more >

Guest writer of the month

Trevor Grundy | 21 May, 2023

  A CAN OF WORMS AT THE CROWNING OF A KING by Angus Shaw   Former British colonies and protectorates had an eye on all the jewels at the coronation…   Read more >

From the ‘Christian’ British Empire to the multi-cultural Commonwealth with millions of broken lives in-between

Trevor Grundy | 20 May, 2023

THE COLONIAL WORLD – A history of European Empires, 1780s to the Present by Robert Aldrich and Andreas Stucki (Bloomsbury, 2023 pp 536)   Reviewed by TREVOR GRUNDY   “Poor…   Read more >

Mandela would have read this book even though students from Oxford and Cambridge universities say it should be banned

Trevor Grundy | 21 April, 2023

Nigel Biggar (left) whose controversial view on colonialism sheds fresh light on the man so many students at top universities most love to hate – Cecil John  Rhodes   Colonialism:…   Read more >

Protestantism and the Church of England: All religions in Britain are equal. It’s just that some are more equal than others

Trevor Grundy | 19 April, 2023

Divorced, beheaded, died: divorced, beheaded, survived  . . . a  poem for children about the fate of the wives of Henry V111. On the right of the founder of the…   Read more >

John Harris (1937-1965): Hero and martyr to some – coward and killer to others

Trevor Grundy | 13 April, 2023

Francis John Harris (known as John)  with wife Ann –  happy days before the July 1964  bomb blast in Johannesburg    The Only White by Gail Louw, Chelsea Theatre, April…   Read more >

Fake Hitler diaries on show to the public at the German National Archives in Koblenz

Trevor Grundy | 30 March, 2023

Forty years ago in April 1983, owners  of some of  Europe’s and America’s best-known  newspapers rushed to buy and  then  publish the purported diaries of Adolf Hitler. But  moments after…   Read more >

Why Asians found it impossible to live in Kenya all those years ago

Trevor Grundy | 8 February, 2023

Fifty years ago, over 100,000 Asians from East Africa arrived in Britain seeking new homes and  constructing very different  lives for themselves  after waves of persecution and intimidation  in Kenya…   Read more >

Frene Ginwala 1932-2023: A Marxist fireball whose flames were doused by Julius Nyerere

Trevor Grundy | 19 January, 2023

Frene Ginwala with President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania in the newsroom of The Standard in Dar es Salaam in 1970 (Picture: Adarsh Nayar).     THE LENIN SUPPLEMENT by Trevor…   Read more >