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Commonwealth Watch: Move to close vital studies unit infuriates academics around the world

Trevor Grundy | 1 November, 2020

Professor Philip Murphy, respected academic  and  Director of the  Institute of Commonwealth Studies (Picture: Trevor Grundy)   COMMONWEALTH WATCH   By Trevor Grundy   Academics from around the world are…   Read more >

Malcolm X had dealings with the Ku Klux Klan but Julius Nyerere said “no” to a black state in USA

Trevor Grundy | 26 October, 2020

Malcolm X started life as a small-time crook who hated whites but a visit to Mecca changed his views about race     By Trevor Grundy   The Black Lives Matter…   Read more >

JIM SINCLAIR 1938-2020: Courageous farmer who lived through good and bad times in Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 21 October, 2020

Prime Minister Robert Mugabe presenting Jim Sinclair, President  of the CFU, with the coveted 1981 Communicator of the Year Award  (Picture by Alexander Joe)     By Mike Rook and…   Read more >

Covid-19 inspires Zimbabwean photographer to think-up a new way of staging exhibitions

Trevor Grundy | 6 September, 2020

Zimbabwe’s Alexander Joe   by Trevor Grundy When Alexander Joe retired after working in Africa for over thirty years, he went to Madagascar with his wife and told friends that…   Read more >

Patsy Robertson (1933-2020) Tributes paid to one of the Commonwealth’s greatest communicators

Trevor Grundy | 24 August, 2020

Patsy Robertson at a Commonweakth meeting in London in  2007 (Picture: Trevor Grundy)   By Trevor Grundy Patsy Robertson, the former Jamaican journalist who went on to become the official…   Read more >

Britain should apologise to Zimbabwe’s ‘little people’ for sucking-up to a mass slaughterer in 1986

Trevor Grundy | 7 August, 2020

“But he was not there. He does not know what happened. He (Benito Mussolini after his invasion of Greece) does not know that the ultimate truth is that history ought…   Read more >

Fascism: Where it came from and the tacit support it received from prominent figures

Trevor Grundy | 30 July, 2020

  Failed Fuhrers – A History of Britain’s Extreme Right by Graham Macklin (Routledge and New York -www.routledge.com) US$ 26.00. pp. 580.    “Some day, in the not too distant…   Read more >

Mr Clean’s decade as Tanzania’s head of state was marred by mismanagement and corruption

Trevor Grundy | 26 July, 2020

Ben Mkapa  (pictured) dismantled Nyerere’s Ujamaa and replaced it with a free market set-up riddled with home-grown nepotism and corruption   By Trevor Grundy   Benjamin Mkapa, the  journalist who…   Read more >

Ndabaningi Sithole’s place in African history is assured whether Zanu(PF) likes it or not

Trevor Grundy | 19 July, 2020

Ndabaningo Sithole with Herbert Chitepo who was assassinated in Lusaka in March 1975. (Picture: Trevor Grundy Archives)   By Trevor Grundy July 21 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth…   Read more >

Covid-19: Leading British philosopher wonders if mankind is descending into a state of collective derangement

Trevor Grundy | 27 June, 2020

    TREVOR GRUNDY says that a review by the British philosopher John Gray of a two-year old book by an American historian is worth reading because of the fresh…   Read more >