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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 mediev0al 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 >

Investigative journalist pays £90,000 to go free in Magufuli’s independent media bashing Tanzania

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

 25th February 2020 A report in The Times (today) said that Erick Kabendera was persuaded to admit money laundering and tax vasion to get out of prison. But he was…   Read more >

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

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

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 >

Hot spots and danger zones in the age of climate change

Trevor Grundy | 24 November, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

 An Environmental History of India – From earliest times to the Twenty-First Century by Michael H. Fisher (Cambridge University Press, 2018 /301 pp./£21.99)   Trevor Grundy on an unsettling book…   Read more >

Forty years after his brutal murder hope rises for the canonisation of Zimbabwe’s “leper saint.”

Trevor Grundy | 23 November, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

By TREVOR GRUNDY   On the 5th September 1979, a group of Robert Mugabe’s guerrillas (ZANLA)   kidnapped and then slaughtered the former head of a leper colony in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)….   Read more >