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Mugabe and the Rhodesian Bush War, the making of an African hero

The Rhodesian Bush War – also called the Second Chimurenga and the Zimbabwe War of Liberation was a civil conflict from July 1964 to December 1979 in the unrecognised country of Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe Rhodesia). The conflict pitted three sides against one another: the Rhodesian government led by Ian Smith; …

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Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Independence Icon Passes On

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s strongman former president and independence icon has died aged 95. The President of Zimbabwe Emerson Mnangagwa has announced the passing of his predecessor Robert Mugabe this morning calling the fallen strongman former president an icon of liberation. Mugabe died in Singapore where he has been receiving treatment …

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Professor Francis Omaswa wins Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

By Mwesigwa Yusuf The government of Japan established the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in July 2006 in memory of Dr Hideyo Noguchi whose contribution to medical advancement and self sacrificing activities in Africa remain a paragon of professionalism. The prize aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields …

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Government debating whether to accord fallen Justice Karokora State burial

By Mwesigwa Yusuf Retired Supreme Court Judge Alfred Karokora passed away Friday, aged 82 and now Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and Chief Justice Bart Katureebe have to decide whether to accord him a state burial. The Judiciary has confirmed that the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda …

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