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The Black Man’s Burden

So much has been said of the “white man’s burden:” namely, how the collapsing American Empire and bygone British Empire have shouldered the burden of civilising Africa and driving the global economy for centuries. The opposite is true. The fact of the matter is that not only was Western civilisation invented by black Africans in … Continue reading

America’s slide from Democracy to Corporatocracy

No government can be perfect, because all governments are composed of humans, especially those humans most attracted by power and profit. Which begs the question, does power attract morally corrupt people or does power morally corrupt people? Nowhere is this question more pertinent than the global bastion of democracy and power – America. Over the … Continue reading

The emperor has no clothes

Since World War Two, the United States has been involved in the overthrow of 52 foreign leaders, some of them democratically elected. The common thread amongst these leaders has been resource nationalism: Lumumba, Nkrumah, João Goulart, Salvador Allende, Isabel Martínez de Perón and Gaddafi, to name but a few.   To this day the leaders … Continue reading

Water fuelling western military adventures in Middle East

It is becoming increasingly accepted that water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th century: the precious commodity that determines the wealth of nations. Western military intervention in Iraq, Libya and imminently Syria is driven as much by a thirst to profit from water as it is by a … Continue reading

West to rake in billions from Libyan war

People who think that the West’s intervention in Libya is just another oil grab are mistaken. Broadly speaking, for Britain military intervention is mainly about arms, Italy its natural gas, France its water and for the US its counter-terrorism and reconstruction contracts. Spreading democracy and saving the people of Benghazi form merely tangential benefits used … Continue reading

Malema: Silencing the man but never the idea

Victor Hugo once remarked; “You can resist an invading army but you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” For many South Africans, the economic democratisation of the world’s most unequal and racially skewed economy is such an idea. Suspending Julius Malema for five years from the ANC may succeed in silencing the spokesperson … Continue reading

Indigenisation can unleash army of young entrepreneurs

Zimbabwe has one of the fastest growing economies in the world; the most educated populace in Africa; the best climate globally according to the UN and correspondingly the growth of the nation’s mining, tourism and agriculture sectors is set to be first, second and third in the world in 2011. Zimbabwe is also the richest … Continue reading

Zim–Brazil relations: Possibilities of a Look South Policy

As the global economic, financial and political balance of power shifts from the West to the East, it is becoming increasingly evident that we are living through the tail end of half a millennium of Western supremacy. Consequently, Zimbabwe must be commended for presciently adopting a Look East policy over a decade ago. However, the … Continue reading

State must Promote Diamond Driven Empowerment

As Zimbabwe prepares to be the largest diamond producer in the world, the State must not only play an active role in ensuring that the majority of indigenous Zimbabweans are empowered by diamond production, but they are also protect the interests of the average Zimbabwean against entrenched  foreign capital interests and corporate greed and corruption. … Continue reading

Exploration will turn Zimbabwe into Jewel of Africa

Zimbabwe is the richest country on earth with respect to untapped natural resources per person. The mineral exploration of a nation with the world’s largest diamond reserves, second largest platinum reserves and over 40 exploitable minerals has the potential to turn Zimbabwe into the jewel of Africa. Mineral exploration is the process by which companies … Continue reading


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