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    Zimbabwe’s first president was a serial rapist whose victims included soldiers, bodyguards, students, an entire football team, and a hitch hiker.

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    The people of Gedi built a thriving city-state in the middle of the forest. Then a few centuries later, they packed up and left, and we still don’t know why.

Going Bananas: Making a Case for a National Fruit

“Dawa ya Mende! Ya Panya! Ya Mende! Ya Panya! Cockroach Murderer! Cockroach Killer! Ya Mende! Ya Panya! Ua Mende! Ua Panya!” the man standing outside Muthurwa market screams all day. Unlike his colleagues in the business who have acquire a small public address system and then recorded themselves so they can just stand there as the pitch loops all day long, he likes to play it old school. Continue reading…