Monthly Archives: July 2016

Diplomats, politicians and writers booked for Beyond Borders

Border Telegraph 29th July 2016 By David Knox THE line-up for the seventh international festival of literature and thought at Traquair House has been announced. This year’s Beyond Borders Festival, which is titled The World in Scotland, and Scotland in the World, features a host of local and international writers, artists, politicians, and diplomats. First […]

Is Zimbabwe Coming of Age?

Financial Gazette By Ray Ndlovu 21st July 2016 A nation that is up to its nose in economic collapse demands that President Robert Mugabe’s government should act to the many voices that are speaking out against its failures; but can the voice of reason finally prevail; asks Ray Ndlovu. A FORTNIGHT ago President Robert Mugabe’s […]

Rights groups slam charges against Zim pastor

News24 Correspondent 12th July 2016 Harare – “These charges are baseless.” That was the reaction of one of Zimbabwe’s best-known human rights lawyers, David Coltart, on hearing that Evan Mawarire, the pastor who has led calls for peaceful stayaways in the troubled southern African country, had been charged on Tuesday with inciting public violence. Though […]

‘Government has shot itself on the foot’ – Coltart

Bulawayo 24 News By Staff Reporter 13th July 2016 Former Education minister, David Coltart has said the the government has shot itself on the foot by arresting #ThisFlag Pastor. Coltart said its no longer a stay away but “#FreePastorEvan.” Coltart also said: “Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out, falls into the pit they […]