Africa

My Painful Poetry

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 31, 2020 MY PAINFUL POETRY Its rhymes are of the poverty stripped widows in Liberia. Its symbols are of the slain cops freezing on the mortuary slabs of Gambia Its imagery is of […]

Children of Xenophobia

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 26, 2020 CHILDREN OF XENOPHOBIA Children eating bullets and firecrackers Beggars of smile and laughter Silent corpses sleeping away fertile dreams Povo chanting new nude wretched slogans Overstayed exiles eating beetroot and African […]

Italian neocolonialism in Africa

“Cohesive” Italian Parliament On Neocolonial Missions

By Manlio Dinucci, July 21, 2020 Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini (Democratic Party) expressed great satisfaction with the “cohesive” vote of the Parliament on international missions. The majority and the opposition approved 40 Italian military missions in Europe, Africa, the […]

Identity Apples

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 23, 2020 IDENTITY APPLES I am a fat skeleton, resurrecting from the sad memories of dada and dark mysteries of animism I am Buganda I bleed hope I drip the honey of fortune […]

Tunde Osazua of Black Alliance for Peace

AFRICOM Enforces US Colonial Project

Margaret Kimberley · AFRICOM Enforces US Colonial Project By Margaret Kimberley, July 6, 2020 From Black Agenda Report “We see AFRICOM as the colonization of Africa by the US,” said Tunde Osazua, of the Black Alliance for Peace. “Instead of […]

DIMPLES OF FREEDOM

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 9, 2020 DIMPLES OF FREEDOM Dimples of mighty river donga, river Sokoto flowing honey of liberation, dripping sweetness of decades Of freedom harvest Taraba and ekuku flowing with seasons coming after one another […]

Terry Crawford=Browne, peace activist in South Africa

South Africa Arms Industry Is Dodging Rules To Sell Weapons To Turkey

By Linda van Tilburg, July 7, 2020 From BizNews When Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu became the chair of South Africa’s arms trade regulator, the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) adopted a much stricter approach to the export […]

DICTATOR’S DOEKS

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 2, 2020 DICTATOR’S DOEKS Grandma’s sweat bathes the statehouse tarmacs, Poverty shaved fathers are the glitter that replaced floodlights and stolen lampposts Brother is the anointed fisherman catching political breams for the presidential […]

Corruption And The Arms Trade

July 4, 2020 “Corruption and the Arms Trade” is a 38-minute presentation by Terry Crawford- Browne, World BEYOND War’s coordinator for South Africa, delivered on July 1 via Zoom to the Probus (retired Rotarians) Club in Somerset West. A podcast […]

AZANIA!!

AZANIA!!

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 AZANIA!! Azania! I have a song for you A song of bees feasting the rainbow nectar on the tattered petals of the revolution Egoli! I have a love song for you […]