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Unearthing the Truth

The Economist
A Zimbabwean archaeologist reimagines the story of a momentous African civilization. Great Zimbabwe should be a “symbol”, not just of Africa’s power and potential, but of how outsiders have too often told Africans’ stories—and got them wrong.

From Cholera to Corona: The Politics of Plagues in Zimbabwe

Simukai Chigudu Africa Is A Country
A young girl practices hand washing in Zimbabwe. Epidemics are tests of social and political systems, and Zimbabwe, with its high rate of HIV and malnutrition, is extremely vulnerable. The 2008 cholera epidemic exposed Zimbabwe’s political weaknesses; will the coronavirus do the same in 2020?

How Cuban Art Fed Africa's Liberation Struggles

BBC News BBC
An exhibition of Cuban propaganda posters and magazines in London shows the support Fidel Castro gave to African liberation movements during the Cold War. The works were produced by 33 designers, many of them women.

Global Left Midweek - September 11, 2019

Portside
Fury Over Bolsonaro and 9/11/73 * Training for Climate Strike * Algeria * Honduras * Sudan * Palestine * South Africa * France * Mugabe's Legacy
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