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Gaddafi’s Libya (and mine): Part Six

After an interval of some weeks, readers will be relieved (or alarmed) to discover that I have now got my head around the task of continuing my account of life

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Quality pharmaceutical care is a right

In Lesotho, there are undeniable disparities in the access to quality healthcare services between rural and urban populations. Populations in the rural areas have been subjected to poor healthcare services,

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A wasted decade

THE most important instrument through which parliament can express its lack of support to a government is the vote-of-no-confidence. MPs are currently pushing a vote-of-no-confidence motion in the government that

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Nhlanhla Maake’s epistolary novel

South African writer, Nhlanhla Maake’s novel, Letters to My Sister, is what is called an epistolary novel. This is a novel told through the medium of letters written by one

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Two contemporary Namibian poets

I must admit that up until my first visit to Namibia just after 2007, and on other subsequent visits, my only idea of Namibian literature did not go beyond the

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Media must raise the bar!

LEGEND has it that one fine day back in the 17th century, a young man witnessed an apple fall from a tree, an occurrence which was by no means miraculous.

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The government’s war on crime

Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro needs to assure us that the government has declared a state-of-emergency on crime not only because of the recent increase in numbers of members of police

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The pocket Oxford Book of Prayer: A review

I had planned this week to return to the subject of life in Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya, but have had to postpone that commitment again, as the sequence of pieces is

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Marquez’s black characters

Through a chance reading, I noticed that Gabriel Marquez’s fourth short story collection, Strange Pilgrims, published originally in Spanish in 1992, is an amazing book. It plays around the merger

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What makes political parties tick?

On Friday 30 July 2021 a Facebook friend, Mokhosi Mohapi, posted on Facebook. I saw the post before going into a meeting and wanted to engage on the issues raised