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Articles by Mgcini Nyoni

We deserve the chance to be the best we can be

Yet our leaders are too focused on self-enrichment to help. Mgcini Nyoni is not impressed.

  • December 5, 2012
  • 1

The grass is not greener in South Africa

The wealth gap between rich and poor, white and black, is growing in this so-called model African country. Mgcini Nyoni reports.

  • November 8, 2012
  • 4

Do we really have to go with Tsvangirai?

The least bad option for Zimbabwe really isn’t good enough, says Mgcini Nyoni. So who should be the next president?

  • October 17, 2012
  • 4

Liberators, step aside! Let the administrators in

Mgcini Nyoni explains why revolutionary leaders make poor presidents.

  • August 9, 2012
  • 8

Zimbabwe: the curse of fabrication and exaggeration

Massaging the truth for a good story doesn’t help reshape reality, argues Mgcini Nyoni.

  • May 11, 2012
  • 2

Zimbabwe: it’s a man’s world

Mgcini Nyoni laments the constant abuse of women’s and girls’ rights in his home country.

  • April 17, 2012
  • 0

Wanted: products not made in China

Zimbabweans are fed up with sub-standard imported goods, explains Mgcini Nyoni.

  • March 5, 2012
  • 4

Rape at the border: how immigration officials are abusing women in Zimbabwe

Cross-border trade is a risky business for women, as Mgcini Nyoni witnesses.

  • February 8, 2012
  • 3

Stop using white history as a smokescreen

African leaders should stop trying to divert attention from their own shortcomings by pointing to white people’s wrongdoings, says Mgcini Nyoni.

  • January 27, 2012
  • 4

Making a difference

Small radical acts can add up to something, reckons Mgcini Nyoni.

  • April 27, 2011
  • 0

A tool for change

The role of the arts is to keep politicians in check. But in some countries they’re not given the opportunity, says Mgcini Nyoni.

  • April 14, 2011
  • 3

The price of invasion

Why is the US so keen to intervene in oil-rich countries but happy to turn a blind eye to what’s going on in Africa?

  • April 5, 2011
  • 1

Down… but not out

Mgcini Nyoni has developed an interesting theory: cricket is a barometer of a country’s democratic principles. 

  • March 23, 2011
  • 0

What hope a Zimbabwean uprising?

After Egypt and Tunisia, could President Mugabe be the next dictator to be toppled? Mgcini Nyoni explains why he thinks it’s unlikely.

  • March 14, 2011
  • 4

From pastures brown

Back in the country after a two-month trip, Mgcini Nyoni is shocked to see the fear and hunger of his fellow-Zimbabweans.

  • June 1, 2009
  • 0

About Mgcini Nyoni

Mgcini Nyoni is a playwright, theatre director, screenwriter, thinker, blogger and poet based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He is also the founder and creative director of Poetry Bulawayo.

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