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Importing AIDS

Apparently, it’s World AIDS Day, so it is only appropriate to write an AIDS-related piece.

In the United Kingdom, it was estimated that in 2011 0.3% of the adult population were HIV positive, equating to around 85,000 people. 612 more words


Riding a horse who escaped President Mugabe, one of history's most dickish dictators

The other day, I rode a horse into the sea. This beast has an amazing story, which is part of an even bigger story.

In 2002, he was one of 104 horses who were led on a mass-migration from Zimbabwe down to Mozambique by a couple, Pat and Mandy Retzlaff, whose farm was seized from them by President Mugabe. 691 more words


Double standards

I usually only buy the newspaper when I need newsprint. It’s useful for mopping up excess oil after frying fish and Marianne had bought some calamari rings for Friday supper. 453 more words

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Rhodesian UDI: 50 years on

A history that time forgot, by Dr Sue Onslow, Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies

Source: Commonwealth Opinion

There is a remarkable public amnesia in the UK that 50 years ago on 11th November, Southern Rhodesia defiantly declared its independence from Britain. 971 more words