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2nd December 1966. From Prosperity to Anarchy.

In the 19thc scramble for Empire our oldest ally Portugal, since the Perpetual Alliance of 1376, was ‘warned-off’ areas coveted by Britain on the so-called ‘Pink-Map’. 583 more words

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Zimbabwe's Descent Into Anarchy (2007) - a.k.a. "How's that white progressive self-righteousness & moral superiority feeling for ya' now?"

Inside a Failed State (2007): Zimbabwe, once one of the most prosperous nations in Africa, now has the lowest life expectancy and highest inflation rate in the world. 169 more words

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Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (34)

By Kathy Martin…

Written October 2014

As some regular readers will know, I spent 21 of my “formative” years until I was 30, in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in Africa. 1,099 more words

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Alistair’s “Random Rambles” (34)

By Kathy Martin…

Written October 2014

As some regular readers will know, I spent 21 of my “formative” years until I was 30, in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in Africa. 1,100 more words

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Forsaken

The metal bed frame is cold, pressing into the tops of my thighs. I sit shoulders slumped, one hand curled on my lap, the other holding two sheets of pastel mint writing paper. 95 more words

Rhodesia 11/11

Today is the 11th November the day of Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence.

The fate of Rhodesia was doomed from the beginning, as the wee country was facing international sanctions and blockades in combination with a hopeless demographic situation. 294 more words

Irksome

via Daily Prompt: Irksome

Irksome.

Adjective.

Irritating; annoying.

A few years ago, “irk” was a pretty popular word to use. For example, “That irked my nerves.” Pretty, pretty popular… I even said it a lot. 341 more words

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