Robert Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union during the conflict against the conservative white-minority government during the Rhodesian Bush War and was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years.
From inside the thick walls of the State Department headquarters on the western edge of Washington DC, I watched a country I love come within a whisker of democracy. The southern African nation of Zimbabwe was on the brink of finally getting rid its longtime dictator.
After decades of poaching and trophy hunting, elephants like Satao and the recently killed tusker are fewer and fewer. Is this conservation? Is it sustainable?
His apparent lack of understanding of the Second Amendment is just another indicator that Donald Trump Sr. may be more "show" and fluff than he is substance and knowledge.
The hunting guides have refused to identify the elephant slayer, and he has not come forward to further rejoice his victory. Surely such a big brave game hunter full of bravado can't be afraid of a bunch of animal advocates, can he?
Something was taken from you, me, and all humanity last week. Africa's largest known elephant was shot in Zimbabwe by a trophy hunter, allegedly a German national.
Japan has cherry blossoms, Holland has fields of tulips, and Africa has its famous jacarandas. They erupt in vivid purple flowers in October and November, the southern hemisphere's spring. That means right about now, the streets are awash in a gorgeous carpet of violet.
After completing high school in Zimbabwe, T-Collar bargained with his parents, to relocate to LA and study music. The dream was to write and produce music for artists. Producing music was something that he loved started doing when he was a teenager.
Should crimes against the environment and animals be addressed by an international criminal code and prosecuted by an international tribunal, particularly if national courts are unwilling, unable or deemed inadequate?
Substantial media attention has been given to the plight of women and girls as it relates to slavery and trafficking internationally. Here too it is corruption that is a critical factor. This massive crime succeeds in part as gangsters bribe border officials, police and other public servants.
Women, who make up a disproportionate percentage of those living in rural areas, are hit particularly hard. For energy infrastructure to deliver a full spectrum of benefits to the 1.3 billion currently without it, it must meet their needs.
After committing my life to this battle for decades, it's deeply encouraging to see that the tragic death of one noble lion is resulting in global unification on an unprecedented scale behind one single united cause. So why be caught up in the hysteria of the Cecil tsunami, when there are so many other worthy causes?
Here in Zimbabwe, "time poverty" is a significant and often-overlooked barrier to girls' education. Too many girls don't have time to play with other girls or to do the things that children should be doing because they have so many other responsibilities.
Palmer was accompanied by his unpaid adviser, Minneapolis lawyer Joe Friedberg. I too am an attorney, and I have decided to become an unpaid consultant to the late Cecil the Lion. I will be his Dr. Doolittle and give him a voice in this interview.
JOHANNESBURG -- Recent violence against immigrants threatens to upset South Africa's international image as a success story. A new apartheid is now being enforced -- one in which foreign nationals instead of black South Africans are treated as second-class citizens.
Minute Zero by Todd Moss is a diplomatic thriller set in Zimbabwe. Protagonist Judd Ryker, head of a special unit within the U.S. Department of State, is sent to the troubled country just before a presidential election. An authoritarian is being challenged in his quest to continue in power.