Fun fact: There was about a decade of my life where I didn’t like to be called by my given name. After an early childhood of correcting anyone who dared mispronounce it, I spent most of grammar school feeling burdened by a name seemingly so difficult, no one could be bothered to learn to say it right. By the time I…
Robert Mugabe appears to be doing like that Jeffrey Osborne song once again made famous by the New Edition biopic on BET—that is, “holding on”—despite the fact that members of his own party gave the 93-year-old president of Zimbabwe about a day to resign or be forced out.
When Bob Marley sang “I’n’I a-liberate Zimbabwe” in 1979, he was praising the efforts of freedom fighters like Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean revolutionary who was once jailed for fighting against colonial British rule.
In a surprise military takeover that is being described as not a coup, Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, has been confined to his home since the country’s military declared that it had taken over the country to target the “criminals” inside the Mugabe regime.