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Zimbabwe

Africa's 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'

I was watching the news coverage on the meeting of world leaders in Washington hosted by President Obama on reducing nuclear weapons and ensuring that these do not get into the hands of terrorists
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Murder and Militant Songs Betray Mandela's Legacy

As millions of Christians celebrated Easter this past weekend, their celebrations were interrupted by events in South Africa and Zimbabwe that reinforced the relevance of the message of Easter for
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Circling Jericho in Zimbabwe?

There seems to be a consistent political pattern emerging in Zimbabwe: first, there will be a violation of the unity agreement by ZANU (PF), followed by challenge by opposition parties with threat
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Social Justice Christians: 'A Dangerous Option in Zimbabwe'

I loved the title in SojoMail last week which said
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African Lent

Here's an idea for Lent that will do more good than giving up desserts: Read a book about contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. It's not a penance, though it can hurt.
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Drama and Confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe

This past week has been characterized by drama and confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In South Africa the drama started on Sunday, Feb.
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An Ordination by Archbishop Tutu and Valentine's Day Justice

On Saturday, Jan. 30, I attended a service in which one of my colleagues was being ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church together with ten others who were being ordained either as priests or deacons. The presiding bishop was Archbishop Desmond Tutu! He delivered the sermon.
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African Solidarity with Haiti

In a sermon on the situation in Haiti, Dr. Michael Van Heerden, president of St.
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Zimbabwe's Cycle of Crisis

The outcome of regional intervention in Zimbabwe has been a thirty day ultimat
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