History

More Time (ca. 1993)

Thandi is a teenager, ready for anything and ripe for love. She's flirting with womanhood and the township beckons. As her life spins out of control, Thandi has to learn that playing

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Diamonds, Gold and Greed

Zeinab Badawi travels to South Africa and Zimbabwe to see how southern Africans gradually came to grasp the destruction and suffering that would be inflicted upon them by white settlers.

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Selous Scouts

The Selous Scouts (ca. 1977)

The Selous Scouts was a special forces regiment of the Rhodesian Army that operated from 1973 until 1980.

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Chamhembe Volume 1

The Chamhembe Story

The history of Zimbabwean music is incomplete without mentioning "vapfanha vemaCD”.

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Mbira: Spirit Of The People (ca. 1990)

From traditional rituals of music and dance, through the stirring choruses of the liberation war, to the songs of the popular stars and farmers' choirs today, the people of Zimbabwe present their

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Chisora Versus Takam (ca. 2018)

Chisora Versus Takam (ca. 2018)

Dereck Chisora revitalises his career with an emphatic knockout win over Carlos Takam. Skip straight to the eighth round - 36:06 for the knockout - because that’s the one that matters.

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Wenger Out

Wenger Out, Mugabe Too (ca. 2017)

One was an aging leader criticised for clinging onto power for too long, and the other was Robert Mugabe. Both had to go.

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I am not insane, I want my snake back (ca. 2015)

Grey Mupinganjira was arrested aboard a commuter omnibus from Epworth to Mbare after police discovered and confiscated a deadly Egyptian cobra coiled up inside his laptop bag. Now he wants it back.

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Mazowe Boys High School – Form 2 Class Of 2000.

Everyone’s Second Favourite F-word (ca. 2000)

It was just another day with the Mazowe Boys High School, Form 2 Class of 2000. The day sandwiched between mince-meat-and-eggs-for-breakfast Saturday, and beef-and-potatoes-for-dinner Thursday.

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Peter Ndlovu

Liverpool FC 2 – Peter Ndlovu 3 (ca. 1995)

Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto’o, amongst others, have all played in the Premier League, but Ndlovu was unmistakably the first black player in the English Premier League.

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Neria

Neria (ca. 1993)

Neria,a Zimbabwean widow (Jesesi Mungoshi) falls prey to her greedy brother-in-law (Dominic Kanaventi) who takes her children and belongings.

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Air Zimbabwe TV Advert (ca. 1988)

Some TV ads are made to last. Some not. One that has stayed in our mind - and yours, we’re sure - is the Air Zimbabwe TV advert from the late 80s.

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Harare Sunsine City

From Neharawa To Harare (ca. 1982)

On the second anniversary of independence from Britain, Zimbabwe embarked on the process of renaming its cities, towns and streets, in an attempt to eradicate all symbols associated with the British colonialism

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NBC's

Mugabe’s Gamble (ca. 1981)

Julian Manyon and the team from Thames Television's 'TV Eye' travel to Zimbabwe to Prime Minister, Robert Mugabe,and some of his key revolutionary allies.

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Tongogara Was Murdered On Monday Headline

Tongogara was murdered on Monday (ca. 1979)

Josiah Tongogara was killed by his own forces in Mozambique, according to outgoing UANC Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr David Mukome. His body was already in a mortuary before the terrorist commanders

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Josiah Tongogara

Goodbye Josiah Tongogara (ca. 1979)

Six days after the Lancaster House Agreement, the voice of Robert Mugabe conveyed "an extremely sad message" to "all the fighting people of Zimbabwe" over the radio. Josiah Tongogara had died. He

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Umtali Hit By Rockets

Umtali Hit By Rockets (ca. 1978)

Today in history the garrison town of Umtali, in the east of Rhodesia near its border with Mozambique, is hit with mortar bombs fired from an unknown position.

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A Settlement Under Fire

A Settlement Under Fire (ca. 1978)

An interim government comprised of Ian Smith and three moderate black leaders quite literally comes under fire from ZANU and ZAPU guerillas.

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Post-Geneva Report Rhodesia (ca. 1977)

With his neighbouring countries newly-independet black governments piling on the pressure by supporting the guerrilla movements, Ian Smith realises the time had come to settle the issue of black majority rule before

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Who is Ian Smith? (ca. 1976)

Ever since his unilateral declaration of independence, Rhodesian Premier Ian Smith has tried to maintain the preservation of white supremacy and the denial of African majority rule. ITN's Roving Report looks back on

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Rhodesia Independence Referendum

Ten Years After U.D.I. (ca. 1975)

ITN's Roving Report visits Rhodesia a decade after U.D.I. with Ian Smith still fighting for the preservation of white supremacy and the denial of African majority rule.

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Anatomy of Terror (ca. 1974)

During the Chimurenga War, informational and political warfare was mounted by all involved. Anatomy of Terror, published by the Rhodesian Ministry of Information and distributed in Washington D.C., is one such example.

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Smith vs The Guerillas (ca. 1973)

For the past six months guerrillas, operating from bases in Zambia and Mozambique have been carrying out raids on white farms in Rhodesia's border area. ITN's Roving Report captures the aftermath.

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Rhodesia Independence Referendum

To Vote Yes Means Unity, Not U.D.I. (ca. 1964)

On November 5, 1964 Rhodesia held a referendum on the adoption of a constitution that would enshrine political power in the hands of the white minority and establish Rhodesia as a republic.

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The Second Chimurenga (ca. 1964)

All the reasons why the sheer ferocity and desperation of the Second Chimurenga is under appreciated by the casual historian.

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The Relleke Massacre

The Relleke Massacre (ca. 1962)

On January 28, 1962 Johanne Relleke was stung by 2,243 wild bees at Kamativi Tin ine in Wankie, Rhodesia and survived. All of the bees tragically died in what is today known

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Nyaminyami’s Revenge (ca. 1950)

Whether you believe legend or not, this is a chronology of the freaky weather conditions proceeding the building of Kariba dam.

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Rudd Concession

The Rudd Concession (ca. 1888)

Despite Lobengula's retrospective attempts to disavow it, the Rudd Concession was the foundation for colonisation of Zimbabwe. Read the written terms of how Cecil Rhodes stole a whole country.

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Mapungubwe Hill

Mapungubwe (ca. 1705)

One thousand years ago, Mapungubwe was the centre of the largest known kingdom in the African sub-continent before it was abandoned in the 14th century. Discover the Secrets of a Sacred Hill.

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