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‘Lion of Zimbabwe’ recalls ‘Chimurenga’ on Independence Day

‘Lion of Zimbabwe’ recalls ‘Chimurenga’ on Independence Day

| April 26, 2014

(GIN)—As Zimbabwe marks its 34th year of independence from colonialism, singing star Thomas Mapfumo sent a salute “to the brave heroes and heroines who joined the war of liberation.” In a radio interview, Mapfumo—the “Lion of Zimbabwe”—recalled the time of the independence war. “When we were singing—it was about freedom, justice hence I coined my […]

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Workers: Essar steel company spreads pain from Zimbabwe to Minnesota

Workers: Essar steel company spreads pain from Zimbabwe to Minnesota

| November 8, 2013

(GIN)—From Minnesota to Zimbabwe, workers across two continents are challenging an industrial conglomerate that has wrecked havoc with a trail of failed mining operations around the world. In the U.S., the Essar Group Ltd, has a mixed legacy, with bankruptcy in West Virginia, a cash crisis threatening pension payments in Minnesota and in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, […]

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