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Melissa Tandiwe Myambo is an author, academic

and aerobics instructor.

  The Troubling Nativism of the Non-Native

Rally after rally, speech after speech, Donald Trump frames immigration as a “crisis” and even a “national emergency” requiring the militarization of the southern border and the caging of children ripped away from their parents.  He constantly refers to “illegal immigrants” and the approaching caravan from Central America as “invaders.”  
Families too poor to fly into the country are walking thousands of miles, according to the president, to breach the nation’s sovereign borders. 
“They are trying to take over our country,” says the president.
Observers have often pointed out how Trump stokes the fires of populism and nativism to his political advantage.  “Build the wall,” is still a popular chant at his incessant rallies.  Some commentators do emphasize the irony of a billionaire populist but few note the bitter and pathetic irony at the heart of American nativism.
Most Americans are not native in the full sense of the word native. 

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Homo sum: humani nil
a me alienum puto

​​​​Zimbabwe: A coup by any other name

Friday 1 December, 2017

​The path not taken...iwewe neni...

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Cabinet announced...or fake news?  

Wednesday 29 November, 2017
Ghosts of Gukurahundi…the anti-Mugabe presidency?...High Court ironies…

Tuesday 28 November

​China vs. Britain?...Super-rich spoilt brats on social media…Trading political freedom for economic growth?...Categorizing coups…

Monday 27 November

​Bated breath...

Saturday 25 November

Conspiracy theories...poisoned ice inclusive cabinet?...anti-woman blame game pays off....

Friday 24 November

​People are taking their seats...The Croc is to be sworn in during the next few hours...rumours swirling...

Thursday 23 November

Please watch carefully...

Wednesday 22 November


The story begins today...Change is not progress...apologies and analysis...

Tuesday 21 November

The saga continues...SADC, don't even think about it!...Sit-in at Africa Unity Square?...Solomon Mujuru's ghost...Students?...

Shut-down on Wednesday?...​Impeachment set in motion?

Monday 20 November

One war vet says, "Today is D-Day"...

Sunday 19 November

Fighting fake news whilst playing the waiting game...

Saturday 18 November
Please don't be reading this. Please be at a march to call for Mugabe to go!!!!  Many cities worldwide...

Friday 17 November

Rallies in Harare, London, Jo'burg etc.

#SADCBackoffZim! Please sign the PETITION telling SADC not to interfere in Zimbabwe's affairs.

Throughout the day, you can follow Trevor Ncube's updates:

Thursday 16 November​
Only in Zimbabwe can a bunch of generals with guns be outwitted by geriatrics!  

Wednesday 15 November
Less than 24 hours ago, I received a phone call that there may be a military coup underway in Zimbabwe...