Working �with� instead of Working �for�

‘Historians examining the de-colonisation process after World War 11 have shown little inclination to examine the political motives and individual psychologies of those who attached themselves to African causes and leaders in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Africans were often suspicious. Michael Faber and the late Robert Oakeshot were two Britons who appeared as devils incarnate in the eyes of most indigenous Europeans during the run-up to Zambia’s Independence in 1964.’

I have been chewing over this comment since coming on it in an obituary for Michel Faber. I have also been relating it to Tshekedi Khama’s comment, culled from Mary Benson’s biography, that ‘whilst the pre-Independence British Administration had definitely worked for us, it had not worked with us.’ These two comments brought me back to the remarkable number of white/black combinations that were such a feature of mostly the 1960s all of which were notably  ‘with’ rather than ‘for’.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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