Hiroshima: Killing on an industrial scale

It has been 70 years since the United States became the only nation in history that deployed two nuclear weapons against civilian populations.

On August 6, 1945, a B-29 known as the Enola Gay took off from Tinian island, north … Read the rest

Zimbabwe’s factories grinding to a halt due to mandatory black ownership

The Bata shoe factory in Gweru, Zimbabwe
The Bata shoe factory in Gweru, Zimbabwe

by Chris Chinaka

Across Zimbabwe, dozens of factories lie idle with peeling paint, rusting machines and broken roofs in once bustling industrial districts, symbols of the huge economic challenge facing President Robert Mugabe … Read the rest