In Search of Mindfulness

By Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefK.Masimba | January 23, 2013

A lot of times I find myself doing one hundred things at a time – well, not a hundred exactly, but it certainly does feel like that. I feel like my attention is tugged at from different directions but I guess I’m not alone faced with this dilemma.

Attention comes in limited supply these days. In our hyper-connected times, our attention is pulled from left to right, top to down. At the end of the day, we become discombobulated we fail to give proper attention to the things that matter in our lives. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: Queues of Despair

If a Martian landed in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital today, he would certainly be taken aback by the length and number of human queues.

Like garden worms, the human queues twist and turn throughout the city, blocking traffic as people wait to get a chance to get money from their bank accounts.

The queues start early in the morning and last well into the night. As long as people think there is a faint chance to get a hold of their cash, they remain huddled in the queue.

If anything, human queues have become an additional indicator of the collapse of the Zimbabwean nation state, in particular, the financial system.

Due to a multi-billion percent inflation, the Zimbabwean government is no longer able to meet the paper money needs of its citizenry. Continue reading