Murder In The Zambezi

Author: Ian Pringle
ISBN: 9781543106138
Size: 16,46 MB
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The crashes of Air Rhodesia Flight RH825 and Air Rhodesia Flight RH827 were two of the deadliest aviation incidents in the history of Zimbabwe-and they weren't accidents. In this in-depth exploration of a little-known piece of southern African history, Ian Pringle tells a true story of terrorism, sabotage, and survival. Pringle, who lived in Rhodesia at the time of the crashes, collected interviews from survivors, witnesses, pilots, ground staff, accident investigators, family members, and experts. These testimonies reveal stories of heroism and courage in the wake of a major tragedy. Air Rhodesia Flight RH825 was the first airliner ever to be shot down by Russian surface-to-air guided missile. The surviving passengers tell the story of the crash and its horrific aftermath. Five months later, Air Rhodesia Flight RH827 was downed in the same way. This time, there were no survivors. In addition to presenting vivid first-person testimonies, Pringle examines how the attacks-and the ensuing collective rage of the Rhodesian people at those responsible-contributed to the instability of the country. He shows how these tragedies indirectly led to the rise of Robert Mugabe and laid the groundwork for a very different future for the African nation.

Murder And Media In The New Rome

Author: T. Simpson
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230116531
Size: 15,85 MB
Format: PDF
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An insightful look into the origins of modern Italian media culture by examining a sensational crime and trial that took place in Rome in the late 1870s, when a bloody murder triggered a national spectacle that became the first great media circus in the new nation of Italy, crucially shaping the young state's public sphere and image of itself.

The Zambezi Incident

Author: Jack Hagen
Editor: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1413752306
Size: 20,75 MB
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The Zambezi Incident begins on a safari in the African bush that ends in a deadly encounter with smugglers. A professional hunter is in the bush with his client when their group is attacked by three men. The reason for the assault becomes apparent when it is discovered that the attackers are al-Qaeda operatives who are carrying diamonds that are worth millions. The hunter soon realizes that he has become a target for deadly terrorists. His adventure takes him from Africa to the financial centers of Europe and the Caymans. He finally settles to a rural retreat in America where he is joined by his beautiful lover from Zimbabwe. Al-Qaeda terrorists murder innocents in their pursuit of the hunter and themselves become targets of revenge.

Liberating Mission In Mozambique

Author: Robert N. Faris
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874841
Size: 18,42 MB
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Few people have any extensive knowledge of the life and witness of the Protestant churches in the former Portuguese colonies of southern Africa. Yet these communities of faith played a significant role in the liberation struggles that led to the independence of both Mozambique and Angola and subsequently to the independence of Zimbabwe and the ending of apartheid in South Africa. In Mozambique, Eduardo Mondlane emerged from the Swiss Mission to become the first president of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO). This book examines Mondlane's role in challenging the churches both in Mozambique and globally to support the struggle for independence through a renewed understanding of the missio Dei, God's liberating mission in the world. Mondlane maintained a strong connection with the World Council of Churches and was a key player in bringing about its Programme to Combat Racism after the 1968 Assembly in Uppsala before his assassination in 1969. This connection was to have important implications for the WCC's complex relationship with Mozambique and its Protestant churches following independence.

Death On The Zambezi

Author: Christopher Burns
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595224032
Size: 10,10 MB
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This spellbinding thriller offers a different explanation as to what has happened to the natives in Africa. What program, if any, has eradicated the natives? Will the white man succeed at taking over? Have they already killed the native population of the future? When will the fighting end? When will people be able to live in peace? Will it take Death on the Zambezi to stop the bloodshed, once and for all? Reading the book will answer some questions and raise some others. Enjoy the twist of this African tale!

A Complicated War

Author: William Finnegan
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520082663
Size: 16,63 MB
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Among Africa's suffering is the little- known war in Mozambique, now in its second decade. Finnegan traveled through the country in 1988 to assess the impact of a war waged by guerrillas who are armed and often directed by South Africa. He tells a compelling story of rural misery caused by the war, which in turn offers a fertile ground for its continuation. Finnegan's narrative includes historical background and critical analysis of the Mozambique government whose policies have not created an inclusive framework for the nation. Finnegan is drawn to the conclusion that Mozambique's peasants long have been denied the fruits of peace: first under centuries of Portuguese colonialism; and now as they are exposed to the current war that is destroying their future.

Crossing The Zambezi

Author: JoAnn McGregor
Editor: James Currey Ltd
Size: 12,12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the story of 150 years of conflict and contested claims over control and access to the waters and banks of the River Zambezi, one of Africa's longest and most important rivers.

The Gentle Art Of Murder

Author: Earl F. Bargainnier
Editor: Popular Press
Size: 19,27 MB
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This study of the technique of Agatha Christie’s detective fiction—sixty-seven novels and over one hundred short stories—is the first extensive analysis of her accomplishment as a writer. Earl F. Bargannier demonstrates that Christie thoroughly understood the conventions of her genre and, with seemingly inexhaustible ingenuity, was able to develop for more than fifty years surprising variations within those conventions.

Dark Heart

Author: Tony Park
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780874197
Size: 15,16 MB
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Under the African sun, the shadow of the past is never far away. During the Rwandan genocide, three foreigners - UN worker Carmel Shang, military doctor Richard Dunlop, and journalist Liesl Nel - were forced to stand by, powerless to prevent the massacre and unable to escape witnessing the horrors. 20 years later, scattered across the world, the wounds of Rwanda still run deep. Now, a tattered photograph that was clutched in the hand of a dying man holds a clue that brings them back together... and hides a secret that is making them a target of an assassin. Hunted through South Africa's Kruger National Park to Zambia, Australia, and back to Rwanda, the three must bring themselves to confront not just the scars of a nation and a continent, but of their own hearts.

The Killing Of Dr Albrecht Roscher

Author: J. W. Heldring
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465367861
Size: 12,73 MB
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Africa in the mid-nineteenth century was still very much an unknown continent, its vast lands a source of unceasing interest and mystery La the white man. This was the age of discovery, the decades before the fascination wore off and the scramble for Africa began in earnest Explorers such as Burton, Speke and Livingstone were the names on everyone's lips, In this climate, Albrecht Roscher grew up La be an outstanding young scholar, whose interest in the works of classical writers such as Ptolemy and Herodotus inspired in him a love of geography, science and biology, which the achievements of Burton and others only served to inflame. Africa beckoned. However, little did he imagine as he left Germany for the shores of East Africa that he would never return. His murder before he managed to fulfill his ambitions has ensured that he has been largely consigned to a footnote in the history of African exploration. In The Killing of Dr Albredlt Roscher Heldring sets out to redress the balance in what is a fitting tribute to a man who, had he lived longer, might have gone on to rival the achievements of Burton, Livingstone and the other great explorers of that age.