“And foe to none, suspects no enemies, …”
Zimbabwe does not hide the fact that it has young elephants in captivity awaiting export – 27 of them between the ages of three and five. All in this particular group are due to be flown to China.
The official reason given for the sale is that it will raise money for the country’s National Parks. There are many who doubt that the money paid will ever benefit Zimbabwe’s wildlife.
The story of the search for Sugar Man first ambled across our film screens about two years ago – a low-budget documentary that slowly began to rumble in from the margins. The reason – it’s an extraordinary story and the telling of it a perfect fit.
Two world leaders exited our lives this month – one smothered in global affection – the other dispatched into silence for crimes “dissolute and depraved”. A few thoughts on how it looks from here in the UK.