African Daily News and Early African Politics in Rhodesia

  • Sylvester Dombo


This chapter looks at the early days of the African Daily News and its relationship with various constituencies that represented Rhodesia politics. It argues that the newspaper was earmarked as a propaganda tool by the Rhodesian government to support the idea of federation and racial cooperation. As a result, it was constantly at loggerheads with the African middle class and trade unionists who felt that the paper did not represent their interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies, Department of History, Archaeology and Development StudiesMashava Campus, Great Zimbabwe UniversityMasvingoZimbabwe

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