As a University lecturer, Mapuranga spent the mid-1970s teaching in
Nigeria and Zimbabwe, before moving on to a life of foreign diplomacy.
He held numerous titles throughout the 1980s, including Ambassador to
Tanzania and to Ghana, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the
United Nations, representative of the Southern African region to the
OAU before becoming Ambassador to the United States in 2005.
Special assignments he has received include the OAU's special envoy to
Somalia, Sierra Leone and Burundi, OAU Special Representative to
Rwanda, as well as representative to various international summits and
meetings throughout the 1990s.
as a Basis of Colonial Administrative Ideology: The Case of Malawi in
the Era of H.H. Johnston 1891-1896" in 1977 and Dr Albert
Thornes Unsuccessful Attempt at Setting up a Black Colony in Malawi, 1898 -
Mapuranga's controversial position on the influence of Western nations
on Africa has recently been the subject of much news coverage.
The Embassy of Zimbabwe in Washington, DC