· July, 2005

Stories about Zimbabwe from July, 2005

Zimbabwe: ZW$ further devalued on Harare's streets

29 July 2005

The Zimbabwean dollar continues to sink on the black market, according to The Zimbabwean Pundit. Officially priced at ZWD $17,600 to USD $1, the street exchange rate is more like ZWD $36,000 to USD $1.

Zimbabwe:Protesting Chinese aid for Mugabe

29 July 2005

Sokwanele wrote a post about a coming demonstration outside Chinese Embassy in London, organized by Zimbabwe Vigil. President Mugabe will be in Beijing this weekend, seeking US$1 billion loan from Chinese government in order to support his dictatorship and prop up the ailing Zimbabwean economy.

Zimbabwe: The West Must Fix It

25 July 2005

This is Zimbabwe reports that The Mugabe government is floating the idea that Western governments should help clean up the fallout from “Operation Clean-Up”.

Zimbabwe: Riot Police hit Churches

21 July 2005

This is Zimbabwe is reporting that riot police have forcibily removed homeless who had found housing in churches–most, if not all, of whom were made homeless by “Operation Cleanup”–from their temporary shelter.

Zimbabwe: Farmers urged not return

18 July 2005

The Zimbabwean Pundit is reporting that a farmer's rights group is urging its members to not cooperate with the government's proposals to return the farmers to their land.

Black Looks: Chenjerai Hove

14 July 2005

Black Looks notes the irony in England refusing entry to one of Zimbabwe's most outspoken dissidents.

Bob sweettalking farmers

13 July 2005

The Zimbabwean Pundit is reporting that the Zimbabwean government is holding quiet talks with white farmers to return the land that the government seized several years ago. This, of course, raises the question of what to do with the war veterans who've settled on those farms…

This is Zimbabwe

12 July 2005

This is Zimbabwe reports that the African Union's human rights emissary to Zimbabwe has left the country under police escort. One wonders what the official AU response will be.

manulite delite: A New day in the life of a Zimbabwean

11 July 2005

Zimbabwean blogger Manulite reports on daily life in Harare in the wake of Mugabe's Operation Clean-Up, or, as local Haraeans are calling it, the tsunami. He starts every day by waking up on the couch in a friend's house because his own cottage was destroyed by the government; it gets...

Sub-Saharan Africa Friday Blog Roundup

  8 July 2005

African Bullets and Honey was in London on the day of the attack, and concludes that “whenever I think about the scale and importance of the lives of people I love, and then consider those who were killed today, I am forced to conclude that a single human life is...

Sub-Saharan Africa Thursday Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Thinker's Room posts a gedankenexperiment to explain why he feels the way he does about Live 8. A new website dedicated to preventing the return of former military dictator Ibrahim Babangida to Nigeria has been launched, according to Black Looks. Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah, who writes Koranteng's Toli, was interviewed on the...

Sub-Saharan Africa Daily Blog Roundup

  6 July 2005

Kenyan Pundit introduces the blog Kenya Today, the first blog by a mainstream Kenyan journalist. At the moment, John Kamau, the author, is in Scotland, covering the G8 summit. On Safari with El Jorgito reports from Kigali that rumors coming out of the Democratic Republic of Congo show a deteriorating...

Sub-Saharan Africa Daily Blog Roundup

  5 July 2005

Timbuktu Chronicles passes on some interesting information about a virtual marketplace, enabled by the use of cellphones. Andrew Heavens of Meskel Square interviews two Addis Ababa university students about Live 8. Africa Vox is a group blog by African journalists who are covering the G8 summit this year. Via Kenya...

African Blog Roundup

  4 July 2005

Debates over the relevance of Live 8 have kept the African blogosphere jumping this weekend. Andrew Heavens of Meskel Square is amazed that “you can't open a British newspaper (or in my case website) at the moment without reading someone's views on Africa”. Onyango Oloo of Kenya Democracy Project has...

Friday Global Blog Roundup

  1 July 2005

We’re always looking for new ideas and good stories to write about. If you have a story or a blog post that you think would be a good fit for our daily roundups, email us with the link! East Asia ESWN has a nice photo essay covering Hong Kong’s annual...

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