Stories about Zimbabwe from August, 2005
Under constitutional changes just signed into law by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabweans will not be allowed to travel freely if they are deemed “a threat to national security”, laments Zimpundit.
Zimpundit foresees further erosion of property rights and other potential abuses resulting from the proposed 17th amendment to Zimbabwe's constitution.
“You are sinking, President Mbeki,” says Africa-related blogger Bosse, of Bosses Blog, regarding the South African government's response to mass demolitions in Zimbabwe.
Zimpundit asks if opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has seen the light with his plan to travel around the country soliciting the views of ordinary people on how to remove the government of President Robert Mugabe from power.
Zimpundit says it took a while to dawn on China that the West's prosperity was built on a network of colonial power, but that Beijing is catching on fast now.
Still Here – Bulawayo, at the Sokwanele Civic Action Group, blogs from amid the comfort of electricity and running water about a growing sense of unreality as “untold suffering” continues.
Mostly Africa appreciates the honesty of Zimbabwean writer Ian Holding's eyewitness account of government-backed demolitions, but thinks he comes across as callous.
Friends of Ethiopa posts extracts from a speech slamming Western inconsistencies on matters of human rights in African countries, among other things.
Zimpundit examines reports that the Zimbabwean government is attempting a covert takeover of some of the country's independent media organizations.
The Zimbabwean Pundit gives an overview of the African blogosphere at the Committee to Protect Bloggers.
Flame Lily writes on the Sokwanele Civic Action Support Group blog how she saw Zimbabwean police drag a body out of a ditch where those made homeless by the government's mass demolitions of shanty-towns had been sleeping.
The Zimbabwean Pundit on the irony that Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe refuses to engage his fellow Africans and will only speak with Tony Blair.
The Zimbabwean Pundit looks at the inflation that's hit the streets of Harare.
The Zimbabwean Pundit points out an interview with “reviled media henchman Tafataona Mahoso”, where he explains why there's no such thing as journalism that has Zimbabwe's interests at heart.
The Zimbabwean Pundit profiles the activist women of Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwean Pundit points out that one of Mugabe's cabinet members isn't a member of Parliament, meaning that she's holding office in violation of the Zimbabwean Constitution.