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· August, 2005

Stories about Zimbabwe from August, 2005

Zimbabwe: Totalitarian dream

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.

Zimbabwe: Constitutional changes

Zimpundit foresees further erosion of property rights and other potential abuses resulting from the proposed 17th amendment to Zimbabwe's constitution.

South Africa: Sinking together

“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.

Zimbabwe: Opposition leader goes ‘back to masses’

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...

Zimbabwe: Growing Chinese influence

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.

Zimbabwe: Unreal sense of calm

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.

Zimbabwe: Witness to demolitions

Mostly Africa appreciates the honesty of Zimbabwean writer Ian Holding's eyewitness account of government-backed demolitions, but thinks he comes across as callous.

Ethiopia: Wake up, Zimbabwe

Friends of Ethiopa posts extracts from a speech slamming Western inconsistencies on matters of human rights in African countries, among other things.

Did Zimbabwean intelligence try to take over independent media groups?

Zimpundit examines reports that the Zimbabwean government is attempting a covert takeover of some of the country's independent media organizations.

The state of the African blogosphere

The Zimbabwean Pundit gives an overview of the African blogosphere at the Committee to Protect Bloggers.

Bringing out the dead in Harare

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...

Zimbabwe: Isn't it ironic?

The Zimbabwean Pundit on the irony that Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe refuses to engage his fellow Africans and will only speak with Tony Blair.

Zimbabwe: Life on Harare's streets

The Zimbabwean Pundit looks at the inflation that's hit the streets of Harare.

Zimbabwe: No Fourth Estate?

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.

Zimbabwe: The Pride of Zimbabwe: Activist Women

The Zimbabwean Pundit profiles the activist women of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Minister holds post in breach of constitution

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.

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