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· October, 2005

Stories about Zimbabwe from October, 2005

Zimbabwe: demolitions continue

Sokwanele – Civil Action Support Group - posts on the continued harassement of Zimbabwe's poorest of the poor by the authorities and that demolitions are continuing, as out of desperation,...

Zimbabwe: Constitutional Amendment 17

ZimPundit considers and explains the irony that Zanu PF may have given the people hope in the form of the Constitutional Amendment No. 17 – The overbearing legislation set out...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3

Welcome to the inaugral edition of the “Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3″ where I hope you'll find news from several small African blogospheres. Zimbabwe:-In what has now known as the...

Roller coasting in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Pundit has a guest writer, Eddie Cross who has written an article on the “roller coaster” politics in Zimbabwe and it's affect on the lives of ordinary citizens.

Zimbabwean Disease

Zimbabwean author, Chengerai Hove, writes in this weeks Pambazuka News of a “Zimbabwean disease” which dictates that once an institution is formed it becomes a national cause to tear it...

Southern Africa social forum

The 3rd and final day of the Southern African Social Forum, held in Harare, dealt with the crisis in Zimbabwe. “Briggs Bomba, a representative of the parallel Uhuru Youth Forum...

Food aid for Zimbabwe

Sokwanle – Civil Action for Zimbabwe has issued a press release “Crimes against humanity: The Case for Urgent Action Against Zimbabwe. In today's press release , Cardinal Napier and Archbishop...

Mugabe banned from Europe

The Bearded Man questions why Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, who is supposedly banned from travelling to the EU is allowed to attend a conference in Rome on world hunger...

Mugabe's Excuses

Zimbabwean Pundit revists the eviction of thousands of urban dwellers by President Robert Mugabe last July. As the world watched outraged, Mugabe came up with the excuse that new homes...

Zimbabwe: MDC controversy

Zimpundit has more on the current debate with Zimbabwe opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change over whether or not to contest the forthcoming senate elections. “I think this might...

Zimbabwe: Back from the dead

Sokwanele tells the story of “Themba”, a Zimbabwean man whose beating at the hands of a group of youths nearly killed him–but didn't.

Zimbabwe: Just say no

Sokwanele blogs about a petition entitled “No Shaking Hands With Mugabe” to be presented to Britain's Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street Wednesday, urging Tony Blair to bring up the...

Zimbabwe: Senate debate

Senior pro-democracy political adviser Eddie Cross writes on The Zimbabwean Pundit about the debate now ensuing among the Movement for Democratic Change about whether to fight elections to an upper...

Zimbabwe: Gogo's journey

Sokwanele tells the story of a Zimbabwean grandmother, “Gogo”, and her attempt to get home in the face of growing fuel shortages across the country.

Zimbabwe: Call to arms at PTA meeting

Sokwanele has a report from “Housewife – Harare” about a brief speech by a grandparent at a recent meeting to discuss fees at a local school. ” I used to...

Zimbabwe: Sexual assault charges

Zimpundit comments on a report that top Mugabe bodyguard Winston Changara has been removed from his longtime assignment amidst unconfirmed allegations of sexual advances on the first lady.

Zimbabwe: Shocking prices

Sokwanele flags a price-list for a typical basket of Zimbabwean groceries, illustrating the average person's daily struggle with inflation.

Zimbabwe: Saintly black market

How black, asks Zimpundit, is the black market, if it has become the prime source for the exchange of essentials for people as is the case in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe: The school run

Sokwanele Civic Action tells a tale of ambulances that won't respond to emergency calls where lives are at risk because they have “no fuel”, but which are later spotted picking...

Zimbabwe: Lunatic Asylum

Zimbabwe is just weeks away from the planting season, but no preparations seem to be being made for this year's food production. Meanwhile, the government sends out mixed signals about...

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