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· November, 2005

Stories about Zimbabwe from November, 2005

Zimbabwe: Hijack

This is Zimbabwe writes on a near miss “hijack” …..Today I came close to being hijacked. I got the fright of my life. Two cars were waiting facing opposite directions,...

Africa: Western media reports

Zimbabwean blogger Dumisani Nyoni, writing on Dumisani's Blog, offers a criticism of Western media interpretatons of Africa particularly Simon Robinson of Time Magazine (European edition)……”finally, why are these journalists [Michael...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus

The people of Zimbabwe gave the ruling ZANU-PF and indeed all forms of purposeless politics their boldest affront to date as very few Zimbabweans turned up to vote during the...

Zimbabwe: election apathy

This is Zimbabwe writes about the lack of participation in Zimbabwe's elections….“I can’t help but be reminded today of the words of Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Prize for...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and Bush

Zimbabwean Pundit posts out the ongoing war of words between Mugabe and Bush……..”In a public battle of wills, Mugabe continues to blame the sanctions for the rapid contraction of Zimbabwe's...

Zimbabwe: voter apathy

Zimbabwean Pundit trys to explain voter apathy in Zimbabwe's forth coming elections…..Understand this reader dearest; it is not that we don't care about democracy or having the right politicians in...

Zimbabwe: Destruction and misery

Eddie Cross writing for Zimbabwean Pundit describes the last 6 years in the life of Zimbabwe as a “Tidal Wave of Destruction and Misery”……A Zanu PF Tsunami! Looking back on...

Zimbabwe: Nuclear Power

This is Zimbabwe reports on Mugabe's latest “if pigs could fly” idea – bringing nuclear power to Zimbabwe. He quotes a piece from the UK Guardian..”“Perhaps Mr Mugabe is also...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe took center stage a couple of times at WSIS in Tunis last week. First up was Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's president calling for an end to the use of...

Zimbabwe: Rape of girls

This is Zimbabwe has a horrific report on the huge numbers of girls that are raped annully in Zimbabwe……”In Zimbabwe, 40 000 girls are raped annually before they turn 17,”...

Zimbabwe: Democracy

Zimbabwean Pundit points us to an article in the Zimbabwe Independent ” Why Zimbabweans dont deserve democracy”.

WSIS: Defending Freedom of Speech in Tunisia

Despite the odds, we managed to pull off our “Expression Under Repression” seminar here at the World Summit For Internet and Society. This was largely thanks to the strong spine...

Zimbabwe: climate change

Eddie Cross writing in Zimbabwean Pundit discusses the possible impact of climate change on local agribusnesses and peasant farming….”Climate change will further damage the prospects of the subsistence sector. These...

Zimbabwe: evictions

The Bearded Man has various reports from Zimbabwe – Mugabe dishing out free maize ahead of a local by-election and evicts 250 people despite a court order to the contrary.

Zimbabwe Action Alert

Sokwanele – This is Zimbabwe has an action alert in respect of the ” arbitrary detention of Mrs. Netsai Mushonga the Coordinator of the Women’s Coalition, an umbrella body of...

Voices From Zimbabwe Plus

Zimbabwe:This is Zimbabwe in Surviving Zimbabwean Democracy presents a summary of the major arguments for and against the MDC's participation in the senate elections which a are now under two...

Zimbabwe: life in Harare

Harare Diary by Fire Pussy is thinking that living in Zimbabwe is like living in a constant state of “maybe” where failure has become a way of life. “When you...

Africa: Western ambassadors

Zimbabwean Pundit quotes Pan-Africanist writer, Baffour Ankomah, who “irked by the constant delvings of western ambassadors in Africa wants to know what Africa's diplomats in the west are doing that...

Zimbabwe: US ambassador

Zimbabwean social justice blog, Sokwanele, reports on the public rebuking of the US Ambassador, Christopher Dell, by Robert Mugabe. Mugabe accused the ambassador of “inappropriate behaviour” for what he saw...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus

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