· February, 2006

Stories about Zimbabwe from February, 2006

Zimbabwe: Mugabe birthday speech

  27 February 2006

Zimbabwean blogger, the Bearded Man reports on Mugabe's birthday speech in which he blasts imperialism and gays and lesbians..on imperialism “in a state of readiness to fight the enemies who might dare to attack you, invade you or claim through the use of arms that a portion of Zimbabwe belongs...

Zimbabwe: Demonstrations on Mugabe's Birthday

  27 February 2006

President Mugabe celebrated his birthday last Tuesday. This is Zimbabwe reports that many citizens took to the streets in protests, demonstrations and sit-ins…“The ongoing countrywide demonstrations by students spread to Masvingo Polytechnic on Tuesday, as police briefly arrested 15 students before releasing them later in the day. The Zimbabwe National...

Zimbabwe: bridges to London

22 February 2006

Zimbabwean Pundit writes on the Zimbabwean media frenzy over reports that Mugabe has extended a gracious welcome to the new British High Commissioner, asking him to please “build bridges to London. Zimpundit concludes…”There's no need for this hullabaloo, it's just glimpses of old glory from a defunct former statesman, not...

Zimbabwe: The unreal lives of the very rich

20 February 2006

This is Zimbabwe comments on the difference between the lives of the “filthy rich” Zimbabweans and the rest of the population. …”The ostrich syndrome is typical of the filthy rich upper class complacency, those who don’t vote because they don’t want to rock the boat, don’t read the papers because...

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  20 February 2006

Zimbabwe: Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), a civic action group looking out for the welfare of Zimbabwean women, held their third annual valentine's day protest march. This is Zimbabwe blogged that flyers promoting the march brought Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo, to a standstill days before the event. This is Zimbabwe's...

Zimbabwe: IMF debt a waste of resources

  17 February 2006

Zimbabwean Pundit likens Zimbabwe's repayment of the IMF debt to that “the head of a family in a starving village, throwing food over the fence to baboons waiting on the outside, while the children of the village die of hunger, malnutrition and disease”

Zimbabwe: WOZA demonstrate for Bread and Roses

  15 February 2006

The Bearded man reports on a protest held in Harare yesterday by WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise). More than 400 women were arrested in the demonstration called Bread and Roses…….”The bread stands for the need for affordable food, and the roses represent the need to be dignified and the call...

Zimbabwe: MDC infighting

  13 February 2006

This is Zimbabwe discusses who might be behind the infighting going on in the Movement for Democratic Change opposition party in Zimbabwe….

Zimbabwe: urban nightmares

10 February 2006

Zimbabwean Pundit reminds us that for Zimbabwe's displaced urban dwellers, life has not changed …..”Large portions of Zimbabwe's urban dwellers continue to live undocumented lives outside of the meagre infrustructural support offered by the failing government.”

  9 February 2006

Musengeshi Katata comments (FR) on Amely-James Koh Bela's book on African prostitution in the West at Forum Realisance: “Can one really defend values that are everyday assaulted and eroded by poverty? … Without a battle against poverty including against western exploitation and the depravation of African economies, without a protracted...

Zimbabwe: Opposition rejects Mbeki claims

8 February 2006

The Bearded Man has a series of reports from Zimbabwe including “Zimbabwe Opposition Leaders Reject Mbeki Claims ” denying knowledge of an agreed constitution with Zanu-PF and the Zambian government states it does not want any Zimbabwean oppostion parties in the country.

Zimbabwe: news roundup

7 February 2006

Zimbabwean Pundit has a roundup of news items on Zimbabwe from assasination attempts to deportation.

Voices From Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  6 February 2006

Zimbabwe: Inflation continues to rule the day in Zimbabwe where they recently introduced a 50,000 dollar note in a bid to help hauling the country's porous currency around. Ironically, said new note is not enough to buy a loaf bread a mundane necessity so This is Zimbabwe asks, “Can anyone...

Zimbabwe: food shortages

2 February 2006

The Bearded man has a roundup of Zimbabwean news: shortage of Zimbabwe's staple food, maize meal, means people are eating substandard bread if they can afford it; the issue of a Zim dollar 50,000 note which with the hyper inflation will buy 3.6 eggs or 4 candles.

Zimbabwe: arrest of students

1 February 2006

The Passion of the Present reports on the arrest of 4 Zimbabweans who were carrying out research “on the effects of the government's controversial urban clean-up campaign after mistaking them for journalists.”