· March, 2006

Stories about Zimbabwe from March, 2006

Zimbabwe: ZANU-PF Newspaper

30 March 2006

The Zimbabwean Pundit tells why the official newspaper of the ruling party in Zimbabwe (ZANU-PF) has been out of print for a whole week!

Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West

  26 March 2006

Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans living in Europe creating investment funds; they could then purchase on [various] stock markets the very companies that determine the...

African women blogging this week

  26 March 2006

It is that time of the year for those of us in the Diaspora, long nights and dark days in Europe set the heart and mind to thinking of life at home. Mshairi expresses her homesickness through a poem “Home (Again)” I want to stand by the shore as graceful...

Zimbabwe: Weekly inflation

  23 March 2006

The Beareded man has a series of reports from Zimbabwe ranging from, Air Zimbabwe now charging in US$, weekly inflation, assasination conspiracy and an ex Rhodesian soldier.

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  20 March 2006

Zimbabwe: This is Zimbabwe celebrated their first annivesary Sunday. Ironically, the blog's birthday is clouded by the government's omnous intentions to fast track a bill will allow them to monitor people's online expression and activities. Are laws like these a threat to the writing of a blog like ours? Well,...

Zimbabwe: Quality of sanitary towels

  16 March 2006

This is Zimbabwe reports on the governments decision to “quality test” sanitary towels” that have been donated during an international appeal….”At the moment Zimbabwean women are forced to use newspaper and toilet paper; those in the rural areas are apparently resorting to leaves and tree bark! And apparently this is...

Zimbabwe: No plot to kill Mugabe?

  15 March 2006

Zimbabwean Pundit reports on the release of yet another of those arrested for supposedly plotting to kill Mugabe....”The MDC's Brian James, a treasurer for the party's Manicaland structure was released yesterday, but gagged from spewing details about how porous the investigation still is. “

Zimbabwe: Role of NGOs

13 March 2006

This is Zimbabwe discusses the role of NGOs in Zimbabwe and questions whether they can contribute to bringing about an end to Zimbabwe's crisis.

Zimbabwe: one in nine campaign

  10 March 2006

New Zimbabwean blogger, Acoustic Motorbike, comments on a new campaign in South Africa against sexual violence called “One in Nine”. The campaign is centered on the fact that in South Africa only one out of every 9 rape cases is reported.

Zimbabwe: Arms cache found

  9 March 2006

The Bearded Man reports of a man arrested in Zimbabwe with a large cache of arms. He comments on the Government spin on the case which he feels is too much and unnecessary He also provides links to related stories.

IWD: Honouring African Women – Part 2

  8 March 2006

Pilgrimage to Self honours the “unheard voices” of African women – the women who maintain our communities but never get the recognition. This is for the woman who watches as her country is ravaged by war…..This is for the woman who has been sold into marriage for sake of family,...

IWD: Honouring African Women – Part 1

  8 March 2006

On International Women's Day, African bloggers have chosen to honour African women. We honour our mothers, sisters, grandmothers and daughters. Women whose names you will not see written in newspapers or hear on the radio but nonetheless women with courage whose spirits will always remain with us and guide us...

Zimbabwe: Gender violence

  7 March 2006

Zimbabwean blogger, Fire Pussy points to a book by IRIN on gender violence “Broken Bodies, Broken Dreams: Violence against women exposed. Some horrendous statisticw – “On average five Indian women a day are killed in “accidental” kitchen fires because dowry payments have not been met. 25% of girls and 8%...

  7 March 2006

The Bearded Man reports from Zimbabwe. It seems the government is concerned over “possibilty/probability of the tired, weary and generally unhappy Zimbabwean population rising up in revolt against their rule.”

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  6 March 2006

Zimbabwe: Last weekend Zimbabwean politics were rocked by the flamboyant reentry of former student activist turned rocket scientist turned businessman Arthur Mutambara. Mutambara, who captivated the nation's imagination with his radical and sometimes violent opposition to Mugabe over a decade ago, emerged as the uncontested new leader of the MDC's...

Zimbabwe: inflation & food shortages

  6 March 2006

Eddie Cross writing in Zimbabwean Pundit the state of the economy from the exgtravaganza of Mugabe's birthday celebrations to the spiraling inflation and food shortages. He pridicts the “final storm” is coming and the battle to get Zimbabwe back on the tracks of democracy once again.

Zimbabwe: Breakaway MDC

  1 March 2006

Zimbabwean Pundit reports on the leader of the new breakaway party from the MDC, Arthur Mutambara.“Not only did Mutambara's reentry into Zimbabwean politics triger a controversy that threatened to discombobulate the faction, his entiree recruitment and ascension to leadership is predicated upon a principle that is antithetical to the very...