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· March, 2006

Stories about Zimbabwe from March, 2006

Zimbabwe: ZANU-PF Newspaper

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!

Zimbabwe: Equatorial Guinea and Oil

Yebo Gogo talks about the closer ties between the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, Teodoro Obaing, and asks if it is all about oil.

Zimbabwe: Mining & Financial sectors

Eddie Cross writing in Zimbabwean Pundit comments on the mining and financial services sector in Zimbabwe which has survived Zanu PF but have been battered and bruised in the process.

Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West

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...

African women blogging this week

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...

Zimbabwe: Weekly inflation

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

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...

Buying In, Selling Out or Scraping By: Francophone African Bloggers on Social Mobility and Education

School on Hold While Mom Scrapes By Carine. Courtesy Tony Katombe. Le Blog du Congolais shares (FR) the touching story of Carine, a 22 year-old from the DRC with an...

Zimbabwe: Quality of sanitary towels

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...

Zimbabwe: No plot to kill Mugabe?

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...

Zimbabwe: Role of NGOs

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

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...

Zimbabwe: Arms cache found

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...

IWD: Honouring African Women – Part 2

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...

IWD: Honouring African Women – Part 1

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...

Zimbabwe: Gender violence

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...

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

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...

Zimbabwe: inflation & food shortages

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”...

African Music Roundup #4

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