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 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
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
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 people's online expression and activities. Are laws like these a threat to the writing of a blog like ours? Well,...
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 infectious smile who sells omelettes and doughnuts during school hours: Today I don't feel like eating Carine's omelettes. I can't...
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 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?
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
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 Africa only one out of every 9 rape cases is reported.
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 much and unnecessary He also provides links to related stories.
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 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
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
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%...
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 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
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
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...