Stories about Zimbabwe from April, 2006
Zimbabwe: Squatter camps destroyed
The Bearded Man reports that once again armed police have destroyed squatter camps in Zimbabwe, this time in the town of Masvingo. The police “burnt down the plastic shacks and chased away more than 200 people including children who lived at the camp.”
Zimbabwe: MDC renewed determination
Zimbabwean blog, Enough is Enough, comments on the MDC's leader Morgan Tsvangirai renewed determination to restore “Zimbabwe to what it should be”
Moral Fibre reports that Zimbabwean Vice President has complained that young Zimbabweans are not generally patriotic. Hardly surprising given the state of the country….”Circumstances in Zimbabwe are not conducive to a patriotic populace, I'm afraid. What with inflation at 913.6%, unemployment at 70% and the omnipresent threat of wide-scale famine,...
Zimbabwe: Nothing in Bulawayo
This is Zimbabwe comments on the lack of livestock and human activity during his travels to the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo…”The reasons seemed obvious … the consequencs of the misrule of the Mugabe regime … unemployment, emigration, little or no seed and fertiliser and poor health care.”
Zimbabwe: Street talk
Zimbabwe blog Enough is Enough publishes an interview with a Harare citizen on life in Zimbabwe two days after the recent independence day.
Zimbabwe: returning land to white farmers
Zimbabwean Blogger, The Bearded Man reports that the government plans to take back land from some 2000 black farmers who have failed to farm and hand the land back to the white farmers...”In a major policy reversal and the clearest admission yet by the Harare government that its controversial land...
Zimbabwe: Collasped Independence
Zimbabwean blog, This is Zimbabwe comments on this years Indpendence “celebrations” stating there is nothing to celebrate with high inflation, a collapsed health service and education system and high unemployment.
Zimbabwe: Plea for non-violence
Zimbabwe blogger, David Coltart posts an a letter from both factions of the MDC on “a plea for non-violence”.
Enough is Enough writing on the eve of Zimbabwe's independence day wonders if anyone will be celebrating the day..”In hollow statements Arthur Mutambara and Morgan Tsvangirai, the two leaders of the MDC’s bickering factions issued blurry calls for action from the Zimbabwean people.”
Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes
Zimbabwe: This is Zimbabwe is involved in a battle of semantics with Eddie cross after the former published this post which questioned some of the numbers put forth by the latter in this post after the MDC congress in Harare. Said Eddie Cross in response to the criticism, We are...
Zimbabwe: New blog
Enough is Enough is a new group blog from Zimbabwe. Writers include Zimpundit and the site is designed to enable you ” to find a wealth of information in different multimedia formats from a variety of vantage points including other Zimbloggers, observers, and Zimbabweans abroad. In Curt's words, “Enough is...
UK: Zimbabweans may be deported
The Bearded Man writes on the ruling of the British governments “The Asylum & Immigration Tribunal” ruling which had barred the deportation of Zimbabwean failed asylum seekers has been set aside leaving the door open for them to be deported back to Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai on the attack
Zimbabwean Pundit comments on changes that are taking place in the MDC as leader, Morgan Tsvangirai holds a series of rallys criticising the Mugabe regime.
Francophone Journalists who Cover Africa
Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique publishes (FR) a list of francophone journalists who cover Africa.
Zimbabwe: No health care
This is Zimbabwe writes a post on the lack of medical care in Zimbabwe and how this impacts on sick children.
African Diaspora: Forum on Euro-African Relations
Djibrilkeita announces (FR) an upcoming forum on European cooperation with Africa to take place in Paris April 9. Panelists will mostly discuss Rwanda and Ivory Coast.
Zimbabwe: MDC Congress
This is Zimbabwe publishes the response by Eddie Cross to a series of questions posed on their blog regarding the governance and politics of Zimbabwe and in particular to the MFD congress that recently took place.
Zimbabwe: Life for ordinary citizens
Zimpundit conducts an interview on the streets of Harare to find out what life is like for the people.
Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes
Zimbabwe: After long silence Manulite is back blogging again! In his very first post, Manu recounts having a bad day, There are times when you think you are having a very, very bad day. Then there are times when bad days are in season. Of course bad days can be...