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· May, 2006

Stories about Zimbabwe from May, 2006

Zimbabwe: Murambatsvina

This is Zimbabwe (Sokwanele) publishes a poem in honour of the victims of Murambatsvina last year when the Zimbabwean security forces brutally destroyed the homes of thousands of Zimbabweans poorest...

South Africa: Anthology of lesbian writings

Acoustic Motorbike reviews a newly released Anthology of writings from South African lesbians entitled. “Sometimes X, Sometimes Y” which she describes as “It is a beautiful, moving anthology of personal...

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai rally in Leeds

The Zimbabwean Pundit comments on Morgan Tsvangirai's rally in Leeds, UK on Sunday and wonders how many people really attended.

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

Zimbabwe: The first anniversary of Zimbabwe's notorious “cleanup” operation, Operation Murambatsvina passed recently. There was a marked reticence among Zimbabwean bloggers towards organized commerations. Accoustic Motorbike explains her reasons; Marking...

Zimbabwe: Mutambara

Cry My Beloved Zimbabwe comments on the MDC faction led by Mutambara who he sees as a ” an over-ambitious, opportunist. When he was recently interviewed on SW Radio Africa...

Zimbabwe: UK Asylum seekers

The Bearded Man reports on the Zimbabwean asylum ruling in the UK...”According to Home Office figures on Tuesday, Zimbabwean asylum-seeker numbers jumped 96 percent to 755 from January to March...

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

“No Sarkozy! Immigration does not come from a vacuum,” says (Fr) Semett in a post on French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy's immigration policies. “With centuries of merciless exploitation of subsaharan...

Zimbabwe: Militarization of Agriculture

Enough is Enough comments on Zimbabwean government's attempts to militarize the country's agricultural sector which he says is failing. He adds that Zimbabweans live in fear but we should not...

Zimbabwe: Arrest of WOZA members

This is Zimbabwe reports on the arrest of 4 women members of WOZA on Monday by Zimbabwean security forces.

Zimbabwe: Remembering Murambatsvina

Operation Drive Out Trash – One Year On – Last year on 18th May the police in Harare began the systematic destruction of what were deemed to be illegal dwellings....

African Diaspora: Victory for Sarkozy's Immigration Law

” [French Interior Minister] Sarkozy's immigration law [CESEDA] passed in the French National Assembly! ” says (Fr) Aimafrica . “For a country like Mali, this could be the beginning of...

Zimbabwe: Destruction of homes

Today is the one year anniversary of the Murambatsvina in which the government of Zimbabwe destroyed the homes and livlihoods of thousands of people. This is Zimbabwe asks that we...

Zimbabwe: Repression continues

The Bearded man has various reports of more repression by the Zimbabwean government – the arrest of a Mugabe critic; the ban of public prayers and marches; journalists barred from...

Zimbabwe: WOZA trial

This is Zimbabwe reports on the trial of 63 members of WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise) which started on Monday.….”Their crime was to protest deteriorating human rights conditions in Zimbabwe,...

Zimbabwe: Questions on Mutambara

Enough is Enough tries to work out what exactly MDC breakaway Arthur Mutambara is standing for. He asks “So what alternative is he for the people of Zimbabwe if he...

Chad: What is France doing there?

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa?” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to...

Africa: List of French Institutions Specialized in the Continent

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique posts (Fr) a list of French universities, centers, laboratories and other French institutions that specialize in the study of Africa.

Zimbabwe: View from the Diaspora

Cry Beloved Zimbabwe discusses reactions to the political situation in Zimbabwe by those living in the Diaspora particuarly in the UK.Exile to many Zimbabweans became an opportunity to enrich ourselves...

Voices From Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

Zimbabwe:A whirlwind tour of Europe by Arthur Mutambara the leader of the “pro-senate” faction of Zimbabwe's oppposition the MDC was the center of the nation's largest “cyber controversies” over the...

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