· March, 2007

Stories about Zimbabwe from March, 2007

Zimbabwe: taking gospel too far!

  29 March 2007

Is putting your hands up in the air illegal in Zimbabwe?: The Media and Information Commission (MIC) whose business it is to accredit newspapers and journalists think some gospel music producers have taken the gospel too far. According to The Standard newspaper, Geoffrey Chaparadza who was involved in the production...

Africa: we should all wear sacks and cover ourselves in ash

  28 March 2007

A thought provoking piece by Dennis Matanda at the Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable, Africans: A race that got lost a long time ago: “And in response to Koluki’s www.africanpath.com’s article on ‘Are We Losing the Plot?’ my answer is a resounding YES. I will even dare to go further by saying...

Zimbabwe: living under a dictatorship

  27 March 2007

Zimpundit on life in Zimbabwe, “In Zimbabwe, a nation dominated by government owned media, keeping up with the political realities is an impossible and risky undertaking. Media in Zimbabwe is dominated by a state owned daily newspaper, and state owned radio and television. All reports carried by state media are...

Zimbabwe: Man killed, opposition arrested and tortured

  20 March 2007

The Zimbabwean government, backed into a desperate corner by a growing groundswell of protests, lashed out violently last week brutally crushing a “prayer meeting” planned by a coalition of civic organisations inlcuding the opposition. The fateful prayer meeting, slated for the Zimbabwe Grounds last week in the historically significant Highfields...

Zimbabwe: state cruelty

  17 March 2007

Kubatana's post shows cruelty by the goverment of Zimbabwe, “Spare a thought for the families of Sekai Holland and Grace Kwinjeh whose injuries were severe enough to warrant them being medivac’d to South Africa on March 17. To prepare for the evacuation they got the necessary clearance from the President’s...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's options in world cricket

  17 March 2007

Zimcricketnews figures out three options for Zimbabwe in the World Cup Cricket 2007, “The easy option (in maths terms) first: if Zimbabwe beat both Pakistan and West Indies, they’re through. The “need some help” options: if Zimbabwe beat West Indies, and Ireland beat both Pakistan and West Indies; or Zimbabwe...

Zimbabwe/South Africa: South Africa is a disgrace

  15 March 2007

Izzy Mutanhaurwa is utterly disgusted, “I am disgusted, completely utterly sickened by the attitude of South Africa. I do not know why they are against regime change in Zimbabwe? The latest ploy by South African ambassador to the UN is nauseating , its garbage diplomacy that should be laughed at...

Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

  13 March 2007

The 9th World Cup cricket started with a colorful opening ceremony in the Carribean islands. The tournament is scheduled for 51 matches in a span of one and a half months. The itinerary can be found here, the tickets here, and here is the official website. (via Cric Blog) The...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe will not stand alone

  13 March 2007

“”But Mugabe will not stand alone when the time for judgement comes, and it shall,” writes Isabella Matambanadzo blogging at Black Looks: “All other African leaders who have applauded his excesses will finally feel their guilt. Especially you, who had the power to intervene but chose instead to say Zimbabwe,...

Zimbabwe: a growing list of human rights abuse

  12 March 2007

This is Zimbabwe‘s list of human rights violation by Mugabe's administration,”Gift Tandare is the name of the young man killed by the Zimbabwean police yesterday. He was a young activist trying to participate in a rally yesterday, organised to voice objections to the myriad human rights abuses under Mugabe and...

Zimbabwe: activist shot dead by police

  12 March 2007

This is Zimbabwe posts an update on Zimbabwean government crackdown on pro-democracy activists: “The Save Zimbabwe Campaign, a campaign initiated by the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance, decided to press ahead with a prayer rally earlier today despite police refusal to grant permission for them to go ahead (read our recent posts...

Africa: Ya Ma'Afrika: African-themed TV series

  11 March 2007

Joshua Wanyama at African Path posts a press release about Ya Ma'Afrika, “Ya Ma'Afrika” is a fictional drama show that fuses the lives of 4 African women living in New York City and highlights the cultural experiences, contradictions and challenges of African women living in the West. In the show,...

Zimbabwe: International Women Courage Awards

  11 March 2007

Jenni Williams, the national coordinator of Women of Zimbabwe Arise! (WOZA) is one of the recipients of the International Women of Courage awards, “Ms. Williams is as deserving a recipient of the award as any other after what she continues to subject herself to in Zimbabwe for the sake democracy.”

Africa: Hope Raisers, “Da Bomb”, Swahili Hip Hop, & Zimfest

  10 March 2007

In the 4 weeks since my last post on Global Voices, there has been lots of activity covered by bloggers in the African music scene. Here is a roundup of just a small part of that activity. Music from Nairobi's slums at the 2007 World Social Forum Pambuzuka, an African...

Africa: China vs US

  8 March 2007

The Varsjinskij Prophecies sees a possible collision between China and the United States in Africa, “The fact that Hu’s visit and the announcement of AFRICOM coincided was most likely a coincidence. The Pentagon has been planning AFRICOM for years, and China’s involvement in Africa is hardly new. That said, it’s...

Zimbabwe: cracks, fissures and discontent all around

  5 March 2007

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe turned 83 a week ago. While he celebrated at a lengthy gala in Gweru, which was forced on residents and school children there, police issued a repressive ban on rallies and demonstrations in Harare. The ban, the regime's latest measure at calming an incessent tide of...

Africa: desperate call for recolonization

  1 March 2007

Dennis Matanda writes his last desperate call for the recolonization of Africa, “Look across the African continent today and see who is being villainous. I can, from over my shoulder, look down at Zimbabwe and see their octogenarian President, Mugabe going for another term and gluing himself to the seat...

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