· May, 2007

Stories about Zimbabwe from May, 2007

Zimbabwe: inflation exceeds 10,000%

  30 May 2007

“The Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change’s economics spokesperson, Eddie Cross, says that judging from his own bakery business in Bulawayo the country’s inflation rate now exceeds 10 000%. In his regular newsletter on Wednesday, he said that he was told by a supplier that flour for his bakery would...

Zimbabwe: the game the police play

  22 May 2007

Kubatana blog on Zimbabwean police: “How’s that! All SADC citizens. Presumably this includes Zimbabwe where the police recently beat up a group of lawyers in downtown Harare. One of them being a most amazing woman called Eileen Sawyer, otherwise known as gogo, (meaning grandmother) because of her age – 80....

Zimbabwe: despite severe inflation…

  20 May 2007

Is Zimbabwe still moving forward?, asks David Kobia: “Africa is truly a continent of insoluble contradictions. Zimbabwe's largest mobile operator, Econet has introduced 3G (Third Generation) cellular service to the capital – Harare. So far there are only 2 other countries offering the service on the continent, South Africa and...

Zimbabwe: Remember Murambatsvina!

  20 May 2007

This is Zimbabwe remembers Murambatsvina: “In the dead of winter, just like Stalin, one his heroes, Bob set the armed forces on defenceless families and brought in the bulldozers to throw them into the street. Within a matter of weeks, 700 000 people were living in the open, exposed to...

Botswana: Zimbabweans in Nata village

  18 May 2007

Nata Village Blog: “Nata is located very close (about 30 miles) to the Zimbabwean border. Many of you following world news have undoubtedly heard of the crisis in Zimbabwe. Inflation in Zimbabwe has hit 2000% and unemployment is at an all time high. We are seeing more and more Zimbabweans...

Outrage as Zimbabwe assumes helm of key global organization

  14 May 2007

As if all the troubles bedeviling Zimbabweans were not enough, Zimbabweans were aghast last week as it emerged their beleaguered nation is going to lead the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in yet another cruel twist in the nightmare that is Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's ascendancy occurred in spite of the fact that it is the nation with both the fastest shrinking economy and one of the highest inflation rates in the world.

Zimbabwe: more arrests, regional neglect, and Western duplicity

  1 May 2007

Zimbabwe's bloggers have a wealth of information on the week that was in the troubled southern African country. There are reports of more arrests and torture, an emergency monetary policy statement, and an indepth look at the myopic bigotry of some in the West with regard to Mugabe. First, a...

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