· January, 2008

Stories about Zimbabwe from January, 2008

Zimbabwe: Expiration date for currency

  26 January 2008

Aaron in Sudan writes about financial crisis in Zimbabwe: “I can't say that I've ever seen this before. Government issued currency with a “best before” date on it. This is further indication of just how desperate things are in Zimbabwe.”

Zimbabwe: Questionable decision

  11 January 2008

Bev Clark discusses the move to ban Zimbabwe cricket national team: “David Miliband, Britain’s Foreign Secretary has joined Flash Gordon in stating that Zimbabwe must not be allowed to tour England in the summer of 2009…Now what if we substituted Zimbabwe for Pakistan in this argument?”

Zimbabwe: Villagers trading in Rand

  8 January 2008

Mugabe Mukaipa posts a news article published in the Zimbabwe Standard about Zimbabweans using the South African currency: “Villagers in most parts of Matabeleland are selling their livestock in South African Rand, citing the volatility of the Zimbabwean dollar whose value continues to tumble against major currencies.”

Zimbabwe: Nova Mambone, Buzi and Machanga under water

  2 January 2008

Moçambique para Todos [pt] reports on the heavy seasonal rains that have flooded Zimbabwe. “Particularly, Machanga and Búzi have no communication with the rest of the country and the people are in refugee centres organized in schools and churches. It is estimated that 42,690 people are at risk in the...