· February, 2008

Stories about Zimbabwe from February, 2008

Zimbabwe: Is Dr. Simba Makoni a puppet?

  18 February 2008

Is Dr. Simba Makoni, Zimbabwe's former finance minister, a genuine contender for the presidential election in Zimbabwe or simply part of a political ploy to keep President Robert Mugabe in power? Is the electoral process in Zimbabwe ready for a free and fair elections? These are some of the hot issues and questions in the Zimbabwean blogosphere.

Zimbabwe: My first ever bribe

  17 February 2008

Hope's first ever bribe in Zimbabwe: “I bribed a government official yesterday – my first ever bribe. The Zimbabweans reading this post may now shut their mouths and massage their bruised chins from where they hit the floor. I know that everyone does it but this really was my first...

Zimbabwe: Valentine's Day Protest

  14 February 2008

Kubatana blog has a post about Valentine's Day Protest in Zimbabwe: “The power of love will overcome the love of power, claims Zimbabwean activist group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA). In what has become an annual event, an estimated 800 members of WOZA members (and their male counterparts in MOZA)...

Zimbabwe: Four way choice

  13 February 2008

Development Talks blog discusses Zimbabwe presidential politics: “With just under 8 weeks to go before the elections, last week saw the announcement of the failure of the 2 MDC factions to form a coalition for the upcoming election in March. Talks between the two party leaders, Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur...

Zimbabwe: What is the real inflation figure?

  13 February 2008

Zimbabaloola puts inflation figures in Zimbabwe into local context: “Everybody seems to have a different figure for inflation in Zimbabwe. The most commonly used is 24000 percent, though occasionally one still sees the government figure of 8000 percent. That’s year ON year, of course. I’ve used the inflation calculator here...

Africa: A month into 2008: Hope, Dreams, Living

  2 February 2008

2008 is one month old. Different African women bloggers are going through different spiritual experiences. For many, this is just another year, exactly the same as 2007, and 2006, all the way back to the day they were born.

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