· October, 2010

Stories about Zimbabwe from October, 2010

Zimbabwe: Big Brother Africa, Mugabe and US$300,000

  28 October 2010

Big Brother Africa is a television show produced by Endemol in South Africa. The show, which has become the most popular TV reality show in Africa, entered its fifth season with Big Brother Africa All-Stars. After 91 days of stiff and exciting competition, Nigerian musician and actor Uti Nwachukwu was announced the winner of US$200,000. The final two housemates were Nigeria's Uti and Zimbabwe's Munya Chidzonga. Although Munya lost, he ended up "winning" US$300,000. Follow Zimbabwean bloggers to know what happened.

Zimbabwe: When Will Zimbabwean Diaspora Return?

  25 October 2010

“When will Zimbabwean diaspora return?,” Glow asks: “…there is a niggling part of me that wonders how real change can come in Zimbabwe when such a large part of its wealthiest, most skilled and educated populace live and invest in faraway places.”

Zimbabwe: Last Chance to Complete Constitution Survey

  22 October 2010

Last chance to complete Sokwanele's online constitution survey: “On August the 6th 2010, Sokwanele launched a constitution survey, available to complete online and via MS Word for those who preferred to work through the questions offline. We have had a very good response, and we thank everyone who has taken...

Zimbabwe: What does Zimbabwe have to offer children?

  20 October 2010

What does Zimbabwe have offer children?: “Away from personal experience, the law protecting children or, more accurately, the lack of law protecting children in Zimbabwe is shocking. Looking at the current constitution as of February 2009, there is no particular area where the needs of children are addressed.

Zimbabwe: Update on Zimbabwe's New Draft Constitution

  20 October 2010

Zimbabweans are discussing the proposed draft of a new constitution. This will be Zimbabwe's second constitution. A proposed new constitution to replace the Lancaster House Agreement of 1979 was approved by the Parliament in 1999, but was defeated in the 2000 referendum. Zimbabwe will hold a referendum on the new constitution next year on June 30.

Zimbabwe: Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe Support Ministry of Health

  19 October 2010

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe have released a statement supporting the call by the Ministry of Health to provide condoms to prisoners: “The danger of sexual violence in prisons is extremely increased under conditions of severe overcrowding and malnutrition such as currently prevails in Zimbabwe.Prison culture encourages men to have...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe tests the credibility of the world

  18 October 2010

Can the world and the region trust Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe?: “One of the longstanding disputes between Zanu PF and MDC-T through the implementation of the Global Political Agreement has been over Robert Mugabe’s unilateral appointment of governors.”

Zimbabwe: A Few Facts About Water in Zimbabwe

  15 October 2010

Today is Blog Action Day today, and the theme this year is ‘Water’. Here are few facts about water in Zimbabwe: * Only one fifth of Zimbabwe’s population has access to clean water * 900 cases and 25 deaths have been recorded as a result of cholera in Zimbabwe in...

Africa: African elite rulers, quacks and bulimia

  9 October 2010

“African elite rulers, quacks and bulimia” by Tanzanian blogger Nkwazi Mhango: “Like Mugabe, Kikwete is currently using public funds to run his campaigns in order to remain in power. His chief campaigners are none but his wife Salma and his son Ridhiwani.”

Zimbabwe: We are tired of poor service delivery

  1 October 2010

Zimbabweans speak out about poor service delivery: “I’m very much worried about the so called ZESA load shedding especially in the area I live, Hatfield. Usually the cutoff is at 5.30pm and will be back at around 10pm and will also be off as early as 4.30am.”