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· June, 2011

Stories about Zimbabwe from June, 2011

Africa: On Being in a Mixed Race Relationship

  30 June 2011

Fiona discusses the challenges of being in a mixed race relationship: There are so many reasons why your family and others might take issue with your prospective partner. People will sum up your partner and make whatever assumptions they want based on their own personal biases. I confess that I...

Zimbabwe: Choosing the Lesser Devil

  27 June 2011

Thandi argues that an assessment of the range of political parties in Zimbabwe shows that Zimbabweans just have to choose the lesser devil: “It’s mediocre politicians all around, positing ludicrous policies whilst they happily take part in scandalous shenanigans…Question is, whose political thrust will be easiest to endure?”

Africa: 11 Ways For African Revolutionaries to Get Around Internet Blockades

  26 June 2011

Willemien Groot's Guide for African Revolutionaries: 11 Ways to get around internet blockades: “Internet blockades are more the rule than the exception in non-democratic countries. But there are ways to get round them, even though no censorship circumvention tool is 100 percent safe. Rule number 1: you’re clever, but the...

Zimbabwe: A Golf Day For Members of Parliament

  17 June 2011

Is Wednesday a gold day for Zimbabwe's parliamentarians?: “Sadly, there were only three Ministers in the House during the session, namely; Deputy Prime Minister Professor Arthur Mutambara, the Minister of Finance Hon. Tendai Biti and the Minister of Public Works Hon. Joel Gabbuza. As a result, all questions with written...

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Africa: Bloggers Remember the International Day of the African Child

  16 June 2011

June 16 marks the International Day of the African Child. The day was initiated by the Organisation of African Unity on June 16, 1991. The day honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day and raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of quality of life for African children. Bloggers remember...

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Zimbabwe: What is Next?

  12 June 2011

As Zimbabwe heads for possible polls later this year, netizens have taken to the Internet to express their views on politics, violence and the economy that would not see the light of day in the country's traditional media space.

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World: Blatter's Back But FIFA's Future is Shaky

  4 June 2011

Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter has won his fourth term as the president of FIFA, the most powerful and lucrative sports organization in the world. One Zimbabwean blogger notes that there are many parallels between FIFA's and Zimbabwe's processes of conducting elections and wielding power.

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