Zimpundit

I am a passionate Zimbabwean oft distraught at the predicament our country finds itself in. I blog about all things in Zimbabwean politics. My ultimate quest is that of the “elusive quest for growth.”

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Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  3 April 2006

Zimbabwe: After long silence Manulite is back blogging again! In his very first post, Manu recounts having a bad day, There are times when you think you are having a very, very bad day. Then there are times when bad days are in season. Of course bad days can be...

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  20 March 2006

Zimbabwe: This is Zimbabwe celebrated their first annivesary Sunday. Ironically, the blog's birthday is clouded by the government's omnous intentions to fast track a bill will allow them to monitor people's online expression and activities. Are laws like these a threat to the writing of a blog like ours? Well,...

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  6 March 2006

Zimbabwe: Last weekend Zimbabwean politics were rocked by the flamboyant reentry of former student activist turned rocket scientist turned businessman Arthur Mutambara. Mutambara, who captivated the nation's imagination with his radical and sometimes violent opposition to Mugabe over a decade ago, emerged as the uncontested new leader of the MDC's...

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  20 February 2006

Zimbabwe: Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), a civic action group looking out for the welfare of Zimbabwean women, held their third annual valentine's day protest march. This is Zimbabwe blogged that flyers promoting the march brought Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo, to a standstill days before the event. This is Zimbabwe's...

African Bloggers Respond to the Rise of China in Africa

  12 February 2006

There's no doubt about it China has emerged as the newest economic force fast embroiled in the global race for markets and raw materials. No where is this more apparent than in Africa where the Chinese are converging on the continent intent on reaping economic benefits of all sorts from...

Voices From Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  6 February 2006

Zimbabwe: Inflation continues to rule the day in Zimbabwe where they recently introduced a 50,000 dollar note in a bid to help hauling the country's porous currency around. Ironically, said new note is not enough to buy a loaf bread a mundane necessity so This is Zimbabwe asks, “Can anyone...

Zimbabwe–Great Lakes Blog Roundup

  23 January 2006

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe, the last of Africa's “big men” turns 82 late next month. Members of the ruling ZANU-PF have begun murmuring about ambitous plans for an extravagant birthday bash despite the failing economy and famished population. The silver lining in Zimbabwe's dark cloud is that the rainy season has...

Voices From Zimbabwe Plus

  14 December 2005

Zimbabwe: With the elections gone and the country firmly in their grip, the ruling ZANU-PF unravelled their newest ploy to silence hostilities from their own citizens. Trevor Ncube, the publisher of two of Zimbabwe's independent newspapers The Independent and The Standard, and leading South African titles the Mail and Guardian,...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus

  29 November 2005

The people of Zimbabwe gave the ruling ZANU-PF and indeed all forms of purposeless politics their boldest affront to date as very few Zimbabweans turned up to vote during the senate elections held over the weekend. At some polling stations, only 6% percent of eligible voters showed indicating the undisputable...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus

  22 November 2005

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe took center stage a couple of times at WSIS in Tunis last week. First up was Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's president calling for an end to the use of the internet against the freedom of lesser developed countries by developed nations. “These last two years have shown us how...

Voices From Zimbabwe Plus

  15 November 2005

Zimbabwe:This is Zimbabwe in Surviving Zimbabwean Democracy presents a summary of the major arguments for and against the MDC's participation in the senate elections which a are now under two weeks away. Disturbed by the failure of many pundits to decipher just how mundane and cruel implications of an election...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3

  26 October 2005

Welcome to the inaugral edition of the “Voices from Zimbabwe Plus 3″ where I hope you'll find news from several small African blogospheres. Zimbabwe:-In what has now known as the MDC Senate Debacle, the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's main opposition party is locked in a stalemate over whether they...

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