Zimbabwe’s decades’ long, embedded and complex challenges have no easy fix. Unfortunately, none of the current politicians – across the political spectrum – have the leadership … Continue reading Zimbabwe, it’s time for an overhaul
Luigi Di Maio, the racist far right Deputy Prime Minister of Italy believes that ‘Africans should be in Africa, not at the bottom of the Mediterranean.’ He … Continue reading Strange bedfellows: African sovereignty & the European far right
Land was at the epicentre of different liberation struggles in Africa and continues to be an issue to this day. Pan-African unity was propagated when liberation … Continue reading United we stand?: Land, pan-Africanism & the damoclean sword of sanctions
In a not-so-distant dystopian Zimbabwean future, the country is a barren wasteland decimated by years of drought, unbridled corruption from a second ZANU-PF/MDC unity government, and … Continue reading Back to the future: running for power, but what about the people?
On 30 July, Zimbabweans will take to the ballots to vote for new members of Council, Parliament and, of course, the big one, the President of Zimbabwe. … Continue reading Straight-ticket voting needs a rethink
A well-loved statistic is that Zimbabwe has the highest literacy rate in Africa. It sits loftily at 97%. So proud are we of this that it’s … Continue reading Oh Zimbabwe, education is more than just being able to read
Article by Ricky Marima originally posted on his blog, Africa’s economics and other crimes, and republished here with his consent. Since President Mnangagwa’s inauguration last November, Zimbabwe’s … Continue reading No such thing as a free recovery
“They are preaching form over substance,” says Conversation Zimbabwe’s Eleph Gula-Ndebele on the Zimbabwean government while the country marks 38 years of independence. Listen here Continue reading Talking independence: current state of Zimbabwe
Getting widowed in Zimbabwe is life altering, not just the trauma of losing a spouse, but the treatment from those still alive that comes with it. … Continue reading Until your death do me apart: The widow’s lament
Original post: ‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls On 6th September, StarFM’s show Pane Nyaya hosted two children who spoke about being forced into prostitution in Harare. One was 9, the other 13. The interview, painful to listen … Continue reading ‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls
2018 is around the corner, electioneering is just at that point before fever pitch. The all-too-familiar pre-rallying phase. The time when new political parties pop up … Continue reading “Dear diaspora, give us your money, but keep out of politics”
A significant proportion of the Zimbabwean population has emigrated to other parts of the world over the years. The reasons are multiple, one of the main ones being economic. The situation in Zimbabwe has proven difficult for people to get … Continue reading Would you go back to Zimbabwe?
WE ARE FUCKED! When words fail, the only thing some of us can say or do is gasp – exasperated – and swear. For me, that … Continue reading Oh dear, WE ARE FUCKED!
Access original post: This is NOT normal In a few short hours, bond notes are going to be on the streets. After months of citizens campaigning against their reintroduction. After pleas for the Reserve Bank and the government to try anything, … Continue reading Mwana wevhu on Bond notes: This is not normal
I remember it like it was yesterday; and those who were there will likely remember it too (albeit differently and for different reasons): it was a … Continue reading When The Men meet, women are flies on the revolution’s wall