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”
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
Piece by Mako Muzenda originally posted on her blog, Mwana Wevhu , and republished here with her consent. I hear stories of young men and women, still in school uniforms, leaving their institutions of learning to run into the bushes and pick … Continue reading What is a hero?
This post was originally posted as a status on Fadzayi Mahere’s facebook and is republished here with her consent In terms of section 61(1) of the … Continue reading Know your rights: #ZimbabweShutdown & #ThisFlag legal
When I walk through the gates, I expect the armed policeman stationed in the guard box to stop me, or the plain-clothed guy in there to at least give me a suspicious look. Neither happens and I stroll up on the red-and-black brick paving. Continue reading In Search of a Tormented Soul
The 16th of June is the International Day of the African Child, we are joined this week by Eku McGred who kindly shared his poem, ‘African Child’ … Continue reading African Child
In recent weeks, the #ThisFlag movement initiated by Pastor Evan Mawarire has allowed Zimbabweans to express their concerns about government. Most of the focus was and is on government accountability, corruption and ending poverty. While others saw it as just … Continue reading Zimbabwe: Bankrupt!
I dislike comparison as it uses another as a benchmark of our own worth and as Mark Twain aptly put it, “comparison is the death of … Continue reading Africa’s would be Switzerland