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
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
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
Something curious has been happening in Zimbabwe of late. The nation’s First Lady has been holding rallies in various provinces. These rallies look and sound like campaign rallies to me, anyway. Though there’s nothing she could be campaigning for. She … Continue reading From the bedroom to the presidential boardroom: The slow rise of women in power