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
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
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!
This week, the first first family (for there has only been one… really.) continued to celebrate the birth of the newest addition to their multigenerational family in plush surroundings kusingapore (Could be Singapore or where politicians are healed, but continue to go … Continue reading Patients to cough up (& cough more) as doctors give medical aid ultimatum
“In a time of universal deceit, to tell the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell Although I might be wrong, I suspect Lumumba Gerald … Continue reading #ThisFlag & #DigDeeper: Social media revolutions & Whatsapp Chimurenga
On the 4th of May 2016, the Reserve Bank Governor of Zimbabwe, Dr John Mangudya issued a press statement wherein he indicated that “the Reserve Bank … Continue reading A Legal Opinion on Mangundya’s Decision to Introduce ‘Bond Notes’
This piece was originally posted on Tina-Michelle’s blog, The Dimpled One So this morning I woke up to this interesting discussion on Twitter. ZiFM asked why it … Continue reading Why modern women allegedly can not submit to their husbands…
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
Hey, you! Yes, you. Stop slut shaming. I recently read about the “top 50 Harare naughty girls” list while catching up on what was then the … Continue reading Slut-shamers, sit down, it’s not your vagina