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Accountable to each other?
November 25, 2016, 10:29 am


Dear Family and Friends,

After a fortnight away you return to Zimbabwe and instantly know you are home:  you can feel it in your heart, sense it in your soul, breathe it into your lungs, see it with your own eyes. It’s not just the beautiful blue sky, hot sun and stunning landscapes but much more than that, it’s the people: children straggling home from s
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Accomplices to the looting
November 9, 2016, 5:59 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Arriving at the international bank on another sweltering November morning in Zimbabwe, I was pleasantly surprised not to see hundreds of people camped out on the surrounding pavements. It could only mean one thing, the bank didn’t have any money. Sitting behind the wheel in a parked car nearby a man yawned and lifted his hand in greeting; he
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Moral blameworthiness, but wait, no pens allowed!
October 28, 2016, 11:42 am


Dear Family and Friends,

After weeks of extremely high temperatures there’s nothing nicer than going out early in the morning before the October heats sets in for the day. If you’re lucky you might hear a nightjar calling to its mate before it settles down to sleep for the day; or a spotted Eagle Owl gliding silently back to its roost. If you’re out walk
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The elephant in Zimbabwe's room
October 14, 2016, 12:49 pm


Dear Family and Friends,

Zimbabwe’s notorious October heat has descended over the country and we are positively wilting under a blazing sky. Respite comes only early in the morning and evening when the liquid, bubbling song of the Coucal fills the air while mosquitoes emerge by the dozen to chase you back inside hot houses! It’s usually the time of year when a
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Them and us
September 30, 2016, 8:23 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Along the banks of the river a burning bush Combretum in full flower is a sight to behold in Zimbabwe in late September 2016. Crimson flowers cascading along overhanging branches, their splendor reflected in the water, almost takes your breath away. The days here start with a magnificent pink sunrise and end with the  grunting of hippos while
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