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Unravelling four years
June 15, 2013, 10:12 am


Dear Family and Friends,

The old saying that a day is a long time in politics has never seemed to be true for Zimbabwe. Year after year we’ve dragged through crisis after crisis: longing, wishing, hoping that something would happen, praying that the events of a day would somehow change the dark situation that we’ve been trying to survive for such a long time.<
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Look out of any window
June 8, 2013, 9:16 am


Dear Family and Friends,

For thirteen years Zimbabwe has been struggling for a free, fair and transparent election. Since February 2000 everything about elections has been about fear; about running, hiding, beating and brutality. Repeated electoral outcomes have been seriously questioned and now it’s almost that time again. As we approach another election most of us
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Of Kingfishers and caterpillars - do they remember?
June 1, 2013, 7:37 am


Dear Family and Friends,

It’s the calm before the storm in Zimbabwe, and we’re soaking it up, watching, waiting and bracing for what’s to come. It couldn’t be a nicer time to be watching!  In the cool, clear mornings the Woodland Kingfishers wake you up with their insistent, noisy chattering, going on for so long that there’s no chance o
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Who's in charge of this asylum?
May 25, 2013, 10:25 am


Dear Family and Friends,

After at least fifteen years of voting in elections with a highly flawed voters roll stuffed with dead people and countless missing names, Zimbabwe’s latest voter registration exercise shuddered to an end. The month long voter registration process had turned out to be an absolutely chaotic exercise which started with sensational news at the
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Give me something
May 18, 2013, 10:27 am


Dear Family and Friends,

After a few days away, the item on the top of my shopping list was a can of Coke; not because I wanted to buy a tin but because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Flicking through the headlines of things that had happened in Zimbabwe in the last week, one article amongst the same old political squabbling, contradictions and finger pointi
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