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African Tears Beyond Tears Innocent Victims Imire Can you hear the drums, by Cathy Buckle

We've lost our way.
April 27, 2013, 9:07 am


Dear Family and Friends,

On the outskirts of Harare the traffic is backed up, nose to tail, for nearly twenty kilometres by six thirty in the morning. A country awash with cheap, second-hand Japanese cars clogging single lane highways and the smooth flow of traffic held up by police who repeatedly wave off every single passenger minibus. Money but not tickets change hands
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Texted, tweeted and twiddled their fingers
April 20, 2013, 10:18 am


Dear Family and Friends,

As we draw ever closer to elections in Zimbabwe and despite not yet knowing  when they’ll  take place, the rhetoric is already growing . Top of the list is the embarrassing incident  concerning the UN and the 132 million US dollars we apparently need to hold elections. After a joint request was made in writing for financial as
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Happy birthday Zimbabwe: A-loot-a Continua.
April 13, 2013, 7:45 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Zimbabwe turns 33 on 18th April 2013. Because it’s a dangerous occupation taking photographs here, it’s safer to use words to describe what my home town looks like 33 years after independence from colonial rule.


Outside the large provincial government hospital half a dozen convicts from the local priso
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Bubbling black pot
April 6, 2013, 8:47 am


Dear Family and Friends,

When the mists are slow to lift out of the riverbeds in the mornings you know that winter is near in Zimbabwe. In the deep green foliage of the Musasa trees the young Sparrowhawk screams, urging you to stop and watch as it prepares to pounce, while down in the vleis and  along the streambanks the Red Hot Pokers are a mass of warm, fiery orang
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Return the favour to Beatrice
March 23, 2013, 9:34 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Large red hearts had been tied to some lamp posts along the main highway through my home town five days after the country voted in a referendum. Made of kaylite the red hearts with white lettering proclaimed: “VIVA ZANU PF,” and with those words we know for sure that open season has begun.     

Hardly h
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