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

Who was holding the gun?
July 21, 2012, 10:42 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Our new draft constitution has finally been released. It has been four years in the making and cost  over forty million US dollars to get to this stage. The draft runs to 164 pages; each of its fifty six thousand plus words has cost over one thousand US dollars. Within hours of its release the draft constitution had been posted on numerous we
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Funny, we thought it was about human rights.
July 14, 2012, 8:00 am


Dear Family and Friends,
It’s been a roller coaster week in Zimbabwe with major developments which will have a huge impact on the future of the country making news every day. First came news that a Zimbabwean woman who admitted to being actively involved with Zanu PF gangs and beating farm workers during two farm invasions has been denied refugee status in the UK. At t
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Next up for grabs
July 7, 2012, 8:22 am


Dear Family and Friends,

We don’t know if we’re on our heads or our heels in Zimbabwe after the latest government notice about indigenisation. It seems the farms and mines are not enough and next up for grab are businesses, banks, schools, and virtually every privately owned entity. The best way to tell it is with quotes.

The latest indigenisatio
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Snakes, eels and burning maize bags
June 30, 2012, 9:19 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Standing on a bridge, looking down into a cold mountain river, I wondered what the chances were of seeing a trout. It was a quiet winters morning in an uninhabited area and my patience was rewarded, not with a fish but with a reptile. A thin green snake swam across the river, sliding on the surface of the water, from one bank to the other. At the
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Less is more
June 23, 2012, 5:49 am


Dear Family and Friends,
Front page headlines midweek screamed the shocking news that President Mugabe’s trip to Brazil was costing the country seven million US dollars. The President had gone to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to attend a UN summit on Sustainable Development. He was accompanied by a delegation of ninety two people.

The next day I attended a meeting a
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