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


The spark
February 26, 2011, 6:55 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

On a stretch of road to the south east of the capital city of Harare I was extremely fortunate to witness an uprising recently. It wasn’t an uprising of people throwing off a dictator but an uprising of aerial attackers after a rain storm. It began in the early afternoon when the only visible sign of a possible onslaught was two wide bands o
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Yellow bellied losers or Day of the Jackal?
February 19, 2011, 11:59 am



Dear Family and Friends,

We have had two years of relative tranquillity under the uneasy governance of a combined MDC and Zanu PF regime but that is starting to change very rapidly. Since Christmas there has been a new wave of property invasions, including holiday cottages in Nyanga and Juliasdale, and weekend and tourist venues around Lake Chivero, including caravan parks,
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Wiped clean
February 12, 2011, 3:03 pm

 

 

Dear family and friends

China’s Foreign Minister arrived in Harare just three days after a bunch of Zanu PF youths went running through the streets of central Harare.  According to The Herald newspaper, these men were on a police approved demonstration against foreign businesses and traders and even had a police escort on their route. The demonst
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People who cannot be traced
January 29, 2011, 11:16 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

All eyes are glued on developments to the far north of Zimbabwe. First in Tunisia and then in Egypt we have witnessed what happens when people finally reach the end of their patience with leaders who have been in power for too long.

In Tunisia Mr Ben Ali had been in power for 23 years and protesters said they’d had enough of corrupti
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Whispers in the pine needles
January 22, 2011, 10:46 am

 

 

Dear Family and Friends,

There is a natural swimming pool on a cold mountain river in Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. At a spot where the Inyangombe River cavorts over an outcrop of smooth, weathered, brown rocks, the river settles briefly into a pool below the waterfalls. Sometime in the past, many decades ago, river sand was brought in and deposited o
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