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Marching against themselves
May 27, 2016, 6:40 am


Dear Family and Friends,

After weeks of claims, counterclaims, assertions and denials over who had called for a million man march, who was organizing it, who was supporting it, who was going to attend it and what it was actually in aid of, Africa Day’s 2016 Million Man March has come and gone in Zimbabwe. 


In the week leading up to Africa
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Printing money again
May 6, 2016, 7:27 am


Dear Family and Friends,

The day that Zimbabweans have been most dreading for the last eight years, arrived this week. Zimbabwe is going to start printing money again.  We all knew that the centre couldn’t hold when the banks started running out of US dollars a few months ago and the problem has got worse with each passing day. Government salary payments to civ
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Coming of age?
April 15, 2016, 9:59 am


Dear Family and Friends,

In three days time Zimbabwe celebrates 36 years of Independence.  Take a ride with me and see what I see in typical small town Zimbabwe.


It’s been over ten years since the local council did any maintenance to the road I live on despite repeated written and verbal requests. The gullies are deep, storm drains swallo
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Green cardboard biscuit box
April 1, 2016, 7:50 am


Dear Family and Friends,

There were ten members of the mbira band sitting along the narrow wooden bench: six  men and four boys. The band leader, the oldest in the group, addressed the small audience on a sweltering afternoon under a dazzling blue sky. The sun was slowly heading towards the horizon when the band leader stood up to speak. First the older members of th
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Nothing fair or impartial about the Land Compensation Fund
March 11, 2016, 9:26 am


Dear Family and Friends,

Driving past the big Acacia trees where the vervet monkeys always used to play, I feel the knot in my stomach tightening. It’s a beautiful day: warm blue sky, pink and white Cosmos flowers along the roadsides and the grass is tall and golden but already I don’t want to see what I know I’m going to see. I’m going to drive pa
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