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


“The revolution is eating its own children.”
November 14, 2014, 11:53 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

When the pilot announces that the plane is entering Zimbabwean air space, your eyes are drawn to the windows.  After living through fourteen years of crisis and land take-overs which have left us importing over 80% of the food we eat, you know what you are undoubtedly going to see from the aeroplane window. In your head you know it’s go
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Of raindrops and weevils and poisonous pesticide
October 17, 2014, 11:52 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

The first shower of rain finally fell on the hard, dusty ground in my neighbourhood. Some parts of the country had already received rain and our turn came after hours of crashing thunder and dazzling lightening.  After six  months of dry and weeks of searing heat, even the two millimetres that fell brought relief: the dust is hardly sett
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Answers don't come easy
October 3, 2014, 4:30 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Summer has arrived in Zimbabwe with sweltering heat leaving us casting our gaze upwards every day, searching eagerly for clouds that may bring rain. Streets and avenues in urban areas are ablaze with purple Jacaranda flowers and everywhere the  familiar sights of summer bring brief respite from soaring temperatures. After almost no Musasa pod
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Stuck in the moment
September 12, 2014, 4:42 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

“This is my farm.” Those four little words that took Zimbabwe from being the grain basket of the continent to being a nett importer of food consistently for the last fourteen years have taken on a new twist this year. Now the four little words are: “This is my plot.”

Visiting a friend the other day I was shocked to
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The many faces of Zimbabwe
August 29, 2014, 8:28 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

What a strange, tangled web Zimbabwe weaves this August. On a political level is the meteoric rise of the President’s wife who, in a single month, has gone from having no political standing at all to being nominated to take over as the head of Zanu PF Women’s League and on the Zanu PF Central Committee by year end. Sixty-seater buses o
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