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Of little boys, bees and the state of our nation
August 28, 2015, 11:39 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Five days before 91 year old President Mugabe gave his State of the Nation Address to Parliament this week, a nightmare was underway in a small rural village in Zimbabwe. It wasn’t the sort of event that makes headlines or gets referred to in a State of the Nation address but maybe it should be because this is the re
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No middle ground
August 14, 2015, 9:52 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Don’t stand under that tree! That’s the unspoken warning at this time of year when the Cardinal woodpeckers are back in abundance: excavating holes in trees, chipping out bark and leaving you wondering if things are really as safe, strong and stable as they seem. Every year at about this time, as the sun gets warmer and the leaves pour
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Of lions, elephants and ordinary Zimbabweans
July 31, 2015, 6:19 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Spring has arrived in Zimbabwe and the sounds and colours of the new season are good for the soul, bringing welcome relief from the harsh, cruel realities of everyday life in a country ruled by the same person for thirty five years. Getting up before five in the morning and watching the moon turn from yellow to orange as its slips into the pre-daw
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It's up to you
July 17, 2015, 10:41 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

The sunsets over Zimbabwe at this time of year are breathtaking: burnt orange, caramel, golden, glowing. Each evening as the sun slips towards the horizon you can’t help but look out on the majestic colours and listen to the clear, haunting songs of the Heuglin’s Robin. The books describe the call as a rising crescendo which says again
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Compensation is a dirty word
July 3, 2015, 9:38 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Seeing pictures of hundreds of people crowded around banks in Greece desperate to withdraw their own money from the banks has sent cold but sympathetic shivers down our spines here in Zimbabwe. Greek banks closed for a week, cash withdrawals from ATM’s restricted to a limited amount per person per day is all too familiar to Zimbabweans. We k
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