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Compassion and empathy have gone out the window
June 24, 2016, 4:14 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

An icy wind swept  across Zimbabwe this week pushing temperatures down dramatically but not the temperaments of ordinary people as we approach the second month-end in a country which has run out of money.  There is no sign at all that the cash situation has improved in the country despite a month in which almost everyone’s been for
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Where has all the money gone?
June 10, 2016, 11:34 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Outside it’s gorgeous this winter: the grass is tall and golden, the aloes ablaze with orange flowers and the sky is a bright, dazzling blue. Night time temperatures are down into single figures and in the early mornings mist hangs in the dips and valleys. It’s spectacular to see swirls of mist lying along rivers in the early mornings,
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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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