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The sky is falling in
October 29, 2011, 7:18 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

The chat in the queue at a government hospital Outpatients department this week was about the searing heat that has been beating down on the country in the last few days. The extremely high temperatures scorching Zimbabwe have been the national talking point as day after day we’ve looked up into dazzling blue skies without even a whisp of cl
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Scott free for torture
October 22, 2011, 9:28 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Its been one of those weeks where we’ve been shaking our heads in disbelief all the time.  A week of ship captains, torturers, deported pensioners and watching TV in the dark.

First came the interview with Zanu PF’s Patrick Chinamasa by the Independent newspaper. Asked if the 87 year old  Mr Mugabe would be the party&
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That's my throne!
October 15, 2011, 8:16 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

When the Archbishop of Canterbury came to Zimbabwe last week it gave us all a lift, regardless of our religious persuasions. Here was a man who had the courage to say it like it is, something we’ve been sadly starved of for the last two and a half years. Zimbabweans are frazzled, worn down and bone tired of the platitudes and diplomatic nice
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A single bolt of lightning
October 8, 2011, 4:31 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Despite past records indicating that it was too early for rain and international long range forecasts predicting that rain was still some weeks away, the heavens opened over much of Zimbabwe this past week. It didn’t just drip or drizzle, but absolutely pounded down. Thunder and lightning came cavorting in on a high wind, the sky went deep p
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The whole story
October 1, 2011, 12:04 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Taking a friend home to his rural village this week, my eyes were wide open to absorb sights that we once took for granted in Zimbabwe, before farming districts became ‘no-go areas.’ How sad it is that eleven years after they were violently taken over, our commercial farming areas have become largely wasteland. Lonely, derelict, desola
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