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The Price of Education: Sexual Abuse and HIV/AIDS At Zimbabwe’s Universities

by Chumile Jamela –Zimbabwe– Lisa Kunene’s* path to higher learning has been a painful one. A 20-year-old first-year engineering student at one of the top universities […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Harassment, Teaching & Learning, Zimbabwe

Video Testimonials Document Politically Motivated Sexual Violence in Zimbabwe

by Abigail Wendle – USA – According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year’s highly contested presidential election an estimated 2,000 women and girls […]

Africa, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Technology, The World, Women's Empowerment, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe

Tapestries of Hope: Director Michealene Cristini Risley on the Tenacity and Optimism of Zimbabwe’s Rape Survivors

by Jessica Mosby – USA – The most striking element of the new documentary Tapestries of Hope is not the hell that the young rape survivors […]

Africa, Arts & Culture, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, HIV/AIDS, Interviews, Rape, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe

Strategies for the Crippling of a Nation: Mugabe’s Ruthless Cling to Power

by Katharine Daniels & Sarah McGowan – USA – Sunday’s news that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn from the Zimbabwean runoff race spurred international media […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Elections, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Introduces Special Banknotes as Inflation Soars

by Lelety Mabasa – Zimbabwe – Always faithful in shocking the world, Zimbabwe has scored yet another first, and as usual, for all the wrong reasons. […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, The World, Zimbabwe

Mugabe Wages Retribution Campaign After Losing the Election: Hundreds Flee for “Safety”

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In the early hours of April 25th, Tariro Gweru and her husband Wellington awoke to a deafening knock on their […]

Africa, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

No Election Results But a Recount Begins: Mugabe Uses Violence to Reverse the People’s Will as MDC Calls for a Work Boycott

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – “The moment the people stop supporting you, that’s the moment you should quit politics.” These were the seemingly reasonable and […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Ruling ZANU PF Loses Majority to the Opposition in Zimbabwe & Seeks Election Runoff to Save Face

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – On Saturday, March 29th, I was one of the millions of Zimbabweans who went to the polls to choose a […]

Africa, Elections, Feature Articles, Police Brutality, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Election Fever Grips Zimbabweans as Prospects for Change Are Near

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – Tinashe Choruma and his wife Irene live in the suburb of Epworth here in the capital, Harare, where many of […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Elections, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

London Rally Draws Many of the UK’s Struggling Zimbabwean Exiles

by Sandra Nyaira – UK – On a chilly Saturday afternoon as rain drizzles continually from the grey London skies, Trafalgar Square slowly fills with women […]

Activism, Business & Economy, Displacement, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Refugees, United Kingdom, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe

“South Africa Treats Zimbabwean Refugees Like Criminals”

by Grace Kwinjeh – South Africa – Last week Zimbabwe’s civil society and opposition held a commemorative vigil marking the anniversary of the gruesome torture of […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Refugees, Robert Mugabe, South Africa, Torture, Zimbabwe

Divided Opposition: Huge Betrayal for Activists Who Have Suffered for Change

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – On March 11th, 2007, 64 year old Sekai Holland woke up unusually early. She was restless and anxious because of […]

Activism, Africa, Business & Economy, Elections, Feature Articles, Police Brutality, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe