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Fashion Trends in Zimbabwe

Chose, one of Harare's fashion foward fashionistas

For a while I thought setting a fashion trend in a country like Zimbabwe was easy…it’s not. Setting a trend requires innovation and taste. The question is how does a thing become the in thing. Who approves trends? Who decides? Zimbabwe has seen the jelly pumps, colour blocking, Rihanna hairstyle, skinny jeans as top trends […]

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The Plight Of A Diaspora Returnee Wife

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Yes, there are a number of Diasporans who are a bit sceptical about returning home for one resason or another > Why Diasporans Are Not Returning Home. On the other hand, there are a those who have taken the step to return home permanently with those in this group having realised varying levels of success with […]

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Locardia, Tsvangirai And The $280,000 Payment?

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Since the death of his wife Susan in 2009, Morgan Tsvangirai has found companionship with a number of women over the years. The relationships have taken various shapes and forms with some allegedly resulting in promises of marriage such as the one with South African Nosipho Regina Shulubane. Another of his relationships with Loreta Nyathi, […]

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We Seriously Went Wrong Somewhere

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Three Zimbabweans were arrested for the murder of former boxing world champion Corrie Sanders. Yes Zimbabweans are making the headlines. Very sad if you think of the potential we thought we had. The effects of such headlines tell a story. The three don’t know what they have actually done. Locals who have always been angry […]

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Zim Names (Part 3)

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Caroline Hooper-Box, writing a few years ago for the Sunday Independent, tells the movingly tragic story of the tribulations of an immigrant painter at the hands of South African police and Home Affairs officials. No money for guessing which country the man, named Between Siziba, hails from. A decade and a half ago, the Woolworths […]

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Zim Names (Part 2)

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At home, Zifudlana (meaning little streams in siNdebele) Ndlovu, the man who helped herd our cattle, and taught me most of what I know about the bush, had his first born daughter named Surrender! There are numerous other examples. One of my abiding childhood memories is of a cousin (Given Maphosa) , chasing us around […]

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Zim Names (Part 1)

Zimbabwean Names

You have probably heard the story : some of the names of babies born in local clinics and hospitals after the 2008 “harmonised” Zimbabwean elections- Runoff Moyo Senatorial Chirumhanzu Candidate Pote Independant Maposa Rigging Hamadziripi Electoral Commission Ndlovu Foreign Observer Chimunda Neck Toneck Nyamadzawo Sadhaki Sibanda Heavyweight Utaunashe Percentage Ndlondlo Released Results Matongo Meticulous Verification […]

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25 Random Things I love about Zimbabwe

1. We have the best climate in the world- ask anyone. Harare in particular is wonderful, but the whole of Zim is pretty lovely. No, I am not biased. 2. We are really nice people. When you sit in a kombi (public transport), you can pour out your troubles and everyone will listen, perhaps laugh, […]

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