Kirsty Coventry’s $100,000 Handshake from Mugabe

Kirsty Coventry and Her Gold Medal from the Women’s 200 Meters Backstroke – Beijing Olympics 2008

Zimbabwe’s “Golden Girl”, Kirsty Coventry was awarded US$100,000 by Robert Mugabe for her spectacular performance at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. She won a gold medal and broke the world record in the women’s 200 meters backstroke and also won three silvers in the 400m individual medley, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley. The $100,000 is […]

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Video of Mugabe Being Booed and Heckled in Parliament

The opening of parliament went ahead as planned on the 26th of this month but it was not as smooth as Mugabe may have hoped. Members of the Movement for Democratic Change took the opportunity to boo and heckle Mugabe as he was addressing parliament. During the speech Mugabe had an irritated and disbelieving look […]

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Will There Ever Be An Agreement Between Mugabe and Tsvangirai?

Mugabe and Tsvangirai at a Deadlock Over Government of National Unity

It has been over a month since ZANU-PF and MDC signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) where the parties agreed to talks to reach a solution on the Zimbabwe situation. As of yet no resolution has been reached and the parties are very much at logger heads. As the cartoon depicts (courtesy of newzimbabwe.com) you […]

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Starving White Zimbabweans and the Bulawayo Help Network

I came across this video a week ago and I must admit that watching it got me a little hot under the collar. The way in which the video was put together got to me and some of the topics that got me upset included: – mention of needing assistance for rent – mention of […]

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Selling Zimbabwe Dollars Online Is Profitable

Zimbabwe $100 Billion Dollar Note - $100,000,000,000

At the start of 2007 ZW$10,000 notes were selling for about US$50 on Ebay and a number of people took advantage and sold the notes for more they were worth. With the introduction of the $100 Billion Dollar note ($100,000,000,000), selling notes for more than they are worth is happening again. As of today, there […]

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Q & A with Hopewell Chin’ono

Hopewell Chin’ono Being Presented With the 2008 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award by Ghana

Over the past year or so, Zimbabwean journalist and filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono has been celebrating a number of successes with the most recent one being his win of the CNN-sponsored African Journalist of the Year competition for the documentary, “Pain in My Heart”. His successes are leading towards bigger and better things for himself and […]

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Eric Moyo Wins Idols East and Southern Africa

Eric Moyo - East and Southern Africa Idols Winner 2008

26 year old Zimbabwean Eric Moyo from Bulawayo won the MNET East and Southern Africa Idols contest at the weekend (July 27th) and walked away with a USD$80,000 cash prize and a recoding deal with Sony BMG worth US$25,000. His song choice at the finale was ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ during which he […]

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Zanu PF and MDC Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai Shaking Hands at Signing of Agreement

On Monday the 21st of July, Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara signed an agreement to pave the way towards power sharing talks between their respective political parties. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by all three leaders in the presence of SADC facilitator Thabo Mbeki. The memorandum is a written agreement that Zanu […]

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Mugabe Feeling The Pressure

This week, African leaders meet in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for an African Union (AU) summit. President Robert Mugabe made his way to Sharm el-Sheikh after his inauguration and it was clear that he did not want to hear any advice from other countries. He went there thinking that no-one would speak up about all that […]

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