MDC Zimbabwe peaceful demonstration (14 April 2016) in pictures


The Movement for Democratic Change held a demonstration in the city centre of Harare today in protest of unemployment, corruption, lack of rule of law and the economic meltdown currently dogging the country. The leader of MDC former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai addressed the protesters at Africa Unity Square where he implored the youths of […]

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Traffic cops clash with kombi drivers


The “Ngongonos” or Knockers have resurfaced again on the streets of Harare. These truncheon wielding traffic control officers who have earned the moniker “ Mangongongo” from touts and drivers manning the illegal undesignated bus stops strewn all over the city center commonly referred to as “Mshika,shika” are bearing down hard on errant kombi drivers and […]

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Step Over Them by Rassie Ai


Step Over Them by Rassie Ai (from the album Return to Life). The song is a song of encouragement and inspiration to the struggling masses of Zimbabwe home and abroad. It seeks to encourage Zimbabweans at home and abroad to “step over’ their challenges and maintain a positive outlook. Speaking to Zimbabweans of all ethnicities […]

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The diasporan with a new hope of returning to Zimbabwe


The festive season has come and gone and with it, brought about an influx of diasporans returning home on holiday. For some, the visit was a long time coming and for others, it was part of a frequent commute home to visit family and friends. Many of the visitors enjoyed their visit and throughout their […]

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Ina de system by Rassie Ai


Ina de system scrupulously examines the experiences of a Zimbabwean migrant worker in the diaspora, his/her experiences on a social and community level as well the hardships faced due to perceptions of the host communities. Ina de system – Lyrics “Check it well this is Rassie Ai, I’m speaking to all the foreign guy, all […]

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#CecilTheLion: how did Zimbabwe take advantage?


Whether you are a fan of lions or not, whether you like hunting or not, whether you are into conservation or not, whether you love or hate Zimbabwe, a discussion that you more than likely came across or maybe got involved in yourself was that of Cecil The Lion. If you don’t already know, Cecil […]

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Jam Signal: that Zimbabwean Urban House Fusion band you need to know about


On a night when most of the people in Harare were scattered around town, Carnival was ending and downtown looked like a scene from a post apocalyptic movie, Longchen Plaza’s Deep House gig was turning out to be a flop event and Old Georgians Club which was hosting Beer Fest was surely packed even with […]

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Why businesses in Zimbabwe must claim their online listings


Last month we came across a tweet with a screenshot of a smartphone map app where the LongCheng Plaza in Belvedere’s online listing was marked as Zhing Zhong! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term Zhing Zhong, it isn’t exactly politically correct. If you do a search for the term, what comes […]

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How do you feel about street vendors in Harare?


Vendors have for the longest, been part and parcel of the economic machine not only in Harare and other parts of Zimbabwe for that matter. They have been there on the roadside selling fruit and vegetable, they have been there darting in and out of traffic at robots selling airtime and other bits and pieces, […]

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Zimbabwe hopelessly obsessed with politics


After the unspectacular purge that characterised the lead up to the discredited ‘congress’ of 2014, we thought we had seen the last of retrogressive political drama which proved a nasty and messy divorce. The nation looked ready to move on and it looked like 2015 was going to be the year for policy implementation. With […]

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