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It’s Tough Being Black!

A few weeks ago I was directed to Africa Online (NZ) to read the review of the Celeb Wedding where Fortune and Zanele tied the knot. Reading through the review got me thinking about something someone said at an event where there were a number of Africans present. All that this person said shaking his […]

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Zimbabweans Must Go Home Says Tsvangirai

Zimbabweans Must Go Home Says Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai had the pleasure of addressing diasporans in the UK and his main message was that Zimbabweans should return home. The message was met with what seemed to start as applause that progressed to jeering and chanting and the PM was unable to continue with his speech. Chinja! Mugabe Must GO! was what the […]

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Working To Death To Feed A Family

The New Zimbabwe Dollar

So many Zimbabweans in the diaspora are working hard to support their families they left back home. There are a few who don’t necessarily send any sort of support to their families but feel compelled to because they know things are tough. Those who are supporting their families are finding it harder and harder to […]

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Viomak – Zimbabwe Circus

Viomak Zimbabwe Circus

Guest submission by Harriet As Zimbabweans continue to chew bubbles and swallow air in anticipation of a quick and successful resolution to the sleazy political crisis ravaging the country, protest singer Viomak continues to call a spade a spade, and if her music is to be played at a political rally all the political clowns […]

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Fortune Muparutsa Passes Away

Fortune Muparutsa - Passed Away 25th October 2008 - Rest In Peace

Last night I read the unfortunate news that Fortune Muparutsa passed away on Saturday 25th October, 2008. This came as a even more of a surprise because just a few weeks ago we went through a period in our household where we searched for and played a number of songs by Zimbabwean artists mainly from […]

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Musalad Losing Identity

Musalad Losing Identity

Last month, CNN’s Inside Africa featured a Zimbabwean DJ in New York, Chaka Ngwenya who started up an online radio station SARFM Radio through which he says he is trying to help African listeners keep their identity abroad. Identity caught my attention and that lead on to not forgetting about who you are and where […]

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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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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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