State, land and democracy: reflections on Zimbabwe

Last week I was in Italy at the invitation of the University of Bologna to talk at a day conference on ‘State, Land and Democracy in...

Responding to the Zanu (PF) Motion on Sanctions

This motion seeks to support the view adopted by Zanu PF as a principle propaganda platform...

What did we get wrong

Last week we looked at what we did right in the past 7 years. Generally I...

Planting water: sustainable agriculture in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a long tradition of ‘ecological’ and ‘sustainable’ agriculture. There are many organisations, perhaps most...

Is there any hope of life under Zanu (PF)

I came home this weekend to find our suburb in darkness – at about 20.00 hrs...

Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector goes from ‘bread basket to basket case’?

With tedious regularity we hear the narrative that Zimbabwe has turned from ‘breadbasket’, producing sufficient food...

Springtime

In the northern hemisphere the last days of summer have come and gone. I once asked...

What to do when there is no Justice

Many people are asking why we went into this election. In the rallies leading up to...

Zimbabwe’s elections 2013: more confusion, more uncertainty

Zimbabwe’s trauma continues. The Zimbabwe Election Commission has announced a landslide victory for ZANU-PF. ZANU-PF reportedly...

Prelude in D Minor, by Morgan Tsvangirai

Every Province in the country is holding what we have come to call “Star” rallies. These...

Stop the World, I want to get off!

On Friday Zanu PF launched its manifesto and campaign for the elections now fixed for the...

A New Beginning

MDC has just completed its annual Policy Conference. At the Conference delegates from all 12 Provinces...

Time Speeds By

It’s May 2013 and the weeks and months slide past with accelerating speed. Just yesterday our...

Dodgy data and missing measures: why good numbers matter (part I)

Earlier this year, an excellent short book, “Poor Numbers: How we are misled by African...

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