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Non-rising Sun Spawns Financial Chaos


Paying for a meal in a Zimbabwean restaurant. Pic: StatsGuy

Since the announcement by the central bank that a change of currency was imminent business has been thrown into confusion, with worsening cash shortages and most businesses now demanding only cash as means of payment and others going as far as demanding payments only in foreign currency.


Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2007 14:50

Human Rights Day, Zimbabwe

International Human Rights Day was commemorated in Zimbabwe today with celebrations about the approval of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.

Both Houses of the Zimbabwe Parliament this week approved the protocol which now has to be lodged with the African Union to come into force for Zimbabwe. 

After that women’s organisations will need to monitor the Protocol’s incorporation into Zimbabwean laws and its implementation.  


MDC Southend Fundraising, Saturday December 15, Hockley Parish Hall, 58 Southend Road, Hockley SS5 4QH, 5:30pm to 11:30pm. All Welcome. Directions

All MDC UK & I  Grand  Year-End Fundraiser and Party 29 Dec, 35 Wilson Road off Birchfield Rd, Aston/Handsworth Birmingham, B19 1LY. £10 advance ticket covers plate of sadza/rice and relish and first 3 drinks. In the north wanting advance tickets contact Roy Bumhira on 07748705514.Top DJs, competitions and prizes, Traditional Zimbabwean meals. Up to five am. Directions


Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2007 13:55

New Approach to IOM Voluntary Return

Assisted returnee chicken project
Asylum seekers choosing to go back home after failing to acquire status, always wonder about where they are going to start when they step off the plane – probably having sold their house to pay for a ticket or renting it out to pay for children’s school fees; having no job to go home to, and no source of income.

The International Organisation for Migration, (IOM), a United Nations program, says its new approach to voluntary return will enable it able to make a greater contribution towards re-establishing a livelihood back home and to easing some of the short-term problems people face immediately upon their return.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 06:14


SentamuSee film of Archbishop Sentamu cutting up his collar and vowing never to wear it until Robert Mugabe has gone. Pic: BBC

Archbishop Sentamu’s statement should be taken as the highest form of outrage at what the European Community has done – put its economic interests ahead of the welfare of millions of Zimbabweans suffering at the hands of a demented dictator.

The countries that have supported us in our democratic struggle against minority rule, Sweden, Norway Denmark have now let us down tremendously by giving Mugabe a platform to accuse the UK of wanting regime change in Zimbabwe.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 December 2007 16:14

Europe Also Tackle Corruption In Africa

As Reuters reports that there was not much progress on trade at the EU-Africa Summit, Jonathan Chawora, of Birmingham writes that human rights and corruption cannot be left out of the equation.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 December 2007 11:37

From Dirty Diamonds To Dirty Electricity

Zimbabwe’s economic mismanagement is now set to escalate the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is offering free electricity to Zimbabwe in exchange for soldiers.

Changezimbbwe can exclusively reveal that Zimbabwe will receive free electricity from the DRC and will in turn provide additional reinforcements to the Zimbabwean troops guarding DRC president, Joseph Kabila.

International peace organizations have said what the DRC needs is diplomacy, not an escalation of the conflict caused by rebel elements who have refused to be integrated into the new DRC army.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 December 2007 16:26

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Bhadharai Pano