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Entries from June 15th, 2008

Follow Tsvangirai’s campaign in Google Earth

June 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Posts

I’ve compiled Morgan Tsvangirai’s campaign from June 2nd until yesterday, with information on campaign stops, detentions by police, vehicle impoundments, and references to all information from on-line news sources. I’ll update it as required. The tour will take you round parts of Zimbabwe he has covered in the last two weeks. NOW UPDATED – JUNE [...]

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Millions, billions, trillions, quadrillions

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Posts

Running parallel to the upsurge in political violence and intimidation in Zimbabwe well described in the Human Rights Watch Report that was well publicised today, is the related economic and financial meltdown. Inflation has suddenly leaped from 355,000 just a couple of weeks ago to over 2,000,000%. There are reports of bank employees having to [...]

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Calling the police in Zimbabwe

June 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Posts

Looks like a tranquil outback town, complete with footy oval, doesn’t it? But here in Esigodini, 45km SSE of Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo, MDC leader Morgan Tsvangarai was earlier today detained by the police for the second time this week while attempting to campaign. I’ve been calling various police stations in Zimbabwe this week [...]

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