Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

Freshlyground and the Zimbabwean government

You probably already know about the Freshlyground music video. Well, in what is probably the least surprising news of the day, the Zimbabwean government has pulled their work visas. Upcoming concerts in Zimbabwe are cancelled. Listen to band members Zo and Simon talk on the PRI’s Global Hits programme here [mp3].

Friday Links #42

1. How Mathematics might have caused the financial crisis 2. To which Gillian Tett says, Bad practice, not the discipline itself, is to blame for the financial crisis 3. Sex and the single black (American) woman 4. On Goodluck Jonathan’s Amanpour interview 5. Joe Stiglitz: An Agenda for Reforming Economic Theory 6. Zimbabwe hangman position… Read More »

Friday links #40

1. An impending UK bonds market crisis might be worse than the Greek debt crisis – Telegraph H/T Keith Hart 2. Haiti, two months after the earthquake – Global Voices blog review 3. Why are religious films making a come-back? – Guardian 4. Morgan Tsvangirai defends Zimbabwe’s indigenisation laws – AllAfrica 5. Should Germany change… Read More »

China throws birthday party for Mugabe

Mugabe “thanked the Chinese embassy for its painstaking preparations for the birthday celebration and … hoped to further expand friendly cooperative relations in every field between the two nations”, the foreign ministry said. The ministry’s website (www.mfa.gov.cn) showed pictures of Mugabe cutting a birthday cake in front of a large sign wishing him “Happy 86th… Read More »

The mobile telephony and internet markets in Africa

The International Telecommunication Union recently published their Information Society Statistical Profiles 2009 – Africa. The 76 page document details their statistical analysis of the progress of telephony and internet in Africa in the ten years up to the end of 2008. And guess what? Nigeria ranks highly in the fastest growing categories for mobile subscription,… Read More »

How the fall of the Berlin Wall affected Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: How the Berlin Wall collapse affected us: Zimbabweans have no compelling reason to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 – or the fall of Communism, which followed it, domino-like. True or false? Most zealots of the original plot to turn the country into a one-party state pretend it never happened. Or… Read More »