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Zimbabwe

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  • Demolishing Zimbabwe's education system teacher by teacher

    Demolishing Zimbabwe's education system teacher by teacher
    Mufakose, Zimbabwe The first to go was the English teacher. Six months later, the commerce teacher followed. The next year, 2005, the trickle turned into an exodus. By 2007, the departures from Mufakose 3 High School were like bricks in a collapsing...
  • Corruption fuels hunger in Zimbabwe

    Jane Sibanda waits until the hunger claws her insides and she is so dizzy from lack of food that she can barely stand it. Then, ashamed, the 70-year-old forces herself to beg for food from other villagers, who themselves are close to starving. "I take a...
  • He can get it for you fast

    Kuda Shumba goes at one speed: fast. He prides himself on being able to get hold of almost anything, and he's open for business day or night. That's what it takes to be one of Zimbabwe's black-market cowboys. Shumba spends his days on a motorbike...
  • America isn't over

    A few weeks ago, I went into a Barnes & Noble and noticed a prominent new display -- the "BRIC" table, piled high with books detailing the irresistible rise of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Nearby, another shelf sagged under the weight of more than...
  • Tough Zimbabwe farm family survives another blow

    Tough Zimbabwe farm family survives another blow
    Mike Campbell sat and watched the flames. The 76-year-old Zimbabwean farmer desperately wanted to help. But you can't fight a fire with a walking stick. So the fierce, proud man who had spent so many years fighting for his land was forced to stand by...
  • Zimbabwe, through South Africa

    Zimbabwe, through South Africa
    In one of his most strongly worded statements directed at the government of Zimbabwe to date, President Bush recently joined a chorus of international leaders and statesmen in calling for its monstrous president, Robert Mugabe, to step down. As he has...
  • Mugabe: a tyrant from the start

    As Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, presides over what might be the most rapid disintegration yet of a modern nation-state, it has become de rigueur for journalists, politicians and academics to offer what has become a near-universal analysis: Mugabe,...
  • Defending Thabo Mbeki

    James Kirchick has pounded out several Op-Ed articles on South Africa and Zimbabwe and gotten them published in major newspapers, like “South Africa’s unseemly alliance." His claim that the leaders of South Africa's ruling African National...
  • Letters to the editor

    Conditions on bailouts Re “Desperate auto chiefs plead anew,” Dec. 5 I applaud the efforts of the Big Three American automakers to present plans for regaining financial health as a condition for collecting their bailout money. My...
  • Zimbabweans flood South Africa, where compassion has ebbed.

    The two men stared at each other for a long moment, captor and captive: a white game farmer named Andre Nienaber, with mirrored sunglasses, neatly pressed khaki clothes and an aura of military precision; and a 16-year-old Zimbabwean orphan named Peter...
  • An economic noose tightens in Zimbabwe

    He has lost his export customers, struggled with power cuts and shortages of foreign currency and raw materials. He has raised prices several times a month to keep up with hyperinflation. He has shrugged off government inspectors angling for bribes....