20 June 2007

Freedom Fighters

Mugabe claimed to be a "Freedom Fighter" during the struggle for independence. He actually became one, in the fullest George Carlin sense, after becoming ruler of Zimbabwe. (To be accurate, he gained power by being a George Carlin freedom fighter. He only perfected the art after becoming prime minister/president of Zimbabwe.)

Rock Bottom

Here is the latest Letter from Zimbabwe by Cathy Buckle. It is now a land of absurdity.

Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi - Neria

Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi is one of my favorite Zimbabwean musicians. This is an especially beautiful song in which he gives encouragement to a widow to be strong in spite of her troubles.

"Musaora moyo, kaNeria, Mwari anewe."

"Don't worry, little Neria, God is with you.""

18 June 2007

Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe

Thanks to "africansunset" at YouTube for this.

Zimbabwe, Land of Contrasts - Part I

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Zimbabwe is a land of contrasts. Traditional and modern exist side by side. Unfortunately, today more and more people are being torn from traditional life and denied access to modern life.
(This video is a slightly improved version of one published earlier.)

16 June 2007

Henry Olonga - Our Zimbabwe

Henry Olonga was a cricket star in Zimbabwe playing for the national team. He had to go into exile because of his oposition to the oppression of the Robert Mugabe government. This song expresses the vision the young people of Zimbabwe had for a unified Zimbabwe prior to the path Mugabe chose for the nation at the turn of the millenium.

Let the vision be revived!

An Old-time Look at my Life in Africa

Some "aged" photos from Tanzania (in the early 1970's) and Zimbabwe (1980's and 1990's).

15 June 2007

Good News! ?

From the BBC:

Wildlife Discovery: Massive animal herds found in south Sudan

Now, if we can keep people from reentering the area and destroying these animals. Perhaps, it would have been better if we still didn't know they exist.

02 June 2007

Ilha de Moçambique

A Forteleza da Ilha de Moçambique
(The Fort of the Island of Mozambique)

The small island of Moçambique is connected to the mainland today by a long, narrow, single lane bridge. There are several wide spaces along the bridge where a vehicle can pull over to allow another to pass going in the opposite direction. The island was once a center of Portuguese power in northern Moçambique and an important center of the slave trade. Today it is a fishing village with growing tourist connections.