Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

Postcard from Harare

Postcard from Harare

These were some of the thousands of school children who turned out to wish Robert #Mugabe a happy 90th birthday over the weekend. It makes him the oldest statesman in Africa and the second oldest in the world after Shimon Peres.The kid in a the middle of the pic is a reminder that not everyone […]


Another 5 Years of Robert Mugabe

Another 5 Years of Robert Mugabe

You can tell a lot from the way a president is inaugurated. In Robert #Mugabe 's case, there were two things that stood out for me. This photo was taken as #Zimbabwe 's 89 year old leader inspected the troops in #Harare 's national sports stadium. It was very telling that he had to be driven around […]


Zimbabwe's Economic Prospects

Zimbabwe's Economic Prospects

Our assignment in #Zimbabwe has come to an end. We hope to be back for Robert #Mugabe 's inauguration later in August. We ended the trip by looking at the country's economic prospects.On Tuesday the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange fell for the second day in the a row. Trading on the stock exchange is still done […]


Eerily quiet in Harare after Mugabe's win

Eerily quiet in Harare after Mugabe's win

I've covered many elections during my career as a journalist. Usually there is a lot of celebrating by the winning side when the final results are announced, especially if they win by a convincing majority. But not in #Zimbabwe .This weekend the capital has been eerily quiet despite Robert #Mugabe winning 61% of the vote. […]


What next for Zimbabwe?

What next for Zimbabwe?

We all piled into the home of the MDC's Morgan #Tsvangirai today to hear his reaction to the news that Robert #Mugabe apparently won 61% of the vote in #Zimbabwe's election. I've never seen so many journalist squashed into such a small space. At the press conference Tsvangirai called the election fraudulent: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23562354The press appeared […]


Zimbabwe Votes

Zimbabwe Votes

I'm in #Zimbabwe to cover the country's #elections . These were some of the many voters who greeted us when we arrived in Mbare, #Harare 's oldest township, to see how voting was going. The long lines of people were calmly waiting in the cold to cast their vote. The turnover appeared to be a […]