Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Insight - five writers on Zimbabwe

Tonight the Frontline Club discusses the Zimbabwe crisis with five writers - all Zimbabwean journalists from diverse backgrounds - and poses questions about where the country is headed to. I am taking part in this discussion and will speak from the perspective of my experience as a young Zimbabwean journalist whose career is subsumed entirely by the Zimbabwe crisis itself, having broken into journalism just as the country was imploding into mayhem.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Back from long sabbatical!

I went off the radar for well over three months! Well, starting a new job and a new life can be quite hectic and absorbing. I moved down from Leeds to London at the beginning of April this year to take up a new job as a writer/editor at the British Refugee Council. Suffice it to say that I've now fully settled down and can resume my blogging!
The last couple of months have been a roller-coaster ride in Zimbabwean politics. We've gone full swing - from an all-out jambanja campaign, a dramatic withdrawal by the MDC from the presidential run-off election, to a sudden thawing of relations and an imminent rapproachement between Mugabe and Tsvangirai over a power-sharing deal mediated by Thabo Mbeki!