Letters from Zimbabwe

Cathy Buckle

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The red Msasa trees and the crisis that isn’t a crisis

14 Sep 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   6
Our government keeps saying 'Crisis? What crisis?'

‘Fear runs down the spine of many of our people’

3 Sep 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   12
Children in Zimbabwe are desperately looking for food, while corruption-exposing journalist Hopewell Chin’ono is still incarcerated.

Zimbabwe on the edge

11 Aug 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   37
'Campaigning against one’s country' to be made illegal.

Dashed hopes and a journalist called Hopewell

27 Jul 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   3
The cushioning allowance promised to civil servants and pensioners sounded good …

Zimbabwe’s clock ticking towards immense crisis

14 Jul 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   21
Nurses are on strike because they can’t survive on their salaries which are equivalent to less than one US dollar a day.

Can I pay for your shopping?

5 Jul 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   16
'Life is so hard for all of us; who knows, tomorrow you may be able to help me.'

5 slices of bread and willing participants in their own torture

1 Jun 2020 /  Cathy Buckle    6
The latest letter from Zimbabwe...

Zim’s lack of Covid-19 assistance laid bare

18 May 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   7
People are starving, MPs dumped in a pit and brutally assaulted.

Barry the bull and Zimbabwe’s realities

5 May 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   14
In four points, the president unwittingly exposed the history of the nation’s last two decades.

A story from Zimbabwe’s campfire

23 Mar 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   3
This isn't a coronavirus story. It’s one for the campfire when next you get there, written for everyone struggling to save lives.

Hungry Zimbabwe and the scorpion in the sink

11 Feb 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   18
It’s fair to say that Zimbabwe is again in a state of deep failure.

Manhunt for a biology teacher; Zimbabwe’s shame

27 Jan 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   27
As dismal O-level exam pass rate of 31.6% is announced.

Sausage trees, teachers and Zim’s education crisis

13 Jan 2020 /  Cathy Buckle    13
The cost of living in Africa's former 'breadbasket' is dire.

A frenzy of feasting and opulence while Zimbabwe starves

16 Dec 2019 /  Cathy Buckle    26
Many Zimbabweans are wishing for a new year with more rain and less corruption.

Zimbabwe, the country we don’t know how to survive

5 Aug 2019 /  Cathy Buckle   35
What’s next? That’s what we all want to know.
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