Tag: Zimbabwe

Worse than dogs and pigs: life as a gay man in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe says people like Takunda Amina are “worse than dogs and pigs” – so daily life as a gay man in Zimbabwe was never going to be easy. At 24, Amina has already been chased from his family home, forced to marry – twice – and fathered three […]

Zimbabwe’s opposition unites to take on Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s opposition unites to take on Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai re-united with his former allies on Saturday to forge a coalition aimed at ending President Robert Mugabe’s near four-decade hold on power in elections next year. Mugabe, in power since independence from British colonial rule in 1980, has been endorsed as his party’s candidate […]

Walk for peace – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Walk for peace – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Thirty people joined the Vigil at the Embassy after a 15-mile walk to raise funds for the Zimbabwe Peace Actors’ Platform (ZimPAP) which seeks to train 100,000 civilian peacekeepers for next year’s elections. The thirty included Margaret Munenge’s toddler Ethan (who made his mother walk twice the distance) but excluded […]