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“The list of Mugabe’s crimes is endless”

GroundUp’s Zimbabwean reporters write about what Robert Mugabe meant to them

By Joseph Chirume, Kimberly Mutandiro, Bernard Chiguvare and Tariro Washinyira - 6 September 2019
Praymore Mwarumba was staying Ngangu in Chumanimani when Cyclone Idai hit.  When the first light arrived Mwarumba immediately started helping.

The everyday heroes of Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwe’s people helped as best they could

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 April 2019
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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabweans rally to help each other

Citizens didn’t wait for government to organise relief effort

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 17 April 2019
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IN PHOTOS: Zimbabweans struggle to recover from Cyclone Idai

Crops have been destroyed. And where houses once stood there are now rocks

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 15 April 2019
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Grade 10 learner sells his paintings to pay for school

Innocent Mukanyima wants to finish school before becoming a professional artist

By Bernard Chiguvare - 31 January 2019
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How a Zimbabwean hospital treated my dying mother

Shutdown hit hospitals hard

By Nyasha - 30 January 2019
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ZimBollar: A guide to Zimbabwe’s black market

In only two months an anonymous Twitter account has grown to over 21,000 followers

By Ray Mwareya - 18 October 2018
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Is Zimbabwe’s killings inquiry credible?

Critics fear Mnangagwa’s aim is to pin blame on opposition leaders

By Ray Mwareya - 9 October 2018
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Violence in Harare: an eye-witness account

“You can vote for MDC all you want but there is nothing you can do”

By GroundUp correspondent - 2 August 2018
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Harare’s poorest residents vote in fear

“We live in a pool of faeces. Yet they want to control who we vote for.”

By GroundUp correspondent - 31 July 2018
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Harare’s residents hail first election where state hasn’t used violence

Huge opposition rally takes place peacefully

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 29 July 2018
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What Zimbabweans think about the upcoming elections

“I will be the first person to go to Zimbabwe if a new government is installed next week”

By Joseph Chirume and Bernard Chiguvare - 28 July 2018
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Rusape residents refuse to pay rates until they get services

Councillor blames Zimbabwe’s struggling economy for lack of funds

By Bernard Chiguvare - 11 July 2018

Rubbish piles up in Harare

Ivory Park residents complain of poor city services

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 May 2018

Zimbabwe’s nurses complain of poor working conditions

Union says government needs to go back to the drawing board

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 May 2018
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Home Affairs bungle separates man from pregnant wife

Immigration official violates policy, preventing Zimbabwean from entering South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 April 2018