During the last few months, I've been working away at my desk job in London, as well as making a couple of monitoring visits to Zambia & Madagascar. As a keen cyclist, I was interested to meet the Zambikes social business in Lusaka, who've been building high quality bikes in …
On Saturday morning, I was pleased to leave behind the office buildings where I’d spent the week, as I drove out to visit the biggest outdoor market in Harare in the downtown high-density suburb called Mbare. Here were row after …
During the whole of my first week in Harare, I was busy attending meetings all day everyday with stakeholders in the humanitarian response - humanitarian agencies such as the committee of the International Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Food …
The final leg of my journey into Zimbabwe was ahead of me. We left behind the shopping bazaars in Johannesburg's airport: duty-free shops piled high with chocolate, sweets, perfume, cigars, South African wine and matured whiskies and barrel aged brandies. The new …
It’s been 2 months since I was last in Zimbabwe. A lot has changed since then. The financial crisis here in the UK has started to have a real impact in some people’s lives– hardly a day goes by without …
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