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  • In Zimbabwe's theater of fear, dissent plays on

    The stage was a small room in the Harare Central Police Station. The audience, about 20 bored policemen and plainclothes intelligence officers. The two actors were shaking, not with stage fright but the real thing. Anthony Tongani stammered and forgot...
  • Lining up for loaves and life

    We have been waiting for bread for nearly two hours in a rubbish-strewn lane behind a supermarket. It is midmorning, the sun already blazing down on the 50 or so people in line, when three policemen stroll to the front. A low rumble of discontent rolls...
  • Zimbabweans flood South Africa, where compassion has ebbed.

    The two men stared at each other for a long moment, captor and captive: a white game farmer named Andre Nienaber, with mirrored sunglasses, neatly pressed khaki clothes and an aura of military precision; and a 16-year-old Zimbabwean orphan named Peter...
  • He can get it for you fast

    Kuda Shumba goes at one speed: fast. He prides himself on being able to get hold of almost anything, and he's open for business day or night. That's what it takes to be one of Zimbabwe's black-market cowboys. Shumba spends his days on a motorbike...
  • An economic noose tightens in Zimbabwe

    He has lost his export customers, struggled with power cuts and shortages of foreign currency and raw materials. He has raised prices several times a month to keep up with hyperinflation. He has shrugged off government inspectors angling for bribes....
  • Odyssey through a sad land

    We are puttering along in an ancient pickup with no brakes to speak of, dodging the potholes. Every bolt seems to groan with effort, but Max Mkandla says the car is doing well. He speaks rather like a proud father discussing his brightest child. "I'm...
  • In Zimbabwe, even loyalists are disloyal

    Everything you'd expect to find in the office of a senior official in Zimbabwe's ruling party was there: the dominating portrait of President Robert Mugabe, the yellowing photos of liberation martyrs and heroes. The only discordant note was in the words...
  • Archive story: Mugabe foe beaten, group says

    Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, was severely beaten Sunday by police after being arrested on his way to an anti-government protest rally, opposition movement members said. Tsvangirai and at least 120 members of the Movement for...
  • "Dinner With Mugabe," by Heidi Holland

    Robert Mugabe began life as a shy, bookish boy whose deeply Catholic mother said he was bound for greatness after his two older brothers died and his father, a carpenter, abandoned the family. Armed with steely self-discipline, Mugabe excelled at St....
  • Ethics' place in China's building boom

    Ethics' place in China's building boom
    Third in a series on the changing face of China's capital. BEIJING -- On the first morning of my recent stay in Beijing, I picked up the China Daily, the government-run English-language newspaper, to see the following phrase near the top of the front...
  • 10 things you might not know about women at war

    Fifteen British sailors and marines were captured by Iran on March 23, and the only woman among them was singled out as a prime propaganda tool during their 13 days in Iranian hands. Seaman Faye Turney's captivity again has focused attention on the issues...