The headlines on the homepage of most national news agency websites offer a snapshot of a country going about its ordinary business. Which is why a quick scan of Zimbabwe Online is so revealing, painting the picture of a country lost in a daily routine of hunger, corruption and bloody chaos:

Zimbabwe protestor killed, Tsvangirai, Mutambara arrested

Zimbabwe student leaders in hiding

Mugabe says will stand in poll if nominated

Mugabe purges security forces

Milling firms suspend flour deliveries to bakers

US says Harare is abusing its power to retain control

37 arrested for defying demo ban

Zimbabwe runs out of maize

Oh, and just to show the durability of the ordinary in extraordinary times:

Bosso stagger to a draw against Masavino.

 Read ’em and weep.