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Rukuni is currently the Bulawayo Bureau chief of the Financial Gazette , a weekly paper. He has freelanced extensively for The Voice (South Africa), Gemini News Service (London) , Africa Magazine (London), The Daily Nation (Kenya), Radio Netherlands, Radio Deutsche Welle, South-North News Service (Hanover, NH), Africa Analysis and Africa Confidential (London). He was a fellow of the World Press Institute (St Paul MN) in 1983 and Poynter Institute ( Fl) in 2000.

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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 25, 2007
Who is playing havoc with the Zimbabwe dollar? Zudha in the Rhodesian days was corrupted Shona for South African coins. Because they were useless to Zimbabweans, the word was transformed to mean anything useless including people. But South Africans coins, which people in Rhodesia used to throw away, have become gold.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2007
Lies,Lies, Lies It touts itself as Zimbabwe's independent news agency. But it does not even operate from Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Online operates from South Africa. The reasons: the "general decimation of media in Zimbabwe", the enactment of "a vicious media law which enables the government to licence media houses and journalists to do their work".But some of its stories may be untrue.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 31, 2007
Britain behind Gukurahundi massacres A former Zimbabwean freedom fighter who, himself, was a victim of Gukurahundi says Britain and not South Africa was behind the 1980s massacres that left nearly 30 000 innocent civilians from Matabeleland and the Midlands dead.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Coverage of Zimbabwe leaves a lot to be desired Can you imagine American politics being dictated by the New York Post or the National Enquirer? Or British politics being dictated by the Sun? This is almost unthinkable. But the world has blindly accepted that Zimbabwe's politics can be dictated by tabloids and internet publications.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2007
It's too early to predict Mugabe's downfall Zimbabwe has been making headlines worldwide for nearly two weeks. President Robert Mugabe who has been at the helm for 27 years, is at the centre stage, after his government bashed opposition leaders and killed at least one activist. Some people are now talking about the "end-game" predicting that Mugabe will not last until the end of this year. But Mugabe is a "scheming survivor".
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 23, 2007
Zimbabwe is better off holding elections next year Zimbabwe is better of holding its presidential elections next year as scheduled instead of postponing them to 2010 because it would lose out on the FIFA 2010 World Cup to be held in South Africa.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 24, 2007
If You Can Survive in Zimbabwe, You Can Survive Anywhere In Zimbabwe, as elsewhere, sanctions by the West have hurt the poor more than politicians they ostensibly target.