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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.
SHARE 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 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 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 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 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".