Can Obama outlast Mugabe?

January 22, 2013   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) A new book which shows how Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has survived the decade-long onslaught by the West is now available through Amazon's Kindle books.

The book entitled: Can Obama outlast Mugabe, details how Mugabe survived the economic and political turmoil that gripped the Southern African country from 2003 when the country had no cash and no fuel and hyperinflation which reached record levels in 2008.

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It shows how Mugabe outlasted his main rivals Tony Blair of Britain, John Howard of Australia and George Bush of the United States even though he was considered the third most evil man in the world after Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

It also shows how Mugabe survived even when he had given up like after the 2008 elections when he agreed with Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai that he would concede defeat the following day.

The book even offers its own explanation of the August 2003 black-out in the Eastern United States and Canada.

The book was written by Charles Rukuni a Zimbabwean journalist/trainer with more than 30 years in the field. Rukuni was Investigations Manager with the Forum for African Investigative Reporters.

One of the transnational investigations that he coordinated and edited- Pirates, smugglers and corrupt tycoons- was one of the seven finalists in the 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards.

He also coordinated and edited another transnational investigation: Killing Soccer in Africa which focussed on Africa's poor performance in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The investigation is now a case study in the Global Investigative Journalism handbook published by UNESCO last year.

Charles Rukuni was a fellow at the World Press Institute in St Paul, Minnesota in 1983 and did his minor media attachment at the Des Moines Register and his major media attachment at the Miami Herald.

He was also a fellow at the Poynter Institute in 2000.

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