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Today on the net: in Zimbabwe, authorities search for the internet mole leaking the regime’s secrets; thousands of Californian inmates go on hunger strike; and Manchester United football club opens a Twitter account.
Zimbabwe hunts for Internet mole "Baba Jukwa"
In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly offered a three hundred thousand dollar reward to anyone able to uncover the blogger or bloggers behind the pseudonym Baba Jukwa. The mole, whose Facebook page boasts almost 250,000 fans, describes himself as a senior official in the ruling party, Zanu-PF.
Since March, the mole in question has been revealing the regime’s secrets. And on several occasions, Baba Jukwa has contradicted official information regarding the health of President Mugabe, who is suffering from prostate cancer and whose state of health is thought to have declined considerably in recent weeks.
A Facebook page which also points the finger at abuses supposedly committed by politicians and military figures, and which publishes the telephone numbers of those accused, urging net users to call them to demand an explanation.
Apart from power struggles within his party, Baba Jukwa also lifts the lid on the country’s political assassinations. Last month, he predicted the death of the former Minister of Mines, Edward Chindori-Chininga, killed a few days later in a car accident under ambiguous circumstances.
But the whistle-blower is now focusing his attention primarily on the Presidential elections to be held on July thirty first. He accuses the regime of wishing to fix the vote... Go on reading on our web site.
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