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About FoxFromZim

I am a journalist from Zimbabwe, currently based in Singapore. I report chiefly on international affairs, specialising in politics, war and natural disasters when not playing golf badly.

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Only in Zimbabwe …

I have just returned from a wonderful trip home to Zimbabwe where things have certainly improved since the economy was dollarised — although everyone would rather the country had adopted the rand instead of the greenback, since all imports and … Continue reading

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Religion on TV: Opiates of the masses

The local cable company in Kabul carries Peace TV, a noble effort to spread the word of Islam and correct misunderstandings about the religion. I find it seductive viewing, but like Fox News or porn, you can only watch about … Continue reading

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Facebook ads — eerily accurate?

I’ve never really noticed avertisements on Facebook and it strikes me that must be a major reason for its success. I am aware, however, of debate about Facebook allowing private data (such as keywords etc) to be used for advertisers … Continue reading

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Dubai terminal 2

Dubai’s terminal 2 is the gateway to Satan’s bottom. Unless you’ve had a reason to visit Baghdad, or Kabul, or Baku or Kish or any one of a dozen similar places that will never appear on a list of top … Continue reading

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A braai in Afghanistan: S14 semis, 2010

An old schoolmate, Rob Cochrane, put me onto a colleague of his at a private security company that does protection for projects in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, where international forces are too stretched to handle themselves. Many of the … Continue reading

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A book recommendation

I can’t recommend this highly enough “Where men win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman” by John Krakauer, who also wrote the brilliant Everest book “Into thin Air”. For those who don’t know the story, Pat Tillman was a professional … Continue reading

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