Journalist launches investor intelligence service on Zimbabwe


Zimbabwean journalist Charles Rukuni has launched a service to provide political and market information to those wishing to invest in Zimbabwe, a country that has been rated as having the highest potential for growth in sub-Saharan Africa in the next seven years.

Rukuni has worked as a journalist for the past 39 years.

“I am offering a unique service because I know the history of Zimbabwe first hand. I was born, bred and grew up in Zimbabwe and was already at editor level when Zimbabwe attained independence,” Rukuni said.

“I have also done market intelligence reports for several British risk companies which I cannot name for professional reasons, so I know what is involved.

“My biggest advantage is that as a Zimbabwean, I will offer first hand information not just information based on internet research.”

Rukuni has worked for the National Observer, Moto and the Financial Gazette– all weekly newspapers in Zimbabwe; a daily, The Chronicle; the trade union newspaper, The Worker; and a regional news agency, Africa Information Afrique.

He also contributed to several media organisations outside Zimbabwe such as Radio Netherlands, Radio Deutsche Welle, Gemini News Service (London), Africa magazine (London), the Sunday Times (London), Africa Report, as well as South-North News Service in the US.

He has also contributed to leading South African publications like the Mail and Guardian, the Sunday Times and Business Report and worked for a continental news organisation based in Johannesburg from 2009 up to the end of 2012.

“I have worked in the media for 39 years. I know how Zimbabwe is reported. My aim is to give accurate information because I believe Zimbabwe offers the best returns in Africa for any serious investor despite its indigenisation laws.

“I know that there has been a lot of adverse reporting on Zimbabwe but I can assure investors that If you want to make money, Zimbabwe is the place to go. Forget about the politics. Zimbabwe has the potential to become the fastest growing economy in Africa according to Harvard University professor Ricardo Hausmann. It is likely to be sixth fastest growing economy in the world behind the world’s economic giant, China, followed by India, Thailand, Belarus and Moldova,” Rukuni said.

You can contact Rukuni at: [email protected] for further details.


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