Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe recently offered a $300,000 reward to anyone who will uncover the identity of an internet mole known as “Baba Jukwa”. Three out of five people in Zimbabwe now have direct access to social media in Zimbabwe, and with Baba Jukwa’s revealing of information through Facebook to his 290,000 readers people are becoming more and more aware of what is going on in their government.
The internet is challenging the old ways of old African leaders. Many of their policies and tactics appear no longer viable in the internet age. They are trying to clamp down on access to internet sites and suppressing freedoms. But this is fruitless as our own government has found out with the Zambian Watchdog.