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Zimbabwe: Hey there! Mugabe is using Twitter

Online political jokes: So, Mugabe is twittering!: “meetings, meetings, meetings. very boring. 12:03 PM April 04, 2008 from web
Ooooo, nervous morning. Sending the wife shopping. She is getting on my nerves. Thinking of shutting the electricity down for laughs. 09:21 AM April 01, 2008 from web”

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  • I think what makes the twitter feeds of Mwai Kibaki and of Robert Mugabe amongst others so effective is that, in the midst of their comedy, they show just how painfully inept and corrupt our leadership is.
    Though we may laugh at the idea of Robert shutting down power for laughs, festering in the back of that joke is the awareness that should Robert Mugabe decide, he can shut down the poor simply out of boredom or greed.
    Powerful and great use of comedy: Make sure you check out the Mwai Kibaki twitter feed as well:
    http://twitter.com/MwaiKibaki
    An example of one of his tweets:
    @ Kimunya, sell Grand Regency for 2.5 billion to the Libyan investors before Raila (Odinga) comes back

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