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Biography of Trevor NCUBE

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Trevor NCUBE
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Born on 09/09/1962 (format : day/month/year)

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Trevor Ncube (September 9, 1962),is a journalist Zimbabwean publisher and entrepreneur Trevor Ncube, also the owner of the Mail & Guardian, has won the prestigious German Africa Award 2008.

Ncube -- owner and publisher of his home country's remaining independent newspapers the Standard and the Zimbabwean Independent -- was awarded the prize for his fight for freedom, human rights, democracy and independent journalism in Zimbabwe and in broader Africa.

According to the German Africa Foundation, which was established 30 years ago to strengthen relations between Germany and Africa, Ncube is "a strong and courageous African voice of freedom who speaks loud and never capitulates to political pressure, intimidation and violence of the regime in Zimbabwe".

Born and educated in and outside Zimbabwe, Trevor Ncube became Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Zimbabwe. He left to become Deputy Editor of the financial weekly, 'Financial Gazette' before joining 'The Zimbabwe Independent' as Editor. He later bought the paper as well as its sister weekly, 'The Standard'. After a few years he also acquired the South African based regional weekly, 'The Mail and Guardian'. Ncube is currently the Chief Executive of the three independent weeklies, the only private and critical newspapers still published in Zimbabwe.

Last update : 10/20/2009

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