Mazhar Farooqui is a multiple-award winning investigative journalist at Gulf News, an English daily published out of the United Arab Emirates.

Over the years, Farooqui has uncovered scores of mega scams.

He lives in Dubai with his wife and three daughters and has previously worked for leading newspapers such as The Times of India, Hindustan Times and Pioneer.

In 2020 he was awarded an honorable mention from the Trace Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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Name
Mazhar Farooqui
Expertise
investigative journalism
Country
United Arab Emirates
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How nations profit from Zimbabwe’s blood gold

  • Conflict
  • Corruption
  • Finance

HARARE - Gold is Zimbabwe's chief export product. However, partly because of the country's monetary policy, an estimate of 50% of artisanal and small-scale mined gold in Zimbabwe is lost to smuggling, causing bloody turf wars that have claimed hundreds of lives.

Painting Gold Mining in Zimbabwe