Zimbabwe Watch - Data privacy concerns and Econet growth

Data privacy advocates in Zimbabwe have sounded the alarm over the country’s awarding of a contract to build a face recognition technology platform for the state to a private Chinese company. They have indicated that this may compromise facial data privacy and safety for millions of Zimbabweans. Zimbabwe is…

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Zimbabwe Watch – Elections and technology

Zimbabwe has embraced ICT innovations in its electoral processes. Authorities have deployed digital solutions for voters roll inspection after the country also introduced biometric voter registration for elections expected later in 2018. Opposition political parties in Zimbabwe have previously complained that the ruling Zanu PF party was manipulating the manual…

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Zimbabwe Watch - Keen interest in Artificial Intelligence

Zimbabwe is looking to capitalise on Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions that are emerging and will roll out projects and programmes aimed at improving healthcare, education, access to finance through FinTech and agriculture. This comes after the Southern Afrikan country's government entered into an agreement with a Chinese company, CloudWalk Technology,…

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Cryptocurrency ban in Zimbabwe not stopping Golix ICO

Zimbabwe may have taken a big leap backwards when the central bank banned banks from processing cryptocurrency transactions and payments although the country’s Golix exchange for cryptocurrencies is pressing ahead with its ICO despite the ban which has sparked widespread debate on social media. Bitcoin traders and investors in…

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Zimbabwe Watch - Content creators step up to Internet opportunities

Over The Top (OTT) services are increasingly becoming the new battlefront for Zimbabwe's telecommunications companies as the country starts issuing broadcasting licences for webcasting, Voice on Demand and content distribution at a time when startups in digital media are recording rising viewership numbers. These developments are expected to take competition…

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