Zimbabwe Watch - Data privacy concerns and Econet growth

Data privacy advocates in Zimbabwe have sounded the alarm over the country‚Äôs 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 - 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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Zimbabwe's mobile service providers to fund tech startups

Zimbabwe's three mobile service providers - NetOne, Telecel and Econet Wireless - have agreed to fund technology startups in the country under an ICT Innovation Drive fund into which they will contribute 1% of their revenues. This comes at a time when, generally speaking, tech startups in Zimbabwe face funding…

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