Zimbabwe Watch

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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

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

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,

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

Zimbabwe Watch - FinTech innovation takes root as mobile money interoperability goes live

Amid wider moves in the FinTech innovation space and with mobile money interoperability finally going live, most Zimbabwean banks are going paperless. This is with regards to their payments services although others have been curtailing online payments for pay television service, Multichoice whose Zimbabwean competitor has now received government licensing.

Zimbabwe Watch - Technology innovators cash in but not all are happy

Innovation is the buzzword in Zimbabwe at the moment, with innovators, technology startups, and technology solutions developers increasingly being allocated resources, funding opportunities, and up-scaling prospects. However, some techprenuers are bitter with the large telecom companies for swooping on their ventures. Zimbabwe has joined other regional hubs that are fast

Zimbabwe Watch - Zimbabwe is starting to open up its ICT sector for investment

Zimbabwe has started to open up its ICT (Informatiin and Communications Technology) sector for potential investment through effecting much awaited tech sector parastatals reforms, infrastructure development and rolling out of new platforms such as telemedicine at a time when Zimbabwean technology startups have started to attract funding, interest, and support.