Zimbabwe

Total 39 Posts

We have entered uncharted territory

It was always going to end up like this, with the web becoming slowly a replacement (in some cases) for the real physical world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between what is real or not. Welcome to the post-truth world.

Meet the 'varakashi' - Zimbabwe's online army

'Varakashi', which is the word for ‘destroyers’ in the Shona language is also the name of Zimbabwe's online army that spreads false information and fights online against any criticism of President Emerson Mnangagwa and his government.

Zimbabwe wants to tax mobile money agents

Zimbabwe wants to introduce a tax for mobile money agents. This was revealed by Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe's Minister of Finance, in his recent mid-term 2019 fiscal review.

Zimbabwe's Econet is using Tesla's Powerwalls

Zimbabwe is using Tesla to keep some of its telecommunications infrastructure running. Econet has installed Tesla Powerwall batteries at base stations to keep its network up and running so people can use their mobile money offering given the country's 18 hour a day power outages.

Man behind Getty Images' drive into Africa

Lee Martin, ex co-owner of AllSport agency and now Senior Vice President at Getty Images speaks about the company's expansion into Africa. Martin also talks about Getty Images partnership with APO.

Standard Chartered expands digital banking

Standard Chartered has expanded its digital banking offering to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This follows on the bank launching its digital-only banks in Côte d'Ivoire, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya.

Social media blamed for fuel price hikes

Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank Governor and Minister of Energy have blamed false statements made through social media which led to panic buying for the country experiencing fuel price hikes.