Vicious online propaganda war is being waged in Zimbabwe

Fake news is on the upsurge as Zimbabwe gears up for its watershed elections on 30 July. Mobile internet and social media have become vehicles for spreading a mix of fake news, rumour, hatred, disinformation and misinformation. This has happened because there are no explicit official rules on the use…

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Startup Grind is back in Zimbabwe

Startup Grind has announced it's return to Zimbabwe. The relaunch of Startup Grind's Zimbabwe Chapter will kick off with an event titled "An Evening with EcoCash CEO Natalie Jabangwe." The event will be held on Wednesday 25 July 2018 from 6 pm at The Venue in Avondale, Harare. the event…

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Zimbabwe’s new era

Following the events of November 2017, there has been a seismic shift in the political and business environment underpinned by the new maxim ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’. As a result of a PR offensive by President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe has seen an upsurge in investment conferences across various…

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AgriTech startup wins Seedstars Harare

Rera, a Zimbabwean startup that has developed a platform to allow retail consumers to farm their own chickens and save up to 40% from buying poultry produce without having to own the infrastructure of a chicken farm, won first prize at the recently held Seedstars Harare event. Winning Seedstars Harare…

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EcoCash is now up and running in Zimbabwe after 2 day outage

After a two day outage, Zimbabwe's leading and most dominant (by market share) mobile money provider, EcoCash, is back up and running after bringing most of the Southern Afrikan country's economy to almost a standstill. On 3 July 2018, many EcoCash Zimbabwe customers took to social media to express frustration…

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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…

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