Zim mobile networks plot WhatsApp ban

ZIMBABWE’S mobile phone operators initially colluded to push for a ban on over-the-top (OTT) services including the most popular instant messaging application for smartphones WhatsApp and Skype before opting for high floor prices on data and voice as a way of arresting a plunge in their revenue and acute foreign currency shortages, it has been established. Whereas More...

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By Lex Vambe On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Biometric Voting System : What Zimbabweans need to know

BY Bevan Musoko Biometric Voting System The recent election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States has led to a fall-out among the Americans over his campaign policies. On the other hand there More...

Zimbabwe's street vendors turn on the style to win customers Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press Updated 12:47 am, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 photo, Gilbert Mundicha, a street vendor, performs while selling mobile phone airtime vouchers to motorists in a wealthy multi-racial suburbs in Harare, Zimbabwe. "My antics are meant to cultivate a personal relationship with customers," said Mundicha, who dances, makes military salutes and greets nearly every passing motorist while mimicking what he described as a "British accent." Massive joblessness in this once-prosperous southern African country has forced many to flood the streets, where they hawk anything from medicines to car parts. A good gimmick can help a vendor stand out from the crowd. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP / Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP
By reporter263 On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Econet refunds customers

ZIMBABWE’s leading telecommunications firm, Econet Wireless, has reimbursed customers affected by its recent tariff hike, which it later reversed. Zimbabwe’s street vendors turn on the style to win customersFarai More...

By reporter263 On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Here are the 5 reasons why internet is so expensive in Zimbabwe

Internet access is expensive in Zimbabwe, that fact cannot be stressed enough. The cost of establishing a consistent connection for individual, residential or commercial use is still beyond the economic reach of More...

By reporter263 On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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UK:Young Zimbabwean tech entrepreneur behind Africa’s hottest mobile airtime start-up

A UNITED Kingdom-based Zimbabwean tech entrepreneur and his Guinean business partner are the brains behind Africa’s latest and fast-growing mobile airtime start-up. Born a few miles from Masvingo, 33 year-old More...

By reporter263 On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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SUPA LIAR: Strive Masiyiwa ‘s Econet Savages Mandiwanzira

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet, took the gloves off at the weekend, savaging embattled Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister Supa Mandiwanzira and bluntly More...

By reporter263 On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Samsung boss summoned in bribery probe

SPECIAL prosecutors called Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for questioning as a suspect in a bribery investigation, deepening an influence—peddling scandal that has already led to the impeachment More...

By reporter263 On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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ZEC secures new voting equipment ahead of 2018 polls

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will next month complete the acquisition of biometric voter registration (BVR) equipment ahead of a nationwide rollout of fresh voter registration in March.The election management More...

By reporter263 On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Econet Apologises Offers Data Reimbursements

Econet Wireless has issued a public statement defending its position in the issue surrounding the massive data tariff increases which were eventually reversed. Under the new tariffs, subscribers were expected More...

By reporter263 On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet sheds crocodile tears as it is forced to reverse tariff hikes

Zimbabwe’s largest mobile phone network operator Econet was today forced to reverse tariff hikes it introduced on Wednesday and pretended to be sympathising with the consumers when it was the one that came up More...