Strive Masiyiwa, who runs firms including Africa’s largest fiber-optic cable network, plans to raise as much as US$500 million to expand his digital infrastructure and services businesses.  The tycoon’s Cassava Technologies will tap investors...
Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s biggest tech company, recorded strong growth in data volumes and voice usage last year, but the company’s latest numbers show how much the economy’s currency crisis is holding back growth and service.
Econet Wireless, the country’s biggest telecoms company, has launched Zimbabwe’s first 5G network and plans to roll out 22 fifth-generation base stations by mid-year. The network, installed by Ericsson, will boost Econet’s capacity to...
Google has appointed Zimbabwean-American James Manyika, the head of McKinsey Global Institute, to be the company's first Senior VP of Technology and Society. The position will report to Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai and...
By Adriaan Kruger Mukuru started 17 years ago as a solution to a problem two Zimbabwean immigrants faced in London. Born out of necessity, Mukuru has grown from a remittances...
By Gugu Lourie Like many people affected by Eskom’s load-shedding, I found myself thinking about technology and how authentic leadership can accelerate development and fight poverty in Africa and the rest of the world.
TelOne, Zimbabwe’s state-owned telco, has selected Tejas Networks of India to build a 100Gbps fibre network to expand bandwidth.   Tejas' 100G DWDM/OTN solution was selected after a competitive bidding process and a field...
Liquid Telecom, a unit of Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Global, has raised US$840 million in a bond sale to refinance debt and fund its African expansion. Liquid engaged JPMorgan Chase & Co, Standard Chartered and...
Netflix has appointed Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa to its board, at a time the world’s biggest streaming service is expanding its investment in African content. Masiyiwa is the first African — and only the third international media executive — to join Netflix’s...
Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa has been named among Bloomberg’s 50 most influential people of the year for his support to Zimbabwe’s healthcare. The Bloomberg 50 lists the year’s most influential leaders globally, individuals with "the ability to move markets...
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