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...
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has announced a controversial ban on cash transactions on mobile money, a move it says was needed to deal with agents and stores using the cash crisis to charge high premiums on...
Cassava Smartech, the fintech spinoff of Econet Wireless, has acquired Medical Air Rescue Service (Mars), six years after what was once one of the country’s biggest private emergency medical services was placed under judicial management. In...
Weeks ahead of the Zimbabwe election, the battle for votes is being fought as much at the rallies as it is on mobile phones. Attack ads, campaign videos, WhatsApp blasts, Facebook Live and even fake news are combining to make...
TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm, TelOne, launched its video on demand service on Wednesday, as it pursues a diversification strategy away from its traditional voice offering. TelOne has partnered South Africa’s Discover Digital to package the Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) service. As interest...
Strive Masiyiwa’s Liquid Telecom, Africa’s largest fibre network provider, has raised US$307 million from shareholders to expand its data centre business. The new money includes an additional US$40 million equity investment from the CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution....
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...
By Tonderai Maruke It already dominates property in Zimbabwe, but now Old Mutual is moving to occupy a different kind of real estate - in the digital space. Old Mutual, the...
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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