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November 1, 2018 7:40 PM Mnangagwa says Australian firm finds oil, gas in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday that Australia’s Invictus Energy had found oil and gas deposits in the northern Muzarabani area of the country. Invictus Energy has agreed to enter a production sharing arrangement with Zimbabwe once the project reaches commercial production, Mnangagwa said. “Government of Zimbabwe will work very closely 29

November 1, 2018 10:17 AM Standard Bank scoops 13 awards

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s leading bank by assets and parent company to Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, has been recognised for its work across Africa, scooping 13 awards from Global Finance at this year’s annual SIBOS conference, hosted in Sydney. “We are delighted to receive these awards from such a prestigious publication. They provide further confirmation 21

October 10, 2018 2:01 PM Mobile money subscribers rise

Zimbabwe’s number of active mobile money subscribers increased by 12,6 percent to 5,6 million during the 2018 second quarter from 5,01 million due to cash shortages in the country, latest industry data show. The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) said NetOne experienced a significant growth in active mobile money 13

October 9, 2018 5:01 PM Cops yet to be paid for poll duties

Authorities are yet to make full payment to police officers that provided services in the July 30 elections, won by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe’s removal in a military intervention in November last year. At least 31 police officers, who were part of the 2018 national elections committee have accused 18

September 12, 2018 9:10 AM Top brass abandons Mujuru

NATIONAL People’s Party (NPP), an opposition political outfit led by Dr Joice Mujuru, is on the brink of collapse amid reports that its leadership tendered resignations en masse under unclear circumstances. The party’s vice president Dr Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, national chairperson Mr Dzikamai Mavhaire and secretary for information and publicity Mr Jeffreyson 7

August 22, 2018 3:31 PM #Zimbabwe election petition: Quotable Quotes

Doug Coltart: “ZANU PF lawyers are focusing all their attention on the pre-election environment & technical points. They’re avoiding dealing with the NUMBERS—the crux of Chamisa’s case—because the evidence from ZEC’s OWN data establishes Chamisa’s case that ED didn’t cross the 50% mark.” Alex T Magaisa: “Tough, robust (& some might say hostile) interrogation 32

August 17, 2018 5:58 AM ‘Kwese Iflix now largest TV platform in Zim’

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe’s Kwese Iflix now ranks as one of the country’s largest television platform with more than 1,2 million active account holders. The figures were revealed by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe CEO Douglas Mboweni yesterday as he launched a new promotion aimed at pushing for even more customers. The platform took Zimbabwe by storm by broadcasting 23

August 14, 2018 6:49 PM Google tracks users who turn off location history

The issue could affect up to two billion Android and Apple devices which use Google for maps or search. The study, verified by researchers at Princeton University, has angered US law-makers. Google said in response that it provides clear descriptions of its tools and how to turn them off. The study found that users’ whereabouts are recorded even when location 20

July 29, 2018 4:20 AM Has ED delivered 60 000 jobs?

JOB creation is a key issue in Zimbabwe’s 2018 election. Official media has sought to create the impression that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is making gains in creating employment. We test one of the latest claims. Claim: The Sunday Mail of June 16, 2018 led with the headline: ‘ED delivers 60 000 jobs.’ The newspaper attributes this to economic 37

July 12, 2018 5:02 PM ‘Hackers downloaded voters’ personal data’

The Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cyber Security ministry has said personalised, unsolicited campaign messages sent to potential voters’ mobile phones by the ruling party could have emanated from an unprotected voters’ roll published on the Internet. While the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has staunchly denied surreptitiously leaking 21