JinkoSolar signs agreement to distribute its ESS products to Must Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative PV module manufacturers in the world, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Must Zimbabwe. Must Zimbabwe is one of the biggest distributors of photovoltaic modules, inverters, batteries and energy storage system in Zimbabwe distribution market. According to the agreement, JinkoSolar will supply over 100MWh of its…

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Air Botswana resumes direct flights to Zambia and Zimbabwe

BOTSWANA – Air Botswana has announced that it has resumed direct flights from Gaborone to Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and Zambia’s Lusaka, two years after it had stopped them following the Covid-19 pandemic. Air Botswana stopped flights to some countries in April 2020 following the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic, as states took measures to prevent spread of the virus. The…

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Zimbabwe’s internet service provider ZOL rebrands to Liquid Home Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – ZOL, Zimbabwe’s leading Internet Service Provider has unveiled its new brand identity, Liquid Home Zimbabwe. This rebrand reflects the natural evolution of the well-loved home brand and its much-awaited alignment with the parent brand – Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies. As part of this rebrand, Liquid Home Zimbabwe will ensure the seamless transfer of all…

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Government of Zimbabwe injects US$51m in SIRP to reduce vulnerability of rural farmers

ZIMBABWE – Government of Zimbabwe and development partners have injected at least US$51 million towards the Small Holder Irrigation Revitalisation Programme (SIRP) to rural farmers across the country. The funds were mobilized from several program funding partners, as well as the Zimbabwean treasury. SIRP National Project Coordinator, Odreck Mukokera, speaking during the commissioning of Mayorca Irrigation Scheme in Silobela, said…

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Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe shuts down mobile money transfer service InnBucks

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s central bank RBZ, has shut down the country’s popular mobile money transfer service, InnBucks, for operating without a license. InnBucks, which is operated by fast food franchisee Simbisa, is a mobile platform that uses USSD and mobile application technology to enable consumers to send and receive money as well as make purchases at fast food locations. Mobile…

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Cassava’s Sasai Remit partners UK based organization Qoki Zindlovukazi

ZIMBABWE – Sasai Remit, a money transfer provider and a business of Cassava Technologies, has announced a partnership with Qoki Zindlovukazi, a United Kingdom-based women’s networking and empowerment organisation. The partnership has enabled both organisations to empower thousands of Zimbabweans to use a safe and secure fintech platform to seamlessly transfer funds to family and friends in South Africa and…

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Zimbabwe secures US$100m from UN’s IFAD to go towards poverty alleviation projects

ZIMBABWE – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), an arm of the United Nation, in collaboration with partners, have committed over US$100 million to go towards poverty alleviation projects in Zimbabwe, reports Business Times. IFAD has been running projects in Zimbabwe since 2015. It has been targeting irrigation schemes dubbed Smallholder Irrigation and Revitalisation Programme (SIRP). Under the US$52…

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Ericsson partners Econet to launch 5G in Zimbabwe, upgrades TMCEL’s mKesh

AFRICA – Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, has partnered with Ericsson to launch 5G services in Harare, Zimbabwe, in a significant milestone for the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed mobile network operator and in light of Econet’s digital transformation journey. Ericsson will support Econet with its latest energy-efficient and high-performing Radio Access Network (RAN) and 5G Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solutions for 5G deployment…

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Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa retires from the company

ZIMBABWE – Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean telecommunications billionaire and founder of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, has retired from the company he started almost three decades ago to pursue new opportunities which have not yet been disclosed. Masiyiwa, 61, who has been on Econet’s board since establishing the company in 1993, will retain his more than 50% stake in the company that…

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