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Econet has most valuable customers – report

A telecom industry report this week revealed that Econet Wireless Zimbabwe had the highest Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) of $8,57 between July and September this year, ahead of its main industry rivals Telecel, whose ARPU was $2.63, and NetOne, whose ARPU was $1.86 in the same period. ARPU is a key industry metric used by Telecom operators, investors and ...

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Mnangagwa must pay attention to human rights

It was with disbelief, shared by many other Zimbabweans, that I received the news on November 21 that Robert Mugabe had resigned as president of Zimbabwe. Before his resignation, on November 15, Major General Sibusiso B Moyo of the Zimbabwe National Army announced on state television that the military had taken control of all government functions. He said the reason ...

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Chiyangwa’s world crumbles

When it rains, it pours. The old adage rings true in the case of Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa after the association’s former chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze came out guns blazing, accusing the beleaguered boss of running local football to the ground, at the same time warning the Zifa congress against re-electing the controversial businessman during next year’s elections. Mashingaidze, who ...

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Suspicions as Makarau quits

The shock resignation by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau – a mere eight months before the country holds its make-or-break national elections next year – has cast a huge shadow on the eagerly-awaited polls, which a fearful opposition want to be monitored by international observers. Makarau – also a respected Supreme Court judge and the secretary of the ...

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US firm picks UK for weather satellites

A miniaturised instrument to monitor the weather will be the first payload to fly on one of the UK’s new publicly funded demonstration satellites. US-based Orbital Micro Systems will launch their microwave radiometer aboard the 30cm-long spacecraft next year to retrieve temperature, humidity and precipitation measurements. If successful, OMS plans a 40-strong constellation of similar satellites. OMS is moving into ...

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Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. Mr Zuma’s deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, told a local radio station: “Yes, I would believe her.” In 2006 Mr Zuma was found not guilty of raping ...

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Ramaphosa believes Zuma is guilty of rape

A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. Mr Zuma’s deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, told a local radio station: “Yes, I would believe her.” In 2006 Mr Zuma was found not guilty of raping ...

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3,700 ‘Green Bombers’ fired

Government has cut loose 3 700 national youth service workers reinstated by former president Robert Mugabe in July after they had initially been fired by the Ministry of Public Service. The move is meant to slash the wage bill by dropping the unqualified youths. “Cabinet decision to abolish the youth officer posts under the ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Empowerment ...

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Corruption unearthed at ZIMASCO Kwekwe

ZIMASCO, a unit of China’s Sinosteel Corporation in Kwekwe has one Eastern Wing operating due to poor perfomance of the company which has been attributed by rampant uncontrallable¬† corruption acts. The operations at its ferro chrome refinery in Kwekwe has the capacity to post good results but some of the employees have expressed some dissappointments on the way they are ...

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‘Makarau’s resignation opens a can of worms’

The resignation of Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson, Rita Makarau, a few months before the harmonised elections raise many questions, says a MDC top official. Makarau is said to have tendered her resignation to the ZEC commissioners yesterday. Makarau’s deputy, Emmanuel Magade, will act as the head pending the appointment of a substantive chairperson. “Rita Makarau’s resignation opens a can ...

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