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Zimbabweans Urged To Adopt Digital Currency

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) stakeholders have called on Zimbabweans to take advantage of emerging digital currencies like Bitcoins to address the biting cash crisis currently facing the country. In an interview with 263Chat during the Broadband Economy conference in Harare on Friday, Taurai Chinyamakobvu, a Bitcoin investor in Africa said Zimbabweans need to understand the revolution that is taking place in the world and take advantage of Bitcoin than spending most of their times waiting in queues for…

Diabetes A Growing Concern In Zim: US Based Nutritionist

Diabetes is a growing concern in Zimbabwe with almost 210,000 people suffering from the disease in 2015 while more than 70% of people aged between 20 and 79 not know they have the condition, U.S based nutritionist, Chipo Cordiales has said. Speaking at a Bio Innovation Zimbabwe diabetes workshop in Harare, Cordiales said a meta- analysis study confirms that diabetes is on the rise in Zimbabwe and becoming a cause for concern. “According to the study, worldwide, someone dies from diabetes every six seconds, “If current trends…

Chicken Inn Dumps Poisoned Customer Halfway Through Medication

The country’s leading fast foods, Chicken Inn has come under spotlight following an alleged customer poisoning incident at one of its outlets in Gweru. By Artwell Chirichoga and Delicious Mathuthu It is alleged that Chicken Inn, Gweru city branch repackages bulk detergent cleaning chemicals into smaller containers which resulted in one of the employees might mistakenly taking the repackaged detergent which was in a Sprite drink container into the soft drinks refrigerator at the front counter. According to the unsuspecting…

Mining Contribute 8.7 Percent to GDP

Zimbabwe mining sector's contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased to 8.7% in 2017 from 7.9% recorded in the previous financial year, Finance and Economic development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. Chinamasa made the remarks while presenting the Midterm Budget Review in parliament on Thursday adding that the mining sector remains the best performing due to its immense contribution to the country’s revenue through exports. “Mineral exports amounted to US$2.2 billion, from US$2.1 billion recorded in…

Why governments must share data?

Without information, it is like suffering a power blackout. Confidence is eroded. We are dependent on power for light, cooking, heating and entertainment among other needs. This blog focuses on why governments must avoid information black outs, a major talking point that helped to kick start the second day of the Africa Open Data Conference #AODC17, currently being held in Accra, Ghana from 17 to 21 July 2017. By Mukasiri Sibanda The AODC’s theme is “Open data for sustainable development.” Befittingly, the health, education,…

Zim Man Set Free Over Anti-Mugabe Slur

ZIMBABWEAN authorities have set free a man who had petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging his prosecution for allegedly undermining authority of or insulting President Robert Mugabe. Themba Nyoni, aged 49 years and who resides in Gwanda in Matabeleland South province had filed an application in the Constitutional Court seeking an order declaring his prosecution for allegedly contravening Section 33 (2) (b) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:27 as unconstitutional. Nyoni was arrested on…

US$20 Million Boost For Command Agriculture

National Social Security Association (NSSA) has extended a US$20 million towards the government’s Command Program to support the production of fertilizer. NSSA board chairman, Robin Vela, made the remarks while presenting the authority’s second quarter financial statement. “ NSSA is committed to advancing national objectives such as food security amongst other goals.  To this end, we are pleased to have been able to contribute to the Government’s Command Agriculture Program by advancing US$20 million to support the…

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Why governments must share data?

Without information, it is like suffering a power blackout. Confidence is eroded. We are dependent on power for light, cooking, heating and entertainment among other needs. This blog focuses on why governments must avoid information black…

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