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PMI Announces Medicago to Supply Up to 76 Million Doses of Its Plant-Derived COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Philip Morris Investments B.V. (PMIBV), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE: PM), has been a shareholder of Medicago (in which it currently holds an approximately one-third equity stake) and has supported Medicago’s innovative plant-derived research and development focused on vaccines. The investment is consistent with PMI’s own efforts to leverage science and innovation. […]

Enzo Admits To Rifts With Passion Java

Popular Zimdancehall chanter, Enzo Ishall has admitted that he has a bitter-sweet relationship with the controversial clergyman, Passion Java. The two have been rumoured to be at loggerheads since details of a botched contract surfaced early this year. In his video birthday message to the US-based Java who turned 33, Enzo teased that the two, […]

US tries to block Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who would be first African WTO head

The appointment of Nigeria’s ex-finance minister to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been thrown into doubt after the US opposed the move. On Wednesday, a WTO nominations committee recommended the group’s 164 members appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She would be the first woman and first African to lead the WTO.   But the US, […]

Stanbic Wins Prestigious Banking Award

Stanbic Bank has reclaimed the Best Bank in Zimbabwe title awarded by the European, Middle East and Africa, EMEA Finance at the recently held African Banking Awards 2020. The Standard Bank Group of South Africa subsidiary joined other country member banks under the group, such as Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and […]

Air Tanzania Resumes Dar-Es-Salaam-Harare Flights

Tanzanian national carrier, Air Tanzania today resumed flights for the Dar Es Salaam -Harare route which will travel twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, the airliner said. Air Tanzania will operate the route via Lusaka, Zambia using a Dash8- Q400 aircraft. “We are thrilled to be resuming the Lusaka-Harare flights, this South bound route […]

Senditoo Becomes Cheapest Money Remittance Service After Slashing All Fees

Senditoo has cut its remittance fees, meaning that all customers who send money to Zimbabwe will not be charged for their transactions. This will make the company one of the cheapest money transfer providers. The remittance industry, which depends on migrant workers sending money home, looked particularly vulnerable at the beginning of the pandemic and […]

Soul Jah Love To Jah Master’s Rescue

Controversial musician Soul Jah Love (real name Soul Musaka) has come to for his counterpart, Jah Master’s rescue following the latter’s fall out with music lovers. Jah Master torched a storm on social media after he unleashed a ‘superkick’ on a fan who had invaded the stage in enjoyment of the Hello Mwari hitmaker’s performance […]

Finsec Opens Up Growth Enterprise Market Platform

HARARE – In December 2019 FINSEC, in partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) unveiled a pioneering online funding platform designed to assist Growth Enterprises including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in accessing diversified capital raising options through the use of securities market infrastructure. Since the unveiling of this innovation, FINSEC and their […]

I Long For Winky D’s Privacy: Holy Ten

Hip hop star and man of the moment Holy Ten (real name Mukudzei Chitsama) has expressed his desire to emulate a secretive life portrayed by Zimdancehall kingpin Winky D. Although maintaining a low-key lifestyle is hardly synonymous with Hip Hop culture which usually thrives on extravagance and show-off, the Ndaremerwa singer however said learning from […]