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Nigel Mugamu is extremely passionate about the use of tech in Africa, travel, wine, Man Utd, current affairs and Zimbabwe.

British Foreign Secretary tours Econet facility in Nairobi

The British Foreign Secretary, Mr Dominic Raab, has visited an East African Data Centre in Nairobi owned by Econet subsidiary Liquid Telecom. The Foreign Secretary announced the visit on his Twitter handle in a message in which he also unveiled British support for developing countries to shift to clean energy and transport: Mr Raab was […]

Uganda orders all social media to be blocked – letter

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda ordered internet service providers to block all social media platforms and messaging apps on Tuesday until further notice, a letter from the country’s communications regulator seen by Reuters said. Users had complained earlier on Tuesday that they were unable to access Facebook and WhatsApp, social media platforms being widely used for […]

Launching the African Crossroads 2020 Hybrid Edition

The African Crossroads network is happy to launch its 2020 hybrid event next week, on Thursday, 10th and Friday, 11th of December from 12:00 to 16:00 WAT. The event will be live-streamed on African Crossroads YouTube channel (see below) and hosted offline in 7 Hubs across Africa. As always, diversity and collaboration are at the […]

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigns before no confidence vote

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned following increasing fan pressure and a public fall-out with Lionel Messi. Bartomeu, who became president in 2014, was set to receive a vote of no confidence with fans attempting to remove him. He fell out with forward Messi after the Argentina striker handed in a transfer request in August. His […]

Govt and IFC Launch Victoria Falls Tourism Recovery Plan

October 22, 2020—The Government of Zimbabwe and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, today launched an initiative to boost tourism in and around Victoria Falls to help strengthen Zimbabwe’s tourism industry, which has suffered a sharp decline in visitors because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, the ‘Victoria Falls […]

Sony Music UK appoints Taponeswa Mavunga as director of Africa

Taponeswa Mavunga has been appointed director of Africa at Sony Music UK. The newly created position will expand and strengthen the company’s scope within African music. She will report directly to Jason Iley, chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK & Ireland. Mavunga will be responsible for amplifying UK-signed artists across Africa, as well as supporting artists within […]

FBC Launches Virtual Banking

FBC  Bank has launched a ground-breaking and revolutionary Virtual Unit  which is set to redefine the local banking landscape by enabling digital on-boarding for everyone via the FBC Mobile Banking Application and USSD(*220#) platforms within 2-5 mins. The novel FBC Virtual Unit is a fully-fledged digital banking channel which allows anyone to enjoy the convenience […]

Statement from Econet on network issues

Econet Wireless has acknowledged that it has been experiencing intermittent challenges affecting voice calls on its network. “I can confirm we have been having issues on our voice platform today, resulting in some of our customers failing to initiate calls. We are confident this will be solved soon as our technical teams are working flat-out […]