Kazembe Makes ZimPost, NetOne and Potraz Board Appointments

By Takunda Mandura Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Kazembe Kazembe has appointed the ZimPost Board and added board members to NetOne Cellular and Potraz boards. The youthful minister said the appointments have been authorized by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and they are with effect from 1 June and have tenure of 4 years. …

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Parliament returns next week

By Daniel Chigundu The First Session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe resumes next week after a dramatic month-long break full of baton sticks, bullets and tear gas among many other things. Parliament adjourned its sitting on the 20th (Thursday) of December 2018 on a motion by Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi …

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Zimbos Migrate to Telegram amid Internet Shutdown

By Divine Dube An arbitrary ban of social media sites such as WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube by government authorities has triggered Zimbabweans — a majority who rely on social media for news, to install Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications to access blocked sites, while others are quickly migrating to Telegram as a replacement for WhatsApp. …

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Zimbos Migrate to Telegram amid Internet Shutdown

By Divine Dube An arbitrary ban of social media sites such as WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube by government authorities has triggered Zimbabweans — a majority who rely on social media for news, to install Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications to access blocked sites, while others are quickly migrating to Telegram as a replacement for WhatsApp. …

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ED forgets that Twitter is closed

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to be unaware of or might have forgotten that his government has shut down social media in the country. The under-fire Zanu PF leader who is currently globetrotting with a begging bowl brew a shocker when he took to Twitter which his government has shut down to announce …

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ED forgets that Twitter is closed

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to be unaware of or might have forgotten that his government has shut down social media in the country. The under-fire Zanu PF leader who is currently globetrotting with a begging bowl brew a shocker when he took to Twitter which his government has shut down to announce …

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DCN Africa condemns Zim’s internet shutdown

By Daniel Chigundu Digital Communication Network (DCN) Africa has condemned the recent internet shutdown in Zimbabwe adding that it is nothing short of human rights violations and a ploy to cripple journalists from effectively doing their work. The Zimbabwean government imposed a total internet shutdown as a way of preventing transmission of information on the …

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Cyber Bill: Should we be afraid?

By Daniel Chigundu The Cyber Bill which seeks among other things to regulate the use of internet in the country has reportedly been given the nod by Cabinet and is waiting to be sent to Parliament where it will go through various processes before it becomes law. The Bill has been part of the legislative …

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Committee pleads for US$100m digitalisation funds

By Daniel Chigundu The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services has appealed to both treasury and Parliament for the allocation of US$100 million to TransMedia for the completion of the digitalisation program. Digitalisation which has missed both the regional and international deadlines has so far gobbled about US$40 million and requires an …

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