Category Archives: Technology

Biometric Elections in Zimbabwe – Managing the Risks

Samuel Chindaro The intention to introduce a Biometric Voting System (BVS) in Zimbabwe for the 2018 elections by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should be applauded as a step in the right direction. The fact that the introduction of the system has been done after calls from the opposition and other experts including this author, for introduction of this technology

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Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016; poorer countries will lag, report shows

JOHANNESBURG – By the end of 2016, almost half of the world’s population will be using the internet as mobile networks grow and prices fall, but their numbers will remain concentrated in the developed world, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday. In the world’s developed countries about 80 percent of the population use the internet. But only about 40 percent

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Gono’s Firm to Invest $80m in Solar Project

PRIVATE energy firm, TD Energy — owned by former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Gideon Gono — will soon invest at least $80 million in the construction of its 40,8 megawatt solar power plant in Norton.TD Energy has already received approval from regulators such as the Environmental Management Agency, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and the Zimbabwe National Water Authority for

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Mark Zuckerberg explains how Facebook plans to tackle fake news amid growing backlash

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a detailed plan on Friday (18 November) describing how his company plans to tackle the spread of fake news on its platform. Published in a

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New twist to Telecel takeover

HARARE – The disposal of Telecel Zimbabwe (TZ) by its international parent VimpelCom Limited (VimpelCom) continues to be mired in controversy as James Makamba’s Empowerment Corporation (EC) has threatened to sue the Netherlands-based company over pre-emptive rights in the 60 percent sale. By John Kachembere This also comes as private equity firm Brainworks Capital Management (BCM) is still rumoured or

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Fake Trump Quotes About Africans Have Blown Up On Facebook Thanks To Hoax Sites

In Africa, Donald Trump is believed to have said that Africans are lazy, that African immigrants in the United States should be deported, and that Africa as a continent should be recolonized. With Trump’s presidential win, these comments, allegedly made over the past two years, have begun to circulate again. Turns out, most of them are fake, having originated on

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Facebook’s WhatsApp adds secure video calling amid privacy concerns

SAN FRANCISCO – One of the world’s most popular means of communication, Facebook’s (FB.O) WhatsApp, is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app on Monday, a move that comes as privacy advocates worry about the potential for stepped-up government surveillance under a Trump administration. WhatsApp, which boasts more than a billion users worldwide, adopted end-to-end encryption early this year,

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Econet’s Liquid Telecoms Partners BPC To Form Liquid Telecom Botswana

Liquid Telecom Group CEO – Nic Rudnick & BPC’s outgoing CEO – Mr Jacob Raleru during the signing-on ceremony – See more at: http://www.technomag.co.zw/2016/10/21/breakingnews-strive-masiyiwa-partners-bpc-form-liquid-telecom-botswana/#prettyPhoto Econet’s international telecommunications group’s Liquid Telecom has joined hands with the Botswana Power Company (BPC) to establish a new telecom service provider which will operate in the country as Liquid Telecom Botswana. Liquid Telecom Group has

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