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Mobile money restrictions in Zimbabwe are bad for financial inclusion

Despite the compelling value proposition that mobile money offers, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe recently placed significant regulatory restrictions on its operations. The regulator said mobile money services were fuelling illegal foreign currency exchange.

Zimbabwe's Econet is using Tesla's Powerwalls

Zimbabwe is using Tesla to keep some of its telecommunications infrastructure running. Econet has installed Tesla Powerwall batteries at base stations to keep its network up and running so people can use their mobile money offering given the country's 18 hour a day power outages.

Kwesé Play is officially dead

Several weeks after Econet Media issued a statement to deny that Kwesé Play was being shut down and told paying customers whose Kwesé Play devices were deactivated that it was working on "resolving it, the service has been shut down.

Internet price increases in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's mobile networks have decided to increase their Internet data pricing, leaving customers angry.

Total Internet shutdown in Zimbabwe following #ShutdownZimbabwe protests

Zimbabwe's telecommunications companies ordered to completely shut down services or face imprisonment by government.

Zimbabwe has a new ride-hailing service

New ride-hailing service in Zimbabwe, Vaya, will first be available in Harare.

NBA Africa Game 2018 will be free to watch on the Kwesé iflix app

The NBA Africa Game 2018 will be free to view across Afrika through the Kwesé iflix mobile app. This will be the NBA’s 3rd game in Afrika. Kwesé iflix is a digital entertainment platform formed through a joint venture between Econet Media and iflix. “With the rapidly increasing dominance