Smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia have embraced small-scale mechanization thanks to an innovative CIMMYT-led project, which is now drawing to a close.
South Africa's Tongaat Hulett announced it had entered into an agreement with Eswatini’s Public Service Pensions Fund (the PSPF) to sell Tambankulu Estates, its Eswatini agri-business, for R375 million.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of CA$1 million from the Government of Canada for life-saving humanitarian operations in Zimbabwe.
Mukuru, one of Africa’s largest remittance providers, has announced a partnership with global online money transfer service WorldRemit to facilitate money transfers to Zimbabwe from across the globe.
To further solidify its market-leading position, DHL Global Forwarding has made some key appointments to its leadership teams in Central and Southern Africa.
DFA has become the first telecommunications provider in 10 years to be granted an operating licence by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe.
The Government of Japan announced an additional US$14.8 million in funding to meet the essential food security needs of vulnerable populations in Zimbabwe through the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Zimbabwe.
iSeven Consultants is a Zimbabwe based startup offering retail management consulting services. It has carved a niche in solving clients’ challenges in operations, procurement and inventory management, human resources and public relations.
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe has provided financial support, expertise and technology for a dedicated national toll-free ‘2023’ helpline and call centre recently launched by H.E President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
With Zimbabwe’s already severe climate- and recession-induced hunger crisis deepening and COVID-19 taking hold, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) urgently needs $130 million to sustain through August.
Zimbabwe's largest financial institution, CBZ Holdings, has announced the appointment of a new Board of Directors to oversee the bank's transformation strategy.
African Development Bank approves $8.25 million loan to food producer Olivine Industries in Zimbabwe
The African Development Bank Group has approved a $8.25 million corporate loan to Olivine Industries to support the company’s food production expansion plan in Zimbabwe.
Musika has signed an agreement with Kemiko Limited to help increase its processing capacity and provide a secure and ready market to 1,000 smallholder cassava growers.
CoffeeMM, a South African startup in the coffee business has been working with smallholder farmers inSouth Africa, Mozambique, Burundi and Zimbabwe to process their raw coffee for the retail market.
Priscilla Musenge runs a Zambia-based startup Prote-IN producing low cost, high quality protein alternatives from insects to make fish, chicken, pig feed, fertilizer as well as for human consumption.
Caritas Internationalis is appealing for €1 million in aid of the people of Zimbabwe who are starving due to harsh environmental conditions that have hit the country hard.
The European Union has injected £7.3m (US$8m) into Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector to boost pig and goat farming in the country aimed to improve production and market competitiveness.
Dairibord Zimbabwe Ltd (DZL), Zimbabwe’s largest milk processor has entered into a strategic alliance and share subscription agreement with its single largest supplier of raw milk, Tavistock Estate Limited.
The Governments of Malawi and Zimbabwe have reviewed and added products to their Common List which will be traded between the two countries using the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR).
Global mobile payments company WorldRemit saw a 43 per cent growth in remittances to Africa from higher income nations in 2019.
The Board of the African Development Fund (ADF) approved a $685,000 grant to strengthen Zimbabwe’s capacity to manage disaster risks.
The Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe with support from the COMESA Secretariat are planning a joint industrialization programme which will build on the experiences and lessons learned from the existing joint ventures.
Nestlé Zimbabwe has appointed Eunice Ganyawu-Magwali as its new Managing Director for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
African Solutions Private Ltd (Afrisol), a Zimbabwean firm which has been investing in Rwanda over the past two years, has bought off the 98.3% shareholding in Burera Diary Limited from the Rwanda Government.
AfDB allocates €1.2 million to train policymakers in boosting mining revenues in 8 African countries
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has allocated a €1.2 million grant to provide training to help resource-rich countries improve their mining revenues in Africa.
Southern Africa in throes of climate emergency, 45 million people facing hunger across the region, WFP
A record 45 million people, mostly women and children in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations (UN) and the World Bank Group launched the Zimbabwe 2019 Joint Needs Assessment Report.
Steven Seremwe, who is 57 years old, was retrenched from his job as an administrator at Lake Shore Missions in 2012.
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has completed the roll out of free Wi-Fi zones across 48 higher and tertiary learning institutions in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe and China Lesso Group yesterday signed an agricultural cooperation agreement under which 12,800 hectares will be put under irrigation for the production of over 60,000 tonnes of maize each season.
Kassim Massi and Joyce Makawa have learned how conservation agriculture nurtures the soil of their 2.5-acres farm in Lemu, Malawi, and helps them to better cope with regular dry spells and storm rains.
WFP expands emergency operations in Zimbabwe as drought, economic hardship plunge millions into hunger
The World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly expanding an already sizeable emergency operation in Zimbabwe where drought, flooding and macro-economic meltdown have plunged 7.7 million people – half the population into severe hunger.
Maher Maghraby, head of the Project of African Farms Egypt has announced that the country has started to establish three fish farms and an animal farm in four African countries.
Effective July 1, 2019, Zimbabwean entities are now required to apply International Accounting Standard 29 (“IAS 29”), ‘Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies’, in their financial reporting.
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African continent, namely Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek and Harare, with effect from Tuesday, 19 November 2019.
The Government of Zimbabwe has suspended with immediate effect the importation of livestock and related products from South Africa.
Mobile and IoT solutions provider Workz Group and Econet Zimbabwe have announced a deal that will see them offer Zimbabwean subscribers network connectivity via embedded SIM devices.
Once renowned as the breadbasket in southern Africa, Zimbabwe is experiencing serious food shortages with 5.5 million people in rural areas and 2.2 million of the urban population being food insecure, according to VAM.
The Government of Japan announced an additional US$2.7 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) in funding for asset creation and food assistance initiatives in Zimbabwe.
The European Union is stepping up its support to the people of Zimbabwe with an additional €53 million in the fields of health and resilience building.
FAW and Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) signed a historic conservation partnership for wildlife and people.
Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, after the UK pledged its support for demining charity The HALO Trust.
The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced a ground-breaking partnership to enhance wildlife conservation in key protected areas in the country.
Econet has announced a partnership with US start-up Atlas AI to create opportunities for African businesses and their clients by harnessing AI-generated data insights to drive digital transformation.
Corteva Agriscience leads fight against fall armyworm with insect control solutions for African maize farmers
Corteva Agriscience has been introducing insect control solutions to Africa’s maize farmers to in maize in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
fastjet Zimbabwe, a low-cost airline, has received approval from the government to operate flights to new regional routes.
Andersen Global announced it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chimwamurombe Legal Practice (Zenas) in Zimbabwe.
Viga Interactive has expanded its footprint across the continent through partnerships with international companies and brands aimed at providing research and insights.
The technology group Voith is strengthening its hydropower service portfolio for Southern Africa.
With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia.
Econet Group has confirmed that Econet Media Limited has ceased operations with effect from 5 August 2019.
Global online ride-hailing service inDriver is in the process of recruiting drivers in Harare for the service.
GCR Ratings (GCR) has reviewed the ratings on seven Zimbabwean financial institutions under the recently released Criteria for Rating Financial Institutions, May 2019.
Standard Chartered has announced yet another multi-market launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa.
Standard Chartered today announced the launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa
Six COMESA countries have so far signed the Commitment towards establishment of a single African Air Transport Market.
GlobalMed has been selected by the government of Zimbabwe for a United Nations-funded project to provide telemedicine services and equipment at 16 clinics.
Tsingshan Holding Group, China-based company has begun working on its $1 billion steel plant in Zimbabwe.
Saudi Arabia’s largest mining company, Ma’aden, will make its first international acquisition with the purchase of an African Fertilizer distribution company.
More than a quarter of Tiffany's 1500 global diamond cutters and polishers are now based in Africa.
Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has pledged its support to the Zimbabwean government to help boost the country's healthcare sector.
TM Forum, the global not-for-profit association focused on digital transformation has announced that 50 new companies joined the Forum in recent months.
Byron Mudhune is the co-founder and chairman of MafAfrique, an advisory and fund management group with operations in Africa and Eurasia.
Vivo Energy has announced its conclusion with Engen Holdings transaction, leading to expansion of its service station network to 8 new countries in Africa.
[South Africa] Sanlam remains resilient amid challenging operating environment, Sanlam annual results
Sanlam’s 2018 annual results provides testimony to its resilience amid challenging operating conditions and negative investment markets as it announced its operational results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018.
Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has launched its operations in Zimbabwe as it looks to expand its business beyond South Africa and extend its existing 10 000km fibre network.
Two homegrown African seed companies top the 2019 Access to Seeds Index for Eastern and Southern Africa, for playing a key role in raising smallholder farmer productivity.
The African Export-Import Bank has appointed Humphrey Nwugo as Regional Chief Operating Officer for its Harare-based Southern Africa Regional Office.
Platinum-group metals and chrome co-producer Tharisa, has been approved to begin trading its shares on the A2X exchange in South Africa.
Zimbabweans are turning Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent an apparent government internet shutdown according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com.
Dubai based airline Emirates has announced appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Africa.
Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end.
Free Web Hosting, initially launched August 2018 in Zimbabwe, has extended its services to neighboring South Africa.
Global money transfer company, WorldRemit has partnered with Atlas Mara Limited-owned Zimbabwe financial institution BancABC to provide a digital money transfer service.
Vubiquity, has announced a deal with Discover Digital to provide new international content in Africa starting with TelOne DEOD, Digital Entertainment On Demand, in Zimbabwe.
The Chief of Industrialization and Infrastructure at ECA has urged the African countries to sign the Luxembourg Protocol because railways are the key to open and free trade across Africa.
Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructural Development and Transport Minister has urged the Africa continent to focus on infrastructure development, to ensure it was competitive enough to make a difference.
Greenlight Planet, a provider of solar home energy products and its partner, Zonful Energy a pay as you go (PAYG) company in Zimbabwe have set an impressive record of distributing 10,000 Sun King™ solar home systems in a short span of four months.
Export of horticultural products in Zimbabwe has gone up from $23,333 in 2016 to $87 996 in 2018 to international Markets but mostly European Union.
The Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust has disbursed $87,5 million to almost 530,000 small-holder farmers and agribusinesses, as it seeks to boost their operations.
Mastercard President and CEO, Ajay Banga, this week visited Zimbabwe to show Mastercard's support for the country's drive to create a new wave of digital payments and inclusive growth.
Operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications Intelsat, and Q-KON announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Wellington Makamure as the new Regional CEO of Southern Africa, placing him in charge of four key markets in the region.
Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc has announced an upgrade to the resource base at its 49 per cent owned subsidiary, the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe.
EcoCash and Mastercard have announced the launch of EcoCash Scan & Pay, a simple, secure and instant mobile payments solution for consumers and merchants.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Southern Africa Office has launched the Zambia STEPS Profile and the Country Profiles (CPs) for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe in Lusaka.
Advisory and fund management group, MafAfrique is set to open a new regional presence in Zimbabwe, located at the heart of Southern Africa Development Community.
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has launched a telemedicine pilot project in Manicaland.
While corporate connectivity will provide the foundations of a growing economy, the provision of technology solutions within the SME sector will ensure Zimbabwe’s growth path is as inclusive and wide-ranging as possible.
The Zimborders Consortium has signed a concession agreement for the mega project to upgrade the Beitbridge border post.
ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems has announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region.
Zimbabwe, Egypt and Ghana are the leaders when comparing their September 2017 risk-reward score with the score from June 2018, according to the Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks and Oxford Economics.
The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission has deployed a five-person independent electoral assistance mission in Zimbabwe from 15 June 2018 to 8 July 2018 to provide technical support to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
Generic and Biosimilar Medicines of Southern Africa, formerly known as the National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, has appointed Erik Roos, CEO of Pharma Dynamics as Vice Chairperson to support the existing Chairperson.
Software Group a global software company with African headquarters in Kenya, has secured a deal to digitize the operations of Metbank, one of the pioneers of digital banking in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has become the 19th member state of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa's leading infrastructure development finance institution.
Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company has signed an agreement with Botswana Diamonds plc under which the two companies have agreed to exchange information derived from past exploration on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s cryptocurrency exchange, Golix, has coordinated a partnership withBlockstarters, South Africa’s blockchain hub and incubator, in a move that will see the exchange tapping into a new highly economic active market.
The African Export-Import Bank will arrange between $1 billion and $1.5 billion of funded and guarantee facilities to support businesses interested in investing in Zimbabwe, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the Bank, has announced.
Humaniq, a next-generation financial service with its own cryptocurrency has announced a new live chart support in its Mobile App.