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Econet’s Akello expands digital learning offerings across Africa

Akello, the e-learning or Ed-tech arm of Econet Group offering digital products aligned to national curriculums and local identities and more, has today announced the launch of an end-to-end digital platform. This enterprise is set to broaden the access of learning opportunities for students across Africa according to the company’s CEO, Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa. “We […]


Econet subsidiary DPA partners with Huawei on battery technology

Distributed Power Africa (DPA) has partnered up with Huawei Technologies to deliver the latter’s Smart Energy Fusion solution to be used in hybrid solar solutions for the African market. The partnership will increase and enhance DPA’s product offering by providing improved storage and the company hopes this will increase the uptake of their reliable commercial […]


Econet subsidiary DPA cancels 10 MW solar deal in SA

A setback for solar in Africa


Econet subsidiary installs electric vehicle charging stations across Zimbabwe

Econet subsidiary Distributed Power Africa (DPA) has begun installing electric vehicle charging stations across Zimbabwe with the first in Msasa (Harare


Econet Group partners with Alphabet Inc subsidiary to expand internet services across Sub Saharan Africa

Econet Group has partnered with X, an Alphabet Inc subsidiary, to bring Project Taara’s wireless light-beam broadband technology to Sub Saharan Africa.


Steward Bank & Econet Accused Of Violating Labour Laws

Local news publication Zim Morning Post has alleged that Steward Bank is “violating local labour laws” and abusing the rights of their workforce. Zim Morning claims they conducted an investigation after coming across a report that ranked Zimbabwe among the 10 worst countries to work in globally. This publication discovered that two of the group’s […]


Strive Masiyiwa Becomes Zimbabwe’s First Billionaire According to Forbes

Finally, a Zimbabwean makes it onto the billionaire’s list, Strive Masiyiwa. Well, frankly speaking he is not the first Zimbabwean billionaire… most of us were at some point, just not according to Forbes 😉 Strive Masiyiwa, who is probably the most popular non politician personality in Zimbabwe has been ranked as 14th among Africa’s 23 billionaires. […]


Kwesé Not Being Zimbabwean Is NOT A Bad Thing, Pointing It Out Is Not An Attack

We recently wrote an article pointing out that Kwesé is not a Zimbabwean company. Responses to that were surprising. You can go read the comments if you haven’t already and you’ll be entertained at the very least. There were so many comments they could not be responded to individually and so here goes Many did not […]