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Lockdown forces drop in revenue collection

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The Chronicle Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business ReporterGOVERNMENT which in April collected about ZWL$3,82 billion, missed its revenue collection target by 11 percent and it attributed this to less trading activity on the market due to Covid-19 lockdown measures. Treasury said: “Total revenue collection for the month of April 2020 amounted to ZWL$3,818 billion against a […]

PPC secures investor for 32MW Colleen Bawn solar plant

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The Chronicle Business ReporterGIANT cement manufacturer, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) Zimbabwe, has secured an investor to build and operate a 32MW solar power plant in Colleen Bawn, Matabeleland South province. The development of the solar project is aimed at providing the cement producer with 16MW while the remainder would be fed into the national grid. […]

Zambezi Gas aims at double output

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The Chronicle Oliver Kazunga recently in HwangeMATABELELAND North-based coal mining company, Zambezi Gas plans to double output to 200 000 tonnes in the next three months after the miner received a major boost from an unnamed local investor. The firm is one of Zimbabwe’s biggest coal producers. Briefing Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando […]

Econet launches first low-cost Kai OS-enabled 3G phone in Zimbabwe

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The Chronicle Business ReporterECONET Wireless has partnered with KaiOS Technologies, a leading maker of mobile operating systems for feature smart phones, to launch the ‘Atom 3G’ phone — the country’s first 3G smart feature phone, that is set to help millions of Zimbabweans to access the Internet and become digitally included. Announcing the launch, Econet […]

Ethiopia: At least 150 Killed in Clashes Following Death of Outspoken Singer

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At least 150 people have been killed in the Oromia region of Ethiopia as riots following the killing of a popular singer continue. Known for his political songs, popular singer Hachalu Hundessa’s death has heightened ethnic tensions in Ethiopia, as the protests spread to the Oromia region, where Hundessa was born. Most of the deaths […]

Britain Poised to Ban Huawei

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The British government is set to end the participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the building of Britain’s 5G phone network — a policy about-turn that will further deteriorate London’s strained relations with Beijing, but will please Washington, according to British media reports. The major policy change follows a fresh reassessment by Britain’s National […]

Cosby Invokes Systemic Racism As he Fights #MeToo Conviction

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In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in July 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps. It was sensitive. Embarrassing. Private. U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno had another word for it. The conduct Cosby detailed in his deposition was “perhaps […]

Sex Workers Lack Food for Taking HIV Drugs During COVID-19

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As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV. The lockdown in Rwanda has kept many of her customers away, she said, so she has less money to buy food. And when she doesn’t eat, […]

As America Celebrates Independence Day, Is Discord Embedded in the Country’s DNA?

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Americans mark this Independence Day during a time of turmoil in the United States. While many debate whether to wear a mask in public, the COVID-19 pandemic is surging in most U.S. states. Outraged Black Lives Matter protesters have taken to the streets after the death of George Floyd while in police custody. A staggering […]