Banks in war of words over ballooning Africa debt

African Development Bank

from ALEXIS DOUMBIA in Abidjan, Ivory CoastABIDJAN – THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has reacted strongly to accusations by the Word Bank Group that it was contributing to the continent’s debt problems. AfDB’s reaction follows sentiments attributed to World Bank President, David Malpass, who has recently been quoted as saying AfDB and other multilateral development banks were “lending...

Dry land research centre for Chivi

Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) Vice Chancellor, Professor Rungano Zvobgo

by SUKUOLUHLE MASVINGO , (Lowveld Post) – GREAT Zimbabwe University is preparing to launch a research centre in Chivi which will focus on dry land agriculture, The Lowveld Post can reveal. Among other things, the school will address challenges associated with areas that receive poor rainfall and seek to understand how arid areas...

Conflict tarnishes treason acquittal of Sikhala

Police arrest violent MDC youths and councillor

by MERCY MUJURU MASVINGO - FIVE Masvingo residents, including a councillor, are to appear in court following the skirmishes that marred the acquittal of opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) vice-chairman, Job Sikhala, on treason charges. Law enforcers allege the individuals damaged a police vehicle and destroyed property when Sikhala appeared at the...

Could Coronavirus be a result of evil forces against China?


True Gospel with SAVIOUS PARKER KWINIKAI HAVE been ceaselessly praying for the innocent souls that have been caught up in the coronavirus outbreak ravaging China. Maybe on a personal note, this is because my beloved son is studying in that side of the world but the bigger picture is that I interceded for all the...

Masvingo high court acquits Sikhala

MDC-A vice chairman Job Sikhala

by WALTER MARWIZI MASVINGO, (Lowveld Post) - OPPOSITION Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance vice chairman Job Sikhala has been acquitted amid teargas outside to disperse party supporters. Police barricade Masvingo street that leads to high court where MDC-A vice chairman Job Sikhala was being tried. Photo by Walter Marwizi, Lowveld Post (Pvt)...

POSB goes digital


from WELLINGTON TONI in HarareHARARE - ZIMBABWE’S largest bank by branch network, the government-owned Peoples Own Savings Bank (POSB), is embracing technology in line with global trends in the sector. As competition in the market intensifies with the advent of technology, POSB plans to launch an Omni Channel Digital Banking Solutions platform by the middle of the year.

Scammers drool over prospects of Valentine’s Day loot

KnowBe4 Africa Managing Director, Anna Collard. Photo by Dion Henrick, CAJ News Cape Town Bureau.

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town, South AfricaCAPE TOWN - CYBER security experts are wary of the likelihood of an increase in online attacks and scams ahead of Valentine’s Day, on the back of over 7 000 attacks around dating applications (apps) in 2019. Kaspersky Lab reported the attacks as well on 2 548 users detected, amid 1...

Nyamutsamba speaks on Cheetahs, new World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series

In action is Zimbabwe's Cheetahs captain Hilton Mudariki. Photo, supplied.

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare HARARE - ZIMBABWE Sevens rugby coach, Gilbert Nyamutsamba relishes the chance to dance with the big rugby guns and believes the inaugural World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in Chile this weekend provides such an opportunity to earn promotion. Zimbabwe’s Cheetahs will join 15 other nations in the inaugural series...

Seed from Zaka gains export status

Masvingo based Zimbabwe Super Seeds

by SUKUOLUHLE NDLOVU MASVINGO, (Lowveld) – A pilot seed project that commenced in Zaka communal area in 2010 has grown into thriving company that is now exporting its products to Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia. The Masvingo based Zimbabwe Super Seeds (ZSS) has extended its market beyond the borders where it is selling its...

Safe internet use promoted in sub-Saharan Africa

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from TINTSWALO BALOYI in Johannesburg, South AfricaJOHANNESBURG - A NUMBER of non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa have partnered to raise awareness about internet safety and security. Facebook has partnered the nine organisations to coincide with Safer Internet Day, celebrated on February 11. The partnership is under the theme, “Together for a better...