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Diaspora investment vehicle launched, targets Zimbabwe opportunities

Diaspora investment vehicle launched, targets Zimbabwe opportunities

A group of Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom met on Saturday 11 February 2017 in the country’s second city Birmingham to launch the Zimbabwe Diaspora Investment Group (ZiDIG) in the process successfully raising £100,000 as a seed for an investment fund. The company, which will be embarking on a series…

UK based private Zimbabwe Diaspora investment fund launch set for Saturday

UK based private Zimbabwe Diaspora investment fund launch set for Saturday

The Zimbabwe in Diaspora Investment Group (ZiDIG), a private investment outfit is being launched in UK’s second city Birmingham this Saturday, 11 February, 2017. The organisation will be going to market 2017 to raise money for an investment fund from Zimbabweans based abroad and institutional investors. ZiDIG, incorporated and headquartered…

Social media data tariff surge backlash forces Government, Regulator action

Social media data tariff surge backlash forces Government, Regulator action

Zimbabweans, who took to social media to voice their displeasure at an overnight spike in the cost of mobile internet access data caused by what mobile network operators (MNOs) called a regulatory directive imposing a floor price, have forced the government and the regulator to withdraw the directive. Within 48 hours…

2,500% overnight mobile data price hike in Zimbabwe sparks social media outrage

2,500% overnight mobile data price hike in Zimbabwe sparks social media outrage

Zimbabweans took to social media to express their anger and shock at the up to 2,500% overnight price hike of mobile phone tariffs. This followed a directive from the regulator Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) which imposed a minimum price mobile network operators (MNOs) should charge their…

Robert Mugabe, 92, endorsed by party to stand in 2018 presidential election

Robert Mugabe, 92, endorsed by party to stand in 2018 presidential election

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has confirmed that president Robert Mugabe will be its candidate for the 2018 presidential election. That means that the 92-year-old Mugabe will run for re-election at 94, and a win would put him in power until age 99. He has been the only leader Zimbabwe has known…

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