Training Boosts Zimbabwean Campaign Against Child Labour

The campaign against child labour in Zimbabwe has received a boost from capacity building and training aimed at strengthening the Coalition Against Child Labour in Zimbabwe (CACLAZ) so it can take the lead in promoting the “area-based child labour free zones” model in Zimbabwe. The coalition, which comprises General Agricultural Plantation Workers Union of Zimbabwe [&hellip

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Malawi Makes Progress Against Child Marriages

Child marriages are rampant in Malawi, fueled mainly by poverty, patriarchy and traditional-cultural attitudes and practices. However, campaign efforts against the practice are beginning to bear fruit with the country recently adopting a law to raise the marrying age. The country’s parliament has unanimously approved a bill that raises the marrying age to 18 from [&hellip

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Zimbabwe’s Internet Badly Needs An Injection of Content

By Chief K.Masimba | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefKMasimba Zimbabwe’s internet space is so dry that it needs an injection of life. And that injection is made up of one thing: content. In the absence of that injection, the relevance of the internet to Zimbabwean lives and livelihoods will continue to be a pipe [&hellip

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Four African Tech Innovation Hubs Get Support

Four tech innovation hubs in Africa were recently awarded grants by The DOEN Foundation, Hivos Foundation and Indigo Trust in an initiative aimed at catalyzing the continent’s technology start-up ecosystem

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Ditching the Start-Up Pitch in Zimbabwe

The start-up pitch, which involves making a rapid fire presentation of an idea followed by a question and answer session involving selected judges, increasingly seems a waste of time and non-efficient in propagating the local tech start up ecosystem

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Why A Bottom-Up Approach Matters for Internet Governance

Internet Governance plays a key role in protecting an open, accessible, and free Internet which is critical for political, economic and social development. However, despite the rapid growth of the Internet in Southern Africa, the issue of Internet Governance (IG) is still in its infancy

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On Makanaka And Marrying Too Young

THE impression that former child TV star, Makanaka Wakatama, supposedly sashayed into an early marriage at age 15 and therefore has no right to recognize her victimhood fails to acknowledge the amount of damage that getting married too young – for whatever reason – inflicts on the girl child

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How Retailers Can Use Social Media in Zimbabwe

By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large Zimbabwean consumers, particularly in urban areas are increasingly catching up onto social media. It is estimated that 2 million plus Zimbabweans use social media

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South Africa Dominates African Twitterverse

By Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefK.Masimba | April 14, 2014 Africa’s richest country, South Africa, dominated conversation on the social networking platform, Twitter, while football was the most discussed topic in the last quarter of 2013 according to a recent study

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U.N. Security Council Approves Central Africa Republic Peacekeeping Mission

The United Nations (U.N.) Security Council last week approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian access in Central African Republic (CAR) which has been gripped by violent conflict since December

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