Thursday, August 16, 2018
Livingston Marufu With the global media awash with Zimbabwe reports since the ouster of former President Mugabe in November last year, the new administration can now capitalise on that positive publicity to market the country as an attractive tourist destination. Zimbabwe, which is known by many as the Jewel of Africa...
Enacy Mapakame Zimbabwean banks have accelerated the switch to paperless transactions, but the rural people risk being left behind due to digital divide. The country’s booming technological development is reflected in the rapid growth of mobile phone use, where every citizen virtually has access to a cellular phone, mainly smart phones. But...
It’s a photo finish between Virgin Atlantic and Eva Air as to who introduced premium economy to the world first. Eva, a Taiwanese carrier founded in 1989 launched its “evergreen” class on its Boeing 747s in late 1992, flying from Taipei to Los Angeles with passengers spread across four cabins...
THE world’s longest commercial flight will be launched in October by Singapore Airlines. Passengers will fly non-stop between New York and Singapore, covering a distance of around 9,500 miles. New Airbus A35-900ULR (ultra long range) aircraft will be used for the flights, lasting up to 18 hours and 45 minutes. They will...
Business Writer With global media ablaze with Zimbabwean topics since the ouster of the country’s former president Robert Mugabe in November last year, the new administration can capitalise on that publicity to market the country’s numerous attractive tourist destinations. Zimbabwe, which is known by many as the Jewel of Africa, given...
Tawanda Musarurwa Inside the Matobo National Park, having travelled just a few kilometres searching for Maleme Dam, where we were looking forward to some canoeing and fishing, we encountered a sign post marked “White Rhino Shelter”. Perfect start to our exploration of the park, we thought. This should be straightforward then. Having...
Taurai Mangudhla The youthful in their late 20s and younger, and avid rhumba music lovers would know him better than the older folk in their 50s. Those in their 50s are likely more familiar with his mentor and compatriot, Koffi Olomide. Olomide dominated Zimbabwe’s music scene in 1997 and 1998 with...
Structural changes in the world’s biggest importer and second-biggest economy are re-shaping how the industry works. The seaborne iron ore market appears to be in something of a sweet spot currently, with largely steady demand and prices that have been flat-lining for the past couple of months. Of course, another way...
Chipo Sabeta Eating habits have been shifting across the world with many people, particularly in Zimbabwe, turning to traditional foods. The craze for fast foods among the rich and those health conscious, is slowly fading away, with perhaps the younger generation, the only group that remains with a penchant for food...
KIGALI/ABIDJAN. — Early last year, weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the US Trade Representative. That seven-page letter set Africa in the cross-hairs of the new administration’s “America First” trade ideology, pitting the world’s largest economy against...