The real cost of free WiFi in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabweans and Zimbabwean businesses are becoming more and more connected to the world wide web. This is a good thing because increased connectivity opens us up even more to a world of opportunity. To add to that, from a business point of view, increased connectivity (more so broadband) can increase business process efficiency. But, that […]

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Is Acie Lumumba Capitalising on #ThisFlag?

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This week and Wednesday 13 July 2016 in particular, has been quite moving. It was the week in which someone was arrested for inspiring others to speak up. It saw scores of people come together in person at the Harare Magistrates Court and in spirit via social media in support of Pastor Evan Mawarire (#ThisFlag […]

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What to do if WhatsApp gets blocked in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe once again finds itself going tough times and that said, Zimbabweans are speaking out more about their frustrations. Many are sharing their feelings, thoughts and frustrations via social media and other communication platforms such as WhatsApp. The messages have inspired many to speak out and stand up for what they feel is right. But, […]

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Become anonymous online with a VPN & prevent the Zimbabwe government from spying on you

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Over the last few weeks, Zimbabweans have been exercising their freedom of speech and especially so via social media and messaging platforms such as WhatsApp. All that you have to do is log into Facebook or Twitter where you will more than likely come across updates from friends expressing their sentiments on the situation in […]

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How to beat Zimbabwe’s Bond Notes

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Our economy has been through all sorts in the last few years. It’s has gone from a functional Zimbabwe dollar to a dysfunctional dollar that saw unprecedented levels of hyperinflation that caused all sorts of chaos. It got to a point where it didn’t make sense to transact in our own currency where trillion dollar […]

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MDC Zimbabwe peaceful demonstration (14 April 2016) in pictures

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The Movement for Democratic Change held a demonstration in the city centre of Harare today in protest of unemployment, corruption, lack of rule of law and the economic meltdown currently dogging the country. The leader of MDC former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai addressed the protesters at Africa Unity Square where he implored the youths of […]

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Traffic cops clash with kombi drivers

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The “Ngongonos” or Knockers have resurfaced again on the streets of Harare. These truncheon wielding traffic control officers who have earned the moniker “ Mangongongo” from touts and drivers manning the illegal undesignated bus stops strewn all over the city center commonly referred to as “Mshika,shika” are bearing down hard on errant kombi drivers and […]

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Step Over Them by Rassie Ai

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Step Over Them by Rassie Ai (from the album Return to Life). The song is a song of encouragement and inspiration to the struggling masses of Zimbabwe home and abroad. It seeks to encourage Zimbabweans at home and abroad to “step over’ their challenges and maintain a positive outlook. Speaking to Zimbabweans of all ethnicities […]

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The diasporan with a new hope of returning to Zimbabwe

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The festive season has come and gone and with it, brought about an influx of diasporans returning home on holiday. For some, the visit was a long time coming and for others, it was part of a frequent commute home to visit family and friends. Many of the visitors enjoyed their visit and throughout their […]

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Ina de system by Rassie Ai

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Ina de system scrupulously examines the experiences of a Zimbabwean migrant worker in the diaspora, his/her experiences on a social and community level as well the hardships faced due to perceptions of the host communities. Ina de system – Lyrics “Check it well this is Rassie Ai, I’m speaking to all the foreign guy, all […]

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