Zimbabwe’s restrictions on mobile money punish the users, not the offenders

Mobile financial services are, in most African countries, born out of crises. In 2011, Zimbabwe had gone through a volatile decade of economic crises – hyperinflation,...

RBZ permanently bans mobile money operators over allegations of money laundering

Zimbabwe Central bank has placed a permanent ban on mobile money operators over money laundering and...

Zimbabwe raids EcoCash for mobile money users, arrests journalist

"Full subscriber details of each user means they have your name, cellphone number, address and all...

Zimbabwe Accuses Biggest Phone Company of Money Laundering

(Bloomberg) -- Zimbabwe’s police have accused Econet Wireless Ltd., the country’s dominant mobile phone company, of...

Teamwork helps Zimbabwe pupils shut out of class by Covid-19

Online learning and food waste projects look to expand after FT hackathon...

Crackdown on mobile money hits Zimbabwe’s poor

Every day for weeks on end, Samantha Murozoki has made sure that the poorest citizens of...

Understanding What is Going On

Conventional economics does not often apply to the Zimbabwean economy. If we take as an example...

Zimbabwe’s Battle To Control Currency Inadvertently Boosts Bitcoin Profile

Zimbabwe’s deteriorating economic situation is forcing authorities to sign off on some desperate and controversial decisions....

Zimbabweans ‘getting poorer every day’ amid confusion over legal tender

The latest economic woes to hit Zimbabwe, which is grappling with 800 percent inflation, is the...

Hello? – How Zimbabwe’s got the wrong number when it comes to mobile money

“The unprecedented measures have been necessitated by the need to protect consumers on mobile money platforms...

Ecocash defies Zimbabwe order to suspend mobile money transactions

Government accuses operators and stock exchange of aiding sabotage of nation’s currency...

In Cash-Strapped Zimbabwe, Convenience of Mobile Money Comes at a Steep Cost

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Rutendo Garwe stares at her phone, calculating how much money she will lose...

A day-long mobile money shutdown will test the effectiveness of Zimbabwe’s new bank notes

Zimbabwe is desperately trying to stem inflation but also has a mobile money shutdown problem...

Can the new Zimbabwean dollar relieve a chronic cash crunch?

On Tuesday, the long-awaited, next-generation Zimbabwean dollar finally hit the streets....

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