Category Archives: Zimbabwe News
Carlson Rezidor is accelerating its growth strategy in Africa. The group has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. The group is also entering 28th country in Africa and taking the Park Inn by Radisson brand to the Indian Ocean Islands. This hotel group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups worldwide with over 1,400 hotels in 115 countries.
Zimbabwe is to repeal its outdated mines and minerals Act in a bid to boost the mines sector and woe much needed investors, Fred Moyo, Mines and Minerals Development Deputy Minister has said.
A Philippines based company, Edmark International has spread it wings into Zimbabwe with the recent launch of its first Edmark Zimbabwe’s 1st anniversary expo recently on 19 March, 2016.
Massive corruption in the construction and engineering sector in the developing world especially in Africa is sabotaging policies and programmes that aim to reduce poverty, according to a presentation by Zimbabwe’s Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Vice-President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Anti-Corruption chairperson and Chairperson of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) at the recent World Engineering Conference and Convention held in Kyoto, Japan in 2015.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in West and Central Africa: stakeholders meet for increased vigilance in the poultry sector
From 15 to 17 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has convened a regional consultation with the stakeholders of the poultry sector from West and Central Africa on risk management for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) along the poultry sector value chain. The meeting is jointly organized with the Government of Senegal as part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program (EPT-2) funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and aims to finalize a regional emergency program for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.
People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents will however retain their hold on power. These are some of the key messages of RiskMap 2016, published today by global business risk consultancy Control Risks. RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016.
By: Gareth Mellon, ICT Programme Manager at Frost & Sullivan Africa
Closing of the continental consultative meeting for the review of the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC)
The Continental Consultative meeting for the review of the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC) Came to an end on the 2nd of December 2015 with consensus among the member states after critical analysis on the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC)
Harare, Zimbabwe 25 – 27 November 2015
Food security worsening in areas suffering from civil conflict and adverse weather conditions
Transparency International estimates 75 million Africans paid a bribe in the past year
In the lead up to the festive season, consumers are increasingly turning to online shopping portals instead of visiting physical stores due the convenience that these platforms offer. According to Oliver Facey, VP Operations for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, while local consumers are embracing the shift towards e-commerce, many are still not aware of the regulations involved with importing products purchased online from international retailers, which could lead to consumers incurring unexpected expenses. These charges also apply when receiving gifts from international origins.
The Anzisha Prize (anzishaprize.org) is pleased to announce a diverse, experienced and representative judging panel for the 2015 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs. The Prize has invited a panel of four experienced professionals from the both the business and social sectors who represent a holistic view of contributors to the dialogue around youth entrepreneurship in Africa. The judges’ experience stems from a diverse knowledge and experience base. The panel includes entrepreneurs at both an established and scaling stage, leaders from social and business sectors, contributors to the African business dialogue through media, and represents a cultural diversity that is relevant to and mirrors the youth entrepreneurs that they will be assessing. The finalists for the Anzisha Prize will pitch their ventures to the judges on Monday 16 November. The panel will consider each project on its own merits in responsiveness to a market opportunity or social need, ingenuity, scalability and impact. The grand prize-winner will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Tuesday 17 November at Room Five in Rivonia, Johannesburg, South Africa.