The Women in News editors and senior journalists from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. Rwandan Women in News journalists will join the programme soon.
Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016.

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

Zimbabwe: Watered down media achievements
Zimbabwe: Watered down media achievements

After seven years of devastating effects of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), the media and the population at large have welcomed the registration of four newspapers in Zimbabwe - Newsday, Daily News, Daily Gazette and The Mail.

By Tarisai Nyamweda

Doubts over Zimbabwe diamonds

BULAWAYO and TEL AVIV: Three days of tense deliberations by members of the Kimberley Process have failed to reach consensus on whether diamonds from Zimbabwe's Marange fields should be certified as conflict-free. Zimbabwe has already announced that it intends to resume exports of the precious stones immediately.

By Busani Bafana and Pierre Klochendler

Econet dangles carrot to unregistered subscribers

Econet Wireless has unveiled brand new Isuzu vehicles to persuade unregistered subscribers to register their lines with the network under new regulations.

By Dumisani Ndlela

Trevor Ncube's brave new Zimbabwe
Trevor Ncube's brave new Zimbabwe

Trevor Ncube, the owner of the Mail & Guardian newspaper, has leaped back into the brave new world that is Zimbabwe today with a new daily newspaper, NewsDay. The Zimbabwean publisher and entrepreneur, who remained a thorn in Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's side with his two weekly newspaper even after he left Zimbabwe, talks to about the business of launching a paper in a wrecked economy.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetZA

Orascom elects listing Zimbabwean unit on ZSE
Orascom elects listing Zimbabwean unit on ZSE

Orascom Telecom has spurned members of an investment consortium bidding for shareholding in Telecel Zimbabwe and instead proposed a listing of its Zimbabwean unit on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE).

By Dumisani Ndlela

Zim bank lures football fans in marketing drive

TN Bank has turned on the power of football into a marketing tool by bankrolling a match between Zimbabwe's most popular team, Dynamos FC and the DRC's TP Mazembe on 18 July 2010.

By Dumisani Ndlela

On the edge of the frying pan
On the edge of the frying pan

With governance in limbo and post-election violence spreading beyond control in Zimbabwe, rights groups and think-tanks have warned of a military coup, martial law or even civil war.

Editor appeals against conviction

Newspaper editor convicted of practising journalism without accreditation appeals against conviction, harsh sentence.

Mandela Rhodes Scholarship students announced

For the past 18 years, Chipateni Nyirenda from Lusaka, Zambia, wanted to meet her role model former President Nelson Mandela. Her dream was realised on Tuesday, 4 March 2008, as she, along with 23 students from across the continent, sat next to him to receive her Nelson Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.

By Gabi Khumalo

Using mobile phones to reach out to voters (Image: IRIN)
Zimbabwe: Election campaigns go hi-tech

Savvy text messaging and cheeky ring tones are the new face of cost-effective political campaigning in Zimbabwe in the run up to the 29 March election, despite the creakiness of country's cell phone networks.

RBZ donates new fleet to state media

Zimbabwe's central bank has "donated" a fleet of brand new vehicles to state media houses, to prop them up ahead of the 29 March 2008 elections.

By Lebo Nkatazo

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