Information Services 

Bulawayo man falls prey to social media scam, loses ZAR 50 000

The Zimbabwe Republic Police -ZRP- has called on members of the public to be wary of social media advertisements and online traders. This follows a case which happened on 20 February 2021, in which a Bulawayo man (30) was fleeced of ZAR 50 000 by an unknown man impersonating a health worker at Mpilo Hospital. The police says the unsuspecting victim was lured to the venue through a WhatsApp chat where the suspect claimed to be selling vehicle parts. He was made to leave his bag in the suspect’s vehicle…

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Financial Services 

Chin’ono pledges to give PJPA prize money to Murewa Hospital

Renowned investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who recently won the African Journalist Award for exposing corruption involving covid-19 procurement and donations in Zimbabwe, has pledged to help Murewa Hospital from the prize money. Chin’ono won the Gatefield People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA), which is being backed with $3000 in cash and $15000 worth of strategic support. Meanwhile, announcing his pledge, Chin’ono, wrote on his Twitter handle: “I commit ALL the prize money from this important award to helping buy basic PPE for Murewa Hospital! ‘I would like to thank all…

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Financial Services 

Big Zulu To Demand Money From Companies That Did Imali Eningi Challenge

Big Zulu To Demand Money From Companies That Did Imali Eningi Challenge Barely a week after Master KG indicated that he will be issuing out invoices to the companies that participated in the viral Jerusalema challenge, one of the finest Mzansi singers of all time fondly known as Big Zulu has followed suit, citing he will be demanding money from companies that used his viral track Imali Eningi in their adverts. Through the Southern African Music Organization otherwise known as SAMRO, the artists have indicated they will not leave any…

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Advertising Africa Startups 

Kenya-based music startup Mdundo to list on Danish exchange, raises $6.4m in pre-sale

The Kenya-based music service Mdundo is listing its shares on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Denmark tomorrow following an oversubscribed pre-sale period that raised DKK40 million (US$6.4 million), in a bid to solidify its leading position in the pan-African music market. Launched in 2013, provides access to all the continent’s favourite music to over five million monthly active users in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with over 20 million monthly downloads and streams via its website and app.  The company’s main markets are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana,…

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Africa Covid19 

Travellers to Ghana to pay $150 as Covid-19 testing fee

Government says all travellers coming to Ghana by air are supposed to pay $150 (¢868) for Covid-19 testing fee. The revelation follows the reopening of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to international passenger traffic after five months of closure. The mandatory testing, which is to be conducted for all passengers coming into the country forms part of directives outlined by the Ministry of Aviation and Health to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and ensure that the deadly disease is not imported into the country. Speaking during a press…

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