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Masiyiwa Talks About AVATT’s Efforts In The Caribbean Nations

Strive Masiyiwa, the African Union Special Envoy and a member of the AU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), has revealed his involvement in helping ship vaccines to the Jamaican Olympic team. Masiyiwa – the pan-African billionaire businessman and philanthropist who mentors millions of young African entrepreneurs through his Facebook blog with over 5.7 million […]

Masiyiwa Challenges Entrepreneurs To Solve Problems In Their Communities

Pan-African businessman and billionaire entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa, who is also the African Union’s Special Envoy in the fight against COVID, talks about how he led the creation of the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) – now the largest eCommerce Platform in Africa – to inspire entrepreneurs to solve problems in their communities. Masiyiwa Writes: At […]

Masiyiwa retraces how he got involved in the fight against COVID

Econet Founder and pan-African businessman and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa, who is the African Union Special Envoy for COVID-19, retraces how he got involved in the fight against the deadly virus just before the outbreak of the pandemic Masiyiwa writes: In February 2020, a month after the pandemic began to spread globally, I travelled to Abu […]

How I first met Sir Richard Branson – By Strive Masiyiwa

How I first met Sir Richard Branson – by Strive Masiyiwa On the eve of Sir Richard Branson flight to space aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft at the weekend, Strive Masiyiwa recounts how he first met Sir Richard and gives a glowing tribute to the mentor, the philanthropist and the legendary entrepreneur that he is […]

African Countries Should Start Investing In Their Substitute Commodities

By Charles Dhewa While the profile of indigenous food has been rising over the past few years across Africa, policy makers are yet to direct policies and public spending to the majority of indigenous commodities. A lot of support continues to be directed at exotic commodities that are being threatened more by a changing climate. […]

Justice Maphosa: Philanthropist Who Knows No Borders

Harare – Known back home as a humble businessman, the South Africa-based Zimbabwean entrepreneur Justice Maphosa – chief executive and founder of Bigtime Strategic Group – has all but shown that compassion and a Godly call to serve humanity should never be limited to one’s home country as he has become a household name across […]

Strive Masiyiwa Named Among 2021 World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe founder and chairperson Strive Masiyiwa has been named among 2021 World’s 50 Greatest leaders for his pioneering role in championing a cashless payments and participation in the fight against COVID-19. Masiyiwa  is number 48 on a list that also includes International tennis sensation Naomi Osaka, country music legend Dolly Parton and the […]

Masiyiwa Speaks On His Role In Getting Africa’s 400 Million Vaccine Doses

African Union Special Envoy for COVID-19 and Pan-African businessman Strive Masiyiwa has spoken on the role he played in helping put together an agreement signed early this week for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to manufacture 400 million doses of vaccines for Africa, worth nearly US$4 billion. The deal will allow all African Union Member States […]

COVID-19 and the Wide Political Chasms of Zimbabweans

The recent passing on of two cabinet ministers and several prominent figures in the country revealed a sad reality. Zimbabweans have been polarized on political lines to the extent of trading their morals and Ubuntu to settle political scores. By Shelton Muchena In African tradition, death is a unifier, enemies come together in the spirit […]