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Econet buys Telecel globe

VimpelCom, the parent company of Telecel Globe, has just announced via a press release that it has sold all its shareholding in Telecel Globe to Econet Wireless Global for US $65 million. Effectively, the release says, Econet Wireless now owns U-Com (or Leo, what Telecel is called in Burundi) and Telecel Central African Republic.  So yes, the deal does …

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Today’s millionaire: Prophet Uebert Angel

The BBC calls him “young and charismatic.”  Uebert Angel is an enigma who has private audiences with heads of state, parliamentarians, philanthropists, billionaires and once the late world icon, Nelson Mandela. Business analysts have argued that his unlimited access to world leaders and leading businessmen has given Angel an advantage …

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Nothing for you Sikhala- MDC

MDC-T returnee Job Sikhala’s bid to land a seat in the party’s highest decision-making body, the national standing committee, suffered a heavy knock over the weekend after he was disqualified for not serving the mandatory five consecutive years. MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora told NewsDay that Sikhala was disqualified for failing …

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Oppah Muchinguri for Vice President

ZANU PF hawks pushing for the ouster of Vice-President Joice Mujuru at the party’s elective congress in December are reportedly subtly preparing outgoing Women’s League boss, Oppah Muchinguri, to take over the hot seat. STAFF REPORTER Impeccable party sources said the plot had the blessings of the First Family, hence …

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