Tawanda Karombo
Tawanda Karombo
Tawanda Karombo is an award-winning business and finance journalist covering Southern Africa with vast experience covering Zimbabwean companies, business and the economy for publications such as Sunday Times, Business Day, Moneyweb, The PoultrySite and ITWeb Africa among others. Tawanda has previously covered cricket and football and has in the past two years ventured into health reporting for the Mail and Guardian's Bhekisisa center for health reporting based in Johannesburg. tawakarombo@yahoo.co.ukSource
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Bitcoin becomes an official currency in the Central African Republic

Bitcoin becomes an official currency in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has overtaken regional cryptocurrency front-runners such as Kenya and Nigeria to become the continent’s first nation to officially adopt bitcoin as legal tender. El Salvador is the only other country that officially uses bitcoin as legal tender in the world. Uptake of the currency since its introduction in the country in September 2021 has been modest. The CAR parliament unanimously passed a law in favor of the adoption of bitcoin, driven by the need to solve currency and exchange rate challenges. The BBC quoted Yann Daworo, an economist in the CAR capital...

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More African governments are quietly tightening rules and laws on social media

More African governments are quietly tightening rules and laws on social media

By October 12, 2020Lesotho has become the latest African country to issue regulations on how ordinary citizens use social media. It is seeking to force local social media users with more than 100 followers to register with the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) as “internet broadcasters”.The move mirrors a growing trend exhibiting governments leaning towards stricter control of online platforms across Africa.If passed into law as largely expected, the new requirements will mean social media users in the small mountainous African country have to abide by strict guidelines and regulations...

October 12, 2020
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