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Econet Zero free access to Wikipedia, Coursera, edX - greatest event in Zimbabwe's internet History

Econet Zero free access to Wikipedia, Coursera, edX - greatest event in Zimbabwe's internet History | African News | Scoop.it

If there’s one tool I’ve been always been thankful to the internet for since I came to know this amazing tool, it is Wikipedia. I cannot live without it, and I’m sure even you don’t spend a day without dropping by the site to feed on knowledge about whatever it is you’re browsing on. The internet would be very disorganised without it. Yes, Wikipedia itself is not very organised, but disorganised order is the essence of the internet itself. Freedom in accessing knowledge and being a part of its creation. Open to everyone to use, to disagree and to contribute their knowledge. That is very powerful.

So, when Econet announced today that they were zero rating Wikipedia, I was blown away. I have wished a local operator would do this, but a part of me has always admitted there has to be business case, and ‘free’ is rarely so. But it has happened. Econet Zero means anyone with just the simplest of feature phones, and access to an Econet line, can browse the whole Wikipedia for free. It’s very hard to overstate how huge an impact this will have on internet users in Zimbabwe.


See more at: http://www.techzim.co.zw/2014/03/econet-zero-is-the-greatest-thing-to-happen-to-our-internet-access-period/#sthash.sGT3RDlN.dpuf


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British govt gives Zimbabwe $10 million for school fees - SW Radio Africa

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The UK government has provided an extra $10 million to enable thousands of poor children across Zimbabwe to access basic education.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 28, 2014 5:02 AM
British govt gives Zimbabwe $10 million for school fees 
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Mobile phones empower rural Zimbabwe

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Rural Zimbabwe is characterized by a lack of infrastructure, limited electricity supply and poor road networks. No wonder that communication to these areas has long been limited. Yet, over the past five years, mobile phones have begun providing a means to connect Zimbabwe’s rural population with urban dwellers.


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Mobile phones being used to empower people, and change the world for the better.

 

Still, WE have Candy Crush.

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Mobile phones being used to empower people.

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President Mugabe Is a True Patriot - Koffi Olomide

President Mugabe Is a True Patriot - Koffi Olomide | African News | Scoop.it

President Mugabe is a real patriot who wants to see Zimbabwe and Africa freed from any form of bondage, iconic Congolese rhumba musician Koffi Olomide has said.

 

Koffi, arguably one of Africa's biggest artistes, is in the country to perform at the wedding of Miss Bona Mugabe and Mr Simba Chikore in Harare tomorrow.


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I really like Koffi's music - but I have zero respect for his  political opinions.

 

 

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Project aims to build African health research capacity - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa

Project aims to build African health research capacity - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa | African News | Scoop.it
A training programme is strengthening the capacity of health workers in Ghana and Zimbabwe to carry out research.
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