Robson’s “It Takes Two” to premiere in London, Lagos

Robson’s “It Takes Two” to premiere in London, Lagos

By Edward Mukaro UNITED Kingdom-based actor, producer and film director, Daniel Ndlara Robson, dubbed Zimbabwe’s own Tyler Perry, has struck gold after the successful shoot of “It Takes Two”, in Lagos and London, respectively, as news of the film’s premiere slated for this summer in both cities. Filmed under Netflix quality standards, It Takes Two has generated a high buzz and huge interest on the international entertainment scene and of course among the general public, media and various business organisations. Commenting on his experience in Nigeria on the shoot of…

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Incentives spur farmers- Outgoing TIMB boss

Incentives spur farmers- Outgoing TIMB boss

By wellington Zimbowa OUTGOING Tobacco Industry Marketing Board chief executive officer, Dr Andrew Matibiri leaves a happy man after over a decade successful tenure at the helm of the state controlled tobacco regulation and advisory board. Credited with turning the fortunes of the dipiladating, but once vibrant sub-economic sector Dr Matibiri recalls that he gave his office due attention and has a parting lesson for the country. “My feeling is that, after serving as CEO for TIMB for 12 years, I have given the industry all that I had to…

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Zimbos inline for COVID- 19 jab

Zimbos inline for COVID- 19 jab

Reporter AS the world continues to fight the new Covid-19 variants, a numbers of different vaccines have been developed and among them they is Moderna, OxfordAstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Jonhson and Jonhson, as well as the Sinopharm, which the country recently received from China. Zimbabwe has recorded a total number of 35 710 cumulative cases with 3 783 active cases, 31 972 recoveries and 1430 deaths as of 17 February 2021. Health workers will be the first to get the jab, as the government awaits other deliveries from the United Kingdom, Russia…

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Vabati VaJehovha going from strength to strength

Vabati VaJehovha going from strength to strength

By Simbarashe Musaki VABATI VaJehovah choral group’s voices blend together beautifully – like a mixture of perfume oils of the same kind – an ingredient to a dazzle of publicity in pioneering the Vapositori music genre in a music industry dominated by instruments bonded music. The BusinessConnect newspaper hooked up with Vabati VaJehovah band leader, Richard Magaya and convinced him to summon up the group’s nostalgic moments fused with tragedy, and hope, as the Biblical Lazarus’ prescription to raise the group from the musical graveyard after the death of its…

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Vabati VaJehovha going from strength to strength

Vabati VaJehovha going from strength to strength

By Simbarashe Musaki VABATI VaJehovah choral group’s voices blend together beautifully – like a mixture of perfume oils of the same kind – an ingredient to a dazzle of publicity in pioneering the Vapositori music genre in a music industry dominated by instruments bonded music. The BusinessConnect newspaper hooked up with Vabati VaJehovah band leader, Richard Magaya and convinced him to summon up the group’s nostalgic moments fused with tragedy, and hope, as the Biblical Lazarus’ prescription to raise the group from the musical graveyard after the death of its…

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Almost 2 billion people depend on health care facilities without basic water services

Almost 2 billion people depend on health care facilities without basic water services

Around 1.8 billion people are at heightened risk of COVID-19 and other diseases because they use or work in health care facilities without basic water services, warn WHO and UNICEF. “Working in a health care facility without water, sanitation and hygiene is akin to sending nurses and doctors to work without personal protective equipment,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Water supply, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities are fundamental to stopping COVID-19. But there are still major gaps to overcome, particularly in the least developed countries.” The…

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Mhere set for Talitha Kumi launch

Mhere set for Talitha Kumi launch

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka RENOWNED Gospel artist, Mathias Mhere is set to quench worshippers’ thirst with a timely release of his latest album, Talitha Kumi, on the 13th December 2020, as the nation gets into a festive groove. The upcoming offering from Mhere comprises nine tracks that most certainly set top the charts and rock the airwaves just like his previous projects. In an interview with The BusinessConnect, Mhere said his songs are an inspiration from the Holy Spirit as his motivation comes from the word of God, which is alive…

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OK posts 684% revenue increase

OK posts 684% revenue increase

By Wellington Zimbowa RETAIL giant, Ok Zimbabwe Limited’s active response against the global COVID- 19 pandemic has paid dividends as the retailer’s annual revenue increased by 684 percent (%) compared to the previous trading year, according to the company’s trading update for the six months ending 30 September 2020. The increase in revenue was recorded despite an alarming 680.6% hike in overhead costs for the period under review. OK, Zimbabwe has a total of 65 shops nationwide and two wholly subsidiaries according to the update. In the period under review,…

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ZAA awards on the cards

ZAA awards on the cards

By Edward Mukaro ORGANISERS of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards, CMG International Media Group has announced that this year’s ZAA will be held virtually, over a two-day period from the 26th – 27 November 2020; under the theme: “Promoting critical conversation between the diaspora and home-based communities for collaboration and sustainable development.” The awards were originally scheduled to be hosted in the first quarter of the year (2020) in the resort town, Victoria Falls, but due to the outbreak of the COVID- 19 pandemic, organisers were forced to call the event…

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UKTP to spur horticulture growth – ZimTrade

UKTP to spur horticulture growth – ZimTrade

By Edward Mukaro THE United Kingdom Trade Partnership (UKTP) will boost Zimbabwe’s horticulture sector, while also enhancing the capacity of new players, ZimTrade has said. Zimbabwe recently signed a landmark deal with the UK that will see local horticulture products being exported to the European nation, boosting the Southern African nation’s revenue income from exports. Speaking in an interview with The BusinessConnect newspaper, ZimTrade corporate communications manager, Danai Majaha expressed the organisation’s optimism of the recent agreement between the two nations, saying it will go a long way in building…

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