A day without an internet connection does not contribute to the balance sheet of a corporate trying to compete in the global village. No telephone line means no access to international clients. That's the nightmare facing Zimbabwean business executives at present.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has emerged as the new hope to resolve the hitherto intractable Zimbabwean political and economic impasse. After numerous failed diplomatic attempts to have Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe vacate his seat, Annan is expected to bring a political deal to Harare later this year.
<img src="http://www.mg.co.za/ContentImages/199502/Zim_icon.GIF" align=left>Tsholotsho has become a symbolic battleground in the Zimbabwean elections with the ruling Zanu-PF, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change and independent candidate Jonathan Moyo, former information minister, vying for the parliamentary seat in the March poll. This otherwise sleepy town has impacted like no other on the countryâ€™s political landscape.