Technology & Science

Kenya: Hacking Suspect Lives Large and Brags Big on Social Media

March 23, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nation] On January 20, Alex Mutuku boarded the Lady of Zanzibar, the 554-passenger ferry that operated between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and Pemba islands. Before that, he took a picture of the red ferry, also known as Kilimanjaro V. “I hope she take…

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Kenya: CBK Rejects Bankers’ Mobile Money Transfer

March 23, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nation] The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has directed banks to cut by half the time Kenyans take to transact on the lenders’ mobile money transfer platform, PesaLink, from the current 20 seconds before launch.

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Ethiopia: Diaspora Gearing Up Astounding Contribution

March 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Ethiopian Herald] A commendable new trend is emerging among professional Ethiopian Diaspora to contribute in knowledge sharing and technology transfer in an organized fashion featuring in multifaceted sectors, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affa…

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Africa: E-Skin Ushers in the Next Era of Smart Technologies By Enabling the Shift From Wearables to Skin-Worn Devices

March 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[PR Newswire] Santa Clara, California -Healthcare, consumer electronics and robotics to benefit the most from the disruptive technology, finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision team

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South Africa: Digital Awareness Campaign Moves to Ladybrand

March 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Residents of the small agricultural town of Ladybrand in the Free State will on Friday have an opportunity to learn and understand the importance of switching from analogue to digital broadcasting.

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Uganda: New Ugandan Bourse Online Portal to Spur More Trading

March 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[East African] The Uganda Securities Exchange has rolled out an online trading window — Easy Portal — that offers investors opportunities for faster transactions at no fee to spur trading activity.

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East Africa: Banks in the Region Face Most Risk of Cyber Attacks

March 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[East African] Information and communications technology experts have asked commercial banks in the East African region to step up their investment in cyber security, to combat the growing threat.

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Uganda: MPs Give Mixed Reaction to Clocking Technology

March 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Observer] MPs have reacted with cautious optimism and anxiety to the biometric clocking system that parliament activated last week.

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Kenya: Mobile Phone-Based Bonds Sale Set to Finally Roll Out Thursday

March 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nation] The sale of the mobile-based M-Akiba Treasury bond starts on Thursday, ending a one-and-a-half-year wait for small retail investors to invest in government debt.

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Africa: Online Workers Get a Rough Deal

March 21, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[SciDev.Net] Online contract jobs are now helping millions in the developing world to make a living – but a study has uncovered a subculture of low pay, job insecurity and lack of redress against exploitation.

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