Technology & Science

Tanzania: President Suluhu Hassan – Tanzania Hub of ICT

December 6, 2021 | Source: Daily News

[Daily News] President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said Tanzania is now the hub of Information Communications Technology (ICT) as the country is keen to increase its fiber optic interconnections with neighboring landlocked countries.

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Kenya: United States and Kenya Hold Dialogue On Cyber Issues

December 6, 2021 | Source: State Department

[State Department] The United States and Kenya held the first U.S.-Kenya Cyber Dialogue convened under the U.S.-Kenya Bilateral Strategic Dialogue on December 1. The Department of State’s Acting Coordinator for Cyber Issues Michele Markoff led the U.S….

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Ghana: Has Microsoft Gone Too Far With Its Latest Edge Feature?

December 3, 2021 | Source: Ghanaian Times

[Ghanaian Times] Not a popular move

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Africa: Pan-Continental Connectivity Challenger Paratus Is Joining Up the Fibre Gaps and Eying West Africa for Expansion

December 2, 2021 | Source: Balancing Act

[Balancing Act] London — Over 9 years, Namibian-based Paratus Telecommunications has been expanding the reach of its fibre network to the point where it now reaches 14 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. Russell Southwood spoke to the Group’s Ch…

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Egypt: Egypt Wins Best Digital Promotional Campaign On Social Media Platforms in Russia

December 2, 2021 | Source: Egypt Online

[Egypt Online] Egypt won the best promotional campaign launched on social media platforms in Russia, according to the global ADCoLoNY platform, one of the leading platforms in evaluating electronic advertising campaigns.

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Rwanda: World Bank Avails Rwf100 Billion for Rwanda’s Broadband, Digital Services

December 2, 2021 | Source: New Times

[New Times] Rwanda’s broadband and digital public services ambitions has received a boost as the World Bank Group approved $100 million financing for the purpose.

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South Africa: Not All of the Cogs in the Cybercrimes Act Machine Are Turning At Once – We Still Remain Vulnerable

December 2, 2021 | Source: Daily Maverick

[Daily Maverick] The signing into law of the Act is a welcome step, but it is concerning that sections dealing with revenge porn and protection orders are not yet part of the final legislation.

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South Africa: Lamola Welcomes Ramping of Cybercrimes Act

December 2, 2021 | Source: SAnews.gov.za

[SAnews.gov.za] Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has welcomed the coming into operation of certain sections of the Cybercrimes Act, with effect from 1 December 2021.

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Ghana: GhIPSS Services Record 146 Percent Growth

December 2, 2021 | Source: Ghanaian Times

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana continues to make steady growth in the patronage of electronic products and services, as the third quarter performance report by the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS) shows a growth of over 146.1 per cent in …

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Africa: Despite Covid-19 Connectivity Boost, World’s Poorest Left Far Behind

December 2, 2021 | Source: UN News

[UN News] Some 2.9 billion people still have never used the internet, and 96 per cent live in developing countries, a new UN report has found. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the estimated number of people who have gone on…

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