Technology & Science

Africa: New Drive to Slash Africa’s Internet Costs

August 13, 2020 | Source: The Herald

[The Herald] High data costs in Africa have long been cited as an impediment to greater use of Internet services on the continent, even though Africans technically have full Internet access.

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Nigeria: Fresh Focus Required to Fight Cyber-Fraud – Expert

August 13, 2020 | Source: This Day

[This Day] The Risk Manager, Visa West Africa, Aribidesi Lawal, has cautioned that the change in consumer habit that has led to increased online shopping among consumers also comes with the attendant risk from fraudsters who are beginning to trail shop…

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Liberia: Cyber Crimes Has Increased Considerably in Liberia’s Cyberspace – a Call to Adopt Policy and Strategy

August 13, 2020 | Source: FrontPageAfrica

[FrontPageAfrica] There is an urgent need for the government of Liberia through the above mentioned government Ministries, Agency and Commission (MAC) to speedily adopt the drafted POLICY and STRATEGY on CYBERCRIMES in Liberia. A document that is expec…

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Liberia: LIBTELCO to Become GSM Operator

August 13, 2020 | Source: New Republic

[New Republic] -House Amends 2007 Telecom Act

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South Africa: Young People Are Shut Out From Work – They Need a Chance to Get Digital Skills

August 13, 2020 | Source: The Conversation Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Most young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa continue to be denied access to information and communications technology because of poor infrastructure and the digital divide.

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Nigeria: Covid-19, Telcos and New Subscribers

August 13, 2020 | Source: This Day

[This Day] Lagos — Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, telecommunication companies in Nigeria have continued to connect more subscribers, according to the latest reports released by the industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

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Nigeria: 9Mobile Crashes Call Rates

August 13, 2020 | Source: This Day

[This Day] 9mobile, through the re-launch of its Morelife Complete package, has crashed both local and international call rates.

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Nigeria: Closing Gender Divide Will Save Lives in Pandemic – Report

August 13, 2020 | Source: This Day

[This Day] A new report from International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nation’s specialised agency in charge of global telecommunications regulation, has stressed the need to close the global gender gap, in order to save lives during eme…

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Nigeria: Telecoms’ Workers Issue 14-Day Ultimatum to MTN

August 13, 2020 | Source: This Day

[This Day] The Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN) has expressed frustration over what it described as demoralising anti-labour activities by MTN Nigeria and issued a 14-day ultimatum for the company to …

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Nigeria: OOU Alumnus Boosts Varsity With N164 Million ICT Hub

August 12, 2020 | Source: This Day

[This Day] A United Kingdom-based Computer Science graduate of Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, yesterday announced a donation of N164m Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub for the univer…

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