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#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines — at least briefly — thanks to a “kill switch” that a security researcher has activated. The ransomware, called Wana Decryptor or WannaCry, has been found infecting machines across the globe. It works by exploiting a Windows vulnerability that the U.S. National Security Agency […]

Let There Be Greater Access To Women In ICT

Let There Be Greater Access To Women In ICT

Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are radically transforming how we live and work, our future opportunities, our societies, and our economies. But what if fifty percent of the population doesn’t have the same access to education and technologies as others? Education and ICTs have been two of the most powerful forces of change in the […]

Bridging The Stem And ICT Gender Gap In Tanzania

Bridging The Stem And ICT Gender Gap In Tanzania

If the Chinese City of Beijing comes to mind every time you talk about gender issues it’s probably advisable not to read beyond this first sentence. But, if gender will possibly mean little else beyond pub talk, or coinage floated around in policy corridors, then please read on. It’s a bit weird, also, that every […]

FG To Assist Sokoto To Develop ICT

FG To Assist Sokoto To Develop ICT

The Federal Government said it will assist Sokoto with expertise and other logistics to ensure rapid development of ICT in the state. Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, stated this when he visited Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the weekend. “We will deploy logistics and personnel to assist the state government develop its ICT sector. Already, […]

Rwanda: Girls Urged to Use ICT for National Transformation

Rwanda: Girls Urged to Use ICT for National Transformation

After undergoing information communication technology training sponsored by Imbuto Foundation, girls who excelled in last year’s Senior Six exams have been urged to use the skills acquired to spur national development. A total of twenty three students underwent a tree-week intensive training of Cisco IT essentials, including introduction to personal computer, computer assembly and disassembly, […]

How ICT Is Influencing The Rise Of Entrepreneurship In Nigeria

How ICT Is Influencing The Rise Of Entrepreneurship In Nigeria

Nigerians are widely famed for their entrepreneurism and drive and it is easy to see why. With traders peddling wares from wheelbarrows and devising innovative ways of calling your attention to their wares, putting up comedic and musical displays; others hawking their wares in the all too popular stand-still traffic that has come to characterize […]

Transforming Africa – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Releases Documentary of TEEP’s Groundbreaking First Year

Transforming Africa – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Releases Documentary of TEEP’s Groundbreaking First Year

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) announces the digital release of the documentary film Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs: Transforming Africa. The film tells the story of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), the Foundation’s decade-long commitment of $100 million to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs from all of Africa, to create jobs and generate wealth. TEF Founder, Tony […]

Tanzania Starts to Build Its Own Helicopters

Tanzania Starts to Build Its Own Helicopters

Tanzania has started to build its own helicopters in a project that will see the first batch of such choppers taking into the sky sometimes in 2018. Already, the prototype model, a two-seater aircraft is in its final stages of completion at the Mechanical and Engineering Department of the Arusha Technical College, which runs a fully-fledged […]

Nestle Sets Up Online Platforms for Expectant Mothers

Nestle Sets Up Online Platforms for Expectant Mothers

Nestlé has launched facebook pages where parents and mothers-to-be can source guidance and expert advice on good nutrition for their babies. Nestlé’s new Start Healthy Stay Healthy Facebook pages are available in Ghana and Nigeria. Philippe Hascoet, Country Business Manager for Nestlé Nutrition in Central and West Africa said the online social platforms, which are […]