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Tackling CyberCrime In Nigeria – NITDA

Tackling CyberCrime In Nigeria – NITDA

The National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it has adopted a multi-faceted approach to addressing the growing cybersecurity threat in Nigeria. The Director-General of the agency, Kasheem Inuwa, said this at the Information Assurance Workshop in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr Inuwa spoke through the Director of Information Technology and Infrastructure Solutions Department (ITIS), […]

Nigeria Retains Leadership Of Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

Nigeria Retains Leadership Of Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

Nigeria has remained Africa’s largest smartphone market in Q2 2019 followed by South Africa and Egypt, the latest figures by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed. Nigeria and South Africa saw smartphone shipments increase 3.6 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively, while Egypt had 18.0 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth after the market shrunk […]

Girls-in-ICT Mentorship Week Opens in Accra

Girls-in-ICT Mentorship Week Opens in Accra

About 60 girls from selected basic schools in the Western Region are in Accra to participate in the Girls-in-ICT initiative mentorship week aimed at encouraging them to opt for careers within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The girls were adjudged the best out of 548 others who were involved in ICT training and […]

Aircraft Assembled, and Flown, By SA Teenagers Lands Safely In Egypt

Aircraft Assembled, and Flown, By SA Teenagers Lands Safely In Egypt

The first aircraft assembled, and flown, by South African teenagers arrived safely in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday, after it jetted off from Cape Town last month. The aircraft was assembled by a group of 20 students from vastly different backgrounds. According to the BBC, the four-seater Sling 4 plane landed in Namibia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, […]

Innovation Hub Unveiled For Tech Startups In Lagos

Innovation Hub Unveiled For Tech Startups In Lagos

A new tech-driven platform, otherwise known as New Eko Innovation Hub has been launched in Lagos for what organisers described “as a strategic move to use technology as the key driver to fast-growing and smart economies for the country”. The tech-innovation hub, described as brainchild of Victor Afolabi, the Founder and CEO of GDM Group, […]

Rwanda Moves To Regulate Social Media Content Amid Misinformation

Rwanda Moves To Regulate Social Media Content Amid Misinformation

The Government is going to devise strategies to regulate social media content, a move which is intended to curb the spread of misinformation, the Minister for ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, has disclosed. Ingabire made the revelation on Friday while responding to MP Jean Claude Ntezimana’s concerns over abusive social media content and false identities. […]

Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract U.S.$1.2 Billion

Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract U.S.$1.2 Billion

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa received 78 per cent of the total funding of $1.163 billion for Africa’s technology startups last year confirming the attractiveness of African entrepreneurs and their ability to transform the continent into a global power house. According to Partech Africa’s 2018 annual report on the financing on the continent, this include […]

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

 ‘Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills. Three times a year Ideario runs a free, […]

Akeredolu’s Wife Gives Tablets Containing JAMB Questions To Female Students

Akeredolu’s Wife Gives Tablets Containing JAMB Questions To Female Students

WIFE of the Ondo State governor, Betty Ayanwu Akeredolu, has given out one hundred tablets to secondary school girls after the completion of one month training programme on    Information Communication and Technology (ICT). The beneficiaries were picked from 23 secondary schools in Akure, the state capital. They got the tablets,  loaded with JAMB questions, […]

#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 […]

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