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Namibia Most Attacked By Cybercrooks In Africa

Namibia Most Attacked By Cybercrooks In Africa

NAMIBIA is the country worst targeted by cybercriminals in Africa as the continent exceeds the global average by more than twice over the past six months. Zambia, Morocco, South Africa and Nigeria, in that order complete the top five countries most impacted by cybercrime in the region. This is according to Checkpoint, the multinational provider […]

Fibre To Improve Internet Connectivity In Botswana

Fibre To Improve Internet Connectivity In Botswana

Government intends to develop the ICT sector in order to achieve social, economic and technological transformation of the country. The Minister of Transport and Communications, Ms Dorcas Makgato said this during a recent launch of Fibre to the Home Technology, which is expected to give unlimited bandwidth for internet connection to homes. Minister Makgato said […]

Google To Train 200,000 Students In Nigeria

Google To Train 200,000 Students In Nigeria

Google has announced that it is expanding its Digital Skills for Africa programme by engaging local organisations to train 200,000 students in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in one year. CS First, the Google programme created by educators and computer scientists, targets children aged nine to 16 years. It introduces coding and computer science to […]

Agri-Foodtech Female Leaders Struggle To Attract Investment

Agri-Foodtech Female Leaders Struggle To Attract Investment

Female entrepreneurs in the food and agricultural technology industry received a tiny fraction of the $16.9 billion investment deals secured worldwide in 2018, a new report said on Thursday. Called ‘Money Where Our Mouths Are,’ it is the first-ever study to document funding inequality for women trying to pave the way in this growing, innovative sector. While […]

PayPal First To Drop Out Of Facebook Cryptocurrency

PayPal First To Drop Out Of Facebook Cryptocurrency

Payments firm PayPal has become the first company to pull out of an alliance that is trying to launch Facebook’s digital currency Libra. PayPal made the announcement in a statement on Friday, but did not specify what had prompted the decision. Libra, and its digital wallet Calibra, were revealed by Facebook in June. But the […]

Wall Street Is Ignoring The Omens Of Recession

Wall Street Is Ignoring The Omens Of Recession

The world is on the brink of a recession if all the breathless headlines are to be believed. So why are U.S. stocks near all-time highs? That’s a question my MBA students have been asking me lately. Even the Federal Reserve is concerned – at least worried enough to reduce U.S. borrowing costs for the second time this year. Stocks are usually considered a barometer of a […]

SA, Nigeria Begin Bi-National Discussions

SA, Nigeria Begin Bi-National Discussions

Two of Africa’s largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, are today expected to renew longstanding bilateral ties during the ninth Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC). International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor is hosting her Nigerian counterpart Geoffrey Onyeama ahead of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit on Thursday. In her opening remarks on […]

Palm Oil from ‘Orangutan Capital Of World’ Sold To Major Brands, Says Forest Group

Palm Oil from ‘Orangutan Capital Of World’ Sold To Major Brands, Says Forest Group

Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) and Musim Mas Group bought oil from […]

Namibia Introduces Visas On Arrival

Namibia Introduces Visas On Arrival

Tourists from 47 countries no longer have to apply for visas in advance before leaving their countries for tourism, visiting, or transiting through Namibia. This was announced yesterday by home affairs minister Frans Kapofi at the launch of the ‘Visa on Arrival’ pilot project held at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). This project aims to […]

Andela Tech Group Cuts Staff As It Confirms $50M In Revenue

Andela Tech Group Cuts Staff As It Confirms $50M In Revenue

Africa-focused tech talent accelerator Andela will cut 400 junior engineers across Kenya,  Uganda and Nigeria, CEO Jeremy Johnson told TechCrunch. The layoffs come as the startup released first-time earnings figures indicating it will surpass $50 million in annual revenues for 2019. Yes, the news seems a bit disjointed. Not everything moves in the same direction in the business […]

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