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International Day For Universal Access To Information

International Day For Universal Access To Information

The International Day for Universal Access to Information 2020 focuses on the right to information in times of crisis. It also highlights the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives, build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. UNESCO […]

In Africa, Costly Data Slows Internet TV’s Growth: Naspers’ Showmax

In Africa, Costly Data Slows Internet TV’s Growth: Naspers’ Showmax

Global entertainment group Naspers is trying to persuade telecoms operators in Africa to offer customers unlimited data to help boost the growth of internet television on the continent. The high cost of data in Africa has hampered the take up of internet TV, even though the number of internet users in the region has grown […]

Audit Exposes UN Food Agency Poor Data-Handling

Audit Exposes UN Food Agency Poor Data-Handling

Vulnerable people in the world’s troublespots could be at risk because of sloppy handling of sensitive data by a UN agency, according to an internal audit. In response, the World Food Programme told IRIN it was “working to get ahead of the curve” on data-handling, would address weaknesses, and spend more on systems. The internal […]

The Anatomy of Data: How the Industrial Internet Could Stop an Outbreak

The Anatomy of Data: How the Industrial Internet Could Stop an Outbreak

Magnus Fontes has always had a passion for data. His work during the last decades involves shaping, modelling and deciphering, transforming an indiscernible noise of numbers into clear, understandable information that is used by companies around the world to work better and smarter. Some years ago, when Magnus visited the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, […]

Airtel, Ericsson Strategise To Deepen Broadband Services in Nigeria

Airtel, Ericsson Strategise To Deepen Broadband Services in Nigeria

In the second half of 2015, Nigeria was among the top five countries worldwide in terms of mobile subscription additions, and Nigerian businesses are increasingly adopting mobile-first strategies. In fact, 83 per cent of mobile phone subscribers in Nigeria rely solely on their mobile device for their Internet connectivity, according to Ericsson Mobility Report Sub-Saharan […]

Failure To Share Data Hampers War On Boko Haram In Africa – US, Others

Failure To Share Data Hampers War On Boko Haram In Africa – US, Others

The military campaign by Nigeria and neighbouring nations to combat the West African militant group, Boko Haram, has been hampered by a failure among those countries to share crucial intelligence, sometimes even within their own security services, American and other Western officials say. Western partners have balked as well. The Pentagon and American intelligence services […]