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DRC govt cuts internet, SMS to quell deadly protests

DRC govt cuts internet, SMS to quell deadly protests

After a week of deadly protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that left at least 42 people dead, people in this troubled Central African nation are still scrambling to connect to the internet and send SMSes.  Read more
Togo’s new tax on incoming international calls angers consumersTogo’s new tax on incoming international calls angers consumers A new tax on incoming international calls imposed by the government of Togo has angered consumers and generated heated debate.
Software vulnerability led to Ghana govt site hackSoftware vulnerability led to Ghana govt site hack A software vulnerability and failure to update software led to the hacking of some websites on the government of Ghana’s official portal.
Top media firms to protest CAK move Top media firms to protest CAK move Three top media houses in Kenya say they will go to court over the CAK's move to withdraw their permit for digital TV frequencies.
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Cyber attacks may get more virulent, Cisco, Kaspersky warnCyber attacks may get more virulent, Cisco, Kaspersky warn
Cyber attackers are using more subtle methods to infiltrate corporate networks with the aim of stealing vital information or simply causing mayhem. This is according Kaspersky Lab and Cisco, who say IT security experts should up their game in educating users how to ward off potential attackers.

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Cyber attacks may get more virulent, Cisco, Kaspersky warn

Wednesday 28 Jan
SECURITY
Cyber attackers are using more subtle methods to infiltrate corporate networks with the aim of stealing vital information or simply causing mayhem. This is according Kaspersky Lab and Cisco, who say IT security experts should up their game in educating users how to ward off potential attackers.»

SIM box task team steps up successes with help from ICT firm

Wednesday 28 Jan
SECURITY
Ghana’s efforts to crack down on SIM boxing fraud have been given a boost by the efforts of Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited, which now partners with the authorities in the fight against this crime.»

NCC EVC says agenda accomplished

Tuesday 27 Jan
GOVERNMENT
The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr Eugene Juwah, says he has attended to all the items he listed as his six-point agenda when he was appointed CEO.»

MTN leads in Cameroon with 11.2 million users

Tuesday 27 Jan
TELECOMS
The third-quarterly verdict delivered last week by ART, the Cameroon telecom regulator, shows that MTN had 11.2 million users in Cameroon by 30 September 2014, and is therefore the leader of the mobile market in this Central African nation of 20 million people.»

Fun loving Ugandans enjoy new app

Tuesday 27 Jan
APP DEVELOPMENT
Entertainment loving Ugandans are snapping up the new TiKiTi app, which alerts them to trending night spots in their area, and allows them to use their phones to buy tickets for their preferred night clubs. »

UK Travel Agency website puts Botswana first

Tuesday 27 Jan
INTERNET
UK-based travel agency Tribe Travel, in association with Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO), has launched a new website to promote Botswana's tourist destinations. »

Ugandan innovators use smartphones to detect malaria

Monday 26 Jan
APP DEVELOPMENT
A team of young Ugandan innovators has developed a tool that can diagnose malaria using a smartphone.»

Airtel Gabon links Libreville, Port-Gentil to ACE fibre optic network

Monday 26 Jan
INTERNET
Individual and corporate bodies in Libreville and Port-Gentil, Gabon’s two largest cities, will soon travel in the fast lane of the internet highway thanks to Airtel Gabon, which is about to link the two cities to the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) fibre optic network.»

Minister tours Botswana Innovation Hub projects

Monday 26 Jan
INNOVATIONS
Botswana’s Minister of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Hon. Nonofo Molefhi, took time for a tour of some of the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) projects on a familiarisation mission. »

Gabon to deliver e-visas, launches immigration website

Monday 26 Jan
GOVERNMENT
People wishing to travel to the Central African nation of Gabon can now apply for visas online.»

MTN is Ivory Coast mobile market leader

Monday 26 Jan
TELECOMS
With eight million subscribers out of a population of 22 million, South Africa’s mobile operator MTN has claimed the title of mobile market leader in Ivory Coast.»

Break-ins threaten Mascom Kitsong centre project

Monday 26 Jan
GOVERNMENT
As Mascom Wireless embarks on its fourth year of bringing ICT to the marginalised people of Botswana, Mascom says the greatest impediment to their efforts are the break-ins that are rampant at the Kitsong establishments.»

Nokia Networks, Safaricom launch LTE-A network in Kenya

Sunday 25 Jan
INTERNET
Safaricom has selected Nokia Networks as one of its partners to modernize and expand its 2G and 3G network infrastructure and to help launch the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in Kenya. »

CBN issues directive on two factor authentication for internal banking processes

Sunday 25 Jan
SECURITY
The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued a directive requiring all deposit money banks (DMBs) to implement two factor authentication for internal processes this year.»

TNM constructs bridge as part of promotion

Saturday 24 Jan
TELECOMS
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has constructed a bridge in the country’s former Capital City of Zomba as part of a promotional activity the company launched last year.»

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