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EFCC searches for $38m bank e-fraudster

EFCC searches for $38m bank e-fraudster

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has started a manhunt for a 38-year-old bank worker over the alleged theft of $38 million from his employers by hacking into computer systems. Read More

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Arthur Goldstuck, Nadav Ossendryver and Mike Wronski of FusewareSchoolboy named SA’s Social Media Star of 2014. Schoolboy Nadav Ossendryver, who founded the Kruger Sightings website when he was just 15, has been ...
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Albie BesterPamoja, Symantec unite on African cloud ecosystem Pamoja, a leading cloud services company and aggregator for Symantec’s cloud range of security services ...
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1bn minutes through Nigerian interconnect exchange carriers1bn minutes through Nigerian interconnect exchange carriers World Telecom Labs (WTL) today announced that more than 1 billion minutes have passed through its ...
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Tuesday 16 Sep

SEACOM introduces NAPAfrica Remote Peering service

SEACOM has launched a NAPAfrica Remote Peering service that enables NAPAfrica members connected to at least one NAPAfrica exchange point to easily peer with all NAPAfrica exchange point members, across SEACOM’s South African IP/MPLS backbone.»
Friday 12 Sep

Financial phishing skyrockets

Kaspersky Lab’s experts have reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in spam globally.»
Thursday 11 Sep

SA, Kenya cloud revenues to more than double by 2018

KENYA
The combined revenues of the cloud computing markets in South Africa and Kenya will more than double to US$288 million in 2018 from US$114.6 million in 2013, says a new report.»
Thursday 11 Sep

Scribes seek freedom in cyberspace

BOTSWANA
Journalists from the Southern African bloc were in Botswana for deliberations on the findings of an earlier survey on “Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace.” »
Wednesday 10 Sep

Yahsat Al Yah 3 to extend Ka-band coverage in Africa, Brazil

Yahsat's third satellite, Al Yah 3, set to be launched in Q4 2016, will extend the company’s commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users across Africa and Brazil.»
Wednesday 10 Sep

Demystifying LTE

What is LTE really, how does it benefit the consumer and is there a downside to this technology? DCC explains.»
Tuesday 9 Sep

Kenya’s BRCK ships over 600 devices

KENYA
Kenyan-developed modem-cum-router BRCK has shipped over 600 devices to 45 countries since it was launched with the goal of providing internet connectivity in off-grid rural areas.»
Tuesday 9 Sep

Angola Online free internet project launched in Luanda

ANGOLA
Angola’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, in partnership with the National Center for Information Technology, has officially launched the digital project "Angola Online", which aims to roll out internet access to five million Angolans by 2017.»
Tuesday 9 Sep

AccessKenya bullish on regional cloud market

KENYA
AccessKenya Group has announced a new market push for Cloud Services in East Africa.»
Monday 8 Sep

Botswana wholesale internet pricing reduced

BOTSWANA
Botswana Fiber Networks (BoFiNet) and Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited (BTCL) have reduced the wholesale internet pricing by up to 70% so far. »
Monday 8 Sep

Nokia, oRn partner for Rwanda’s first commercial LTE network

RWANDA
olleh Rwanda Networks (oRn), a joint venture between the Rwandan government and KT Corporation, has chosen Nokia Networks to provide network and managed services for the country’s first commercial LTE network.»
Monday 8 Sep

Facebook hits 100m user milestone in Africa

Facebook has announced that as of  June 2014,  there are 100 million people coming to Facebook every month across the African continent, with over 80% on mobile.»
Wednesday 3 Sep

STK Accessories expands in Nigeria

NIGERIA
STK Accessories has announced further success in Nigeria with the launch of four product lines on Jumia.com. This latest announcement follows the brand’s launch with Sapphire distribution earlier this year.»
Wednesday 3 Sep

Orphaned schoolchildren benefit from e-learning

UGANDA
SkyVision Global Networks has announced the recent donation of its satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy. »
Wednesday 3 Sep

SEACOM launches direct presence in Uganda

UGANDA
SEACOM has moved to strengthen its pan-African presence with the direct deployment of two Points of Presence (PoPs) in Uganda.  »
Wednesday 3 Sep

Samsung to ride on Safaricom 3G to boost smart TV uptake

KENYA
Samsung is partnering with Safaricom to reward buyers of Smart TVs with a free 3G dongle, to encourage usage of the product’s Internet-supported features such as Youtube and Skype, which will be available in the Kenyan market later this year. »

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

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NIG President speaks his mindNIG President speaks his mind

Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.

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