Kaspersky Predicts Increased Cybercrime across Africa in 2021

Posted by - January 14, 2021

A global cybersecurity company,Kaspersky, has predicted a growing economic turbulence, along with the impact of COVID-19, would contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and other African countries in 2021. Kaspersky gave the prediction in its latest report released recently. Enterprise Cyber Security Advisor for Kaspersky in Africa, Lehan van den

Nigeria is Bitcoin Leader in Africa, says Paxful

Posted by - December 30, 2020

Recent data from Paxful has revealed that Nigeria leads Africa in peer-to-peer trading in bitcoin, posting monthly volumes of over $66 million in 2020. According to a report, the country is closely followed by Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa respectively. With over 620,000 active Nigerian users on its platform, Paxful in the report disclosed that

Lenovo introduces first foldable PC to South Africa

Posted by - December 16, 2020

Lenovo recently announced that its latest technology breakthrough, the ThinkPad X1 Fold PC is soon landing in South Africa. The launch builds on Lenovo’s extensive history of evolving its ThinkPad sub-brand, leveraging the latest in foldable technology and connectivity to meet the requirements of agile working and staying connected while on-the-go. Durable Design The ThinkPad

Ericsson signs key deals to connect Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by - November 19, 2020

Buoyed by a series of signed contracts, Ericsson says it has seen strong demand for its services in Sub-Saharan Africa, signalling rapid growth of mobile connectivity across the region, as consumer demand for enhanced mobile services increases. The company says a slew of recent wins for Ericsson highlight the company’s growing footprint in the region

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Africa: The New Frontier for Emerging Tech

Posted by - February 27, 2020

For all the highly publicized ills that the African continent seems to be suffering from – corrupt politics and shortcomings in infrastructure to poor socioeconomic systems, African technology seems to be a shining bright spot. Kay Ugwuede of Tech Cabal writes that African innovation rises to meet the continent’s dire challenges. New startups aim to

African Company That Won Google Challenge

Posted by - February 21, 2020

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing in Nigeria is one of the seven news organisations that won the Google News Initiative (GNI) innovation challenge and among those to receive $1.93 million in funding. The countries that were awarded were Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google Communication Officer, West Africa, said

Google unveils ‘Be Internet Awesome’ safety programme

Posted by - February 15, 2020

Google announced a $1m pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and safety for families online across sub-Saharan Africa. It also launched its landmark child online safety programme, Be Internet Awesome, in South Africa, the Netherlands and Nigeria. Be Internet Awesome seeks to help minors explore the internet safely and confidently, while

Google Announces $1 Million Internet Safety Fund for African Children

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Google has announced a fund of $1 million for Google.org to support new and innovative ideas in the sphere of privacy, trust and safety in order to make online access across sub-Saharan Africa safer for families, and especially children. The ‘Be Internet Awesome programme’ is being launched in South Africa, Nigeria and the

Facebook partners with 9 African organisations for Safer Internet

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated on 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include: Digify Africa, South Africa Phambano Technology Development