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Zimbabwe establishes national datacentre amid concern over data privacy

Despite criticism, authorities insist the resource will help digitalise departments and reinforce e-government strategy.
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Econet ordered to stop COVID-19 spam

Zimbabwe’s High Court orders telco to stop sending unsolicited messages to subscribers.
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Nigerian cyber fraudster gets 10 years in US

Obinwanne Okeke, aka Invictus Obi, has been sentenced by the Chief US District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.
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Zambia: Lungu threatens widespread arrests of social media abusers

Industry regulator ordered to stop irresponsible use of social media platforms.
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Social media networks restored in Uganda…except Facebook

Minister of State for Information, Communication and Technology Peter Ogwang confirms latest development.
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9 Feb

Mixed response, unease over Nigeria’s crypto crackdown

Directive from Central Bank of Nigeria leaves some wondering if authorities acted prematurely.
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5 Feb

Cameroon govt says cryptocurrencies being used to fund terrorism

Ministry of Finance report highlights lack of a legal framework on the digital currency and anonymity of users as key risks.
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Zambia’s cyber security stance worries civil rights groups

Government formally introduces Cyber Security and Cybercrimes Bills of 2021.
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McAfee, Ingram Micro extend global partnership

Companies say move will build on the transformation of McAfee’s channel program.
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Regulations, expertise top cybersecurity challenges for 2021

The complexity of digitalisation means increased threats and more challenges says cybersecurity expert and J2 CEO John Mc Loughlin.
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Jan 29, 2021

Poor data protection places Tunisia’s citizens at risk says report

AccessNow raises concerns, including the use of robots for surveillance.
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Jan 27, 2021

Local firms fall victim as millions of IP addresses stolen

South African companies Sasol, Anglo American and Nedbank may have been compromised in the theft of over 4.1 million IP addresses in Africa.