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‘A gross violation of the people’s rights’ – Paradigm Initiative hits out at Nigerian authorities

Online rights groups vows to monitor ongoing cases against the government and telecommunication stakeholders.
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Twitter users to tweet again in Nigeria

Reuters reports on agreement reached between authorities and social network, including the opening of a local Twitter office in the West African country.

Report: Acronis Cyberthreats 2022

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud empowers service providers with integrated backup, disaster recovery, anti-virus, anti-malware, e-mail security, URL filtering services and endpoint protection management capabilities.
Dec 6, 2021

Data Protection Act in force in Zimbabwe

Industry regulator Potraz designated Data Protection Authority.
Nov 30, 2021

Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO

The company’s board of directors has unanimously appointed Parag Agrawal as CEO and a member of the board, effective immediately.
Nov 24, 2021

Pick n Pay leverages Clickatell to expand trade via Whatsapp

Pick n Pay can now engage its customer base via WhatsApp with Clickatell’s Chat Commerce solution.
Nov 23, 2021

Kenyan tech start-up Wowzi aims to create a million gig jobs

Company plans to expand partnerships with local, regional, and multinational FMCG companies, telcos, banks, creative agencies, and development institutions.
Nov 17, 2021

Apple’s privacy requirements hurt local advertisers

Balancing the consumer’s right to privacy with the ability of businesses to accurately target consumers with relevant information and advertising is getting more complicated says Niamh NicLiam, Head of Business Partnerships at Incubeta.

Zimbabwe takes aim at social media

Government appoints task team to monitor social media posts.
Nov 5, 2021

Ethiopia’s telecommunications hit hard by conflict

Government criticised for its handling of the crisis, with potential investors delaying commitments.

Digital Lab Africa showcases this year’s tech talent

Winners of the 5th Digital Lab Africa awards announced at the Fakugesi Digital Arts Festival in South Africa.
Oct 26, 2021

Sudan blocks internet four times in three years

Internet service disruption occurred after senior government officials had been detained in an apparent military coup attempt.