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February, 2017

  • 17 February

    .Africa domain will finally be available after legal victory

    After years of legal battles, the domain name .Africa will be available to the general public to apply for domain names from 4 July according to reports by News24. Worldwide web administrator, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), awarded the .Africa domain to South Africa’s ZA Central Registry in 2014 after a bidding process. The move to …

January, 2017

  • 10 January

    Leading UAE Cybersecurity Company Launches New Threat Advisory Service

    Managed FZ LLC, a leading provider of Brand Risk Monitoring, Cybersecurity, and Managed Security Products and Services, announced today the launch of its new Managed Security Advisory (MSA) Service. The smart threat monitoring and advisory service aims to cut through the noise of threat information overload facing regional IT departments today. The MSA service notifies its clients of threats, vulnerabilities, …

December, 2016

  • 24 December

    Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

    Internet access: Vital to providing wider access to education and health awareness in rural communities in Mozambique. MAPUTO, Mozambique, December 23, 2016/ — The Internet is one of the most important enablers of social development and education. While Internet services have been quite phenomenal in the rest of the world, access to the Internet remains very low in Africa, especially …

  • 22 December

    Cybercriminals target African countries with ransomware

    Threat research for November 2016 reveals both Locky and Cryptowall attacks increased by 10% globally over the past month. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 21 December 2016,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Check Point has revealed that five African nations were among the top 10 most-attacked countries in November as cybercriminals made increasing use of ransomware attacks using the Locky and Cryptowall viruses. Botswana was …

  • 14 December

    The New Wave of Entrepreneurship

    There is a multi-trillion dollar economy opening up to technology faster than ever. It has been driven by trends that have changed the nature of how entrepreneurs will be characterized going forward; specifically, industry executives will be the next wave of in-demand startup CEOs. In April of 2007, Apple changed everything with the launch of the iPhone. It is hard …

  • 8 December

    Ghana’s EC goes High Tech: Check Live Official Election Results via ThumbsApp

    Ghana’s Electoral Commission is leading the way in Africa by taking its operation to a high level by introducing the ThumbsApp which given Ghanaians access to the results of the 2016 elections on their smart phones. The Commission led by Mrs. Charlotte Kesson-Smith Osei who is the first woman to occupy the position since Ghana returned to constitutional rule in …

November, 2016

October, 2016

  • 22 October

    IoT will change the African landscape of data communications

    Why Africa needs the industrial revolution that is the Internet of Things [IoT] Eseye, a global provider of intelligent connectivity for IoT says that the IoT has the ability to fundamentally change the landscape of data communications and utilisation across the continent. Having recently appointed its first regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye says that Africa has unique …

  • 5 October

    SSP celebrates most Successful Year in Africa

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 4, 2016/ — SSP (www.SSP-Worldwide.com), a leading global provider of general insurance technology systems and solutions, continues to expand its African insurer customer base, and is delighted to announce one go-live and four new deals so far in 2016. These are delivered and supported by SSP‘s South African operations, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to serving …

September, 2016

  • 1 September

    Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan Innovation in Action

    Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country LONDON, United Kingdom, September 1, 2016/ — Facebook (www.Facebook.com) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering …