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Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Secretary-General “delighted” with Zambian opposition leader’s release

The decision to release the Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, will help to progress peaceful dialogue, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said in a statement today. The Secretary-General was responding to the news that Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had decided to stay the treason case against the leader of the…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

Statement attributable to Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General: The Secretary-General condemns the series of terrorist attacks on 15 August in Borno State, Nigeria.  The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.…

Angola Cables
Source: Angola Cables |

Angola-Based Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Now Top-Three in Africa

Country emerging as growing tech hub on the continent

In just two years, Angonix (www.Angonix.net) – an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda – has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP. With peak traffic of 10.8 Gbps (www.Angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics) (as recorded in July 2017), Angonix has become a competitive force in Angola and the sub-Saharan region.…

Source: Kaspersky |

ShadowPad: How Attackers hide Backdoor in Software used by Hundreds of Large Companies around the World

ShadowPad is one of the largest known supply-chain attacks

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. Kaspersky Lab has alerted NetSarang, the vendor of the affected software, and…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Attacks increasingly targeting displaced people in northeast Nigeria

190 security incidents involving civilians were reported in July in northeast Nigeria

Dozens of people where killed yesterday when multiple suicide bombers detonated devises outside a camp sheltering displaced people in Borno State. Attacks on civilians sheltering in displacement sites are on the rise, worsening an already dire situation for people on the brink of famine in northeast Nigeria. “Camps like the…

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts gives two enthusiasts the chance to attend the NASCAR Euro Series in Belgium

The social media reward campaign also includes valuable vouchers for two winners every week

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ (www.FMmotorparts.com) fans are in for a special surprise as the high-quality aftermarket car parts brand, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, launches a special social media campaign to reward them. Followers of the Champion® brand’s Facebook page are invited to take part in a competition granting two participants the…

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Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Opportunities abound for foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector

The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers

The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading…