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Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Partners with Ethiopian Public Health Institute to Build Capacity at Public Health Emergency Operation

As part of Ethiopia’s growing capacity and leadership, the training was actually led by Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) graduates of CDC’s four-month Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Fellowship, which provides advanced public health emergency management training

 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) facilitated a public health emergency management (PHEM) training in Bishoftu in coordination with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) from November 26 – December 7, 2018.  As part of Ethiopia’s growing capacity and leadership, the training was actually led by EPHI…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in…

Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab shares Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) 2018 Financial Insights and Predictions for 2019

Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million in 2018

The past year has been extremely eventful in terms of the digital threats faced by financial institutions: cybercrime groups have used new infiltration techniques, and the geography of attacks has become more extensive. According to the KSN statistics by Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com), the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams to lead a Cybersecurity Awareness Outreach Programme in Sakhela, Mthatha

The outreach is part of the department’s ongoing programme of educating citizens around threats and vulnerabilities that exist in cyberspace

The Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will, on 13 December 2018, lead a cybersecurity awareness programme in Sakhela, Mthatha. The outreach is part of the department’s ongoing programme of educating citizens around threats and vulnerabilities that exist in cyberspace; and in so doing, instil a sense of confidence in…

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CORRECTION: HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa

By 2030, Africa will be home to 32% of the population under the age of 30, and the largest working age population by 2035

News Highlights: HP (www.HP.com) pledges to empower 100,000 learners across Africa in next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) program HP opens a tech-enabled HP LIFE Center (www.LIFE-Global.org/) in South Africa, aimed at supporting local entrepreneurs Commitment supports HP’s goals to enable better learning outcomes for…

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Facebook heads to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 in Lagos to celebrate African innovation

It profiles the founders and entrepreneurs leading Africa’s next wave of technology innovation and highlights new ideas, businesses and applications with disruptive potential

In line with its commitment to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem and its passion for developing diverse, young talent, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is returning as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 (https://tcrn.ch/2uxSylb). The event, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria — will search for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and…

Source: HP |

CORRECTION: HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa

By 2030, Africa will be home to 32% of the population under the age of 30, and the largest working age population by 2035

News Highlights: HP (www.HP.com) pledges to empower 100,000 learners across Africa in next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) program HP opens a tech-enabled HP LIFE Center (www.LIFE-Global.org/) in South Africa, aimed at supporting local entrepreneurs Commitment supports HP’s goals to enable better learning outcomes for…

Source: Temenos |

Temenos announces fund administration partnership with Curo

South Africa’s largest third party administrator to migrate 3,000 funds to Temenos Multifonds Global Accounting platform

Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, today announced a new partnership with Curo Fund Services (www.CuroFund.com), South Africa’s largest third party administrator. Curo provides investment operations and fund accounting services to life companies, asset managers and multi-managers, and has assets under administration of more than $150bn. Under this…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy Supports 2019 SolveIT -- Nationwide Innovation Competition

SolveIT encourages young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies

The U.S. Embassy in partnership Humanity Plus and iCog Labs will launch the second SolveIT, a nationwide innovation competition for Ethiopian youths,   on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the American Center. SolveIT encourages young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies.  The competition…

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International study shows that people and organisations don’t fully trust anyone when it comes to their online data

From cybercriminals to their own government, employers and even family, people worry about who could access their online life

A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behaviour. The research, which covered six countries in Europe and North America, found that people worry that hackers, their own and…