Source: European Union Delegation to the Republic of Zimbabwe |

Wanted: You! Internship at the European Investment Bank

Are you a university student or a recent graduate? Are you looking for work experience at the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s financing institution? If so, you may be interested in the ACP Internship Programme

The ACP Internship Programme, funded from the resources of the EU Member States, is open to students who are nationals of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Partner Countries. The goal of this Internship Programme is to offer successful candidates an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the…

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

U.S. Embassy Launches Annual Video Competition

The Embassy invites all current and aspiring filmmakers to create videos up to three minutes in length to depict why they stand for peace; why peace is important; and how peace can be achieved

The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa has announced the theme of its annual video competition: “I Stand for Peace”. The Embassy invites all current and aspiring filmmakers to create videos up to three minutes in length to depict why they stand for peace; why peace is important; and how…

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Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) joins call for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections

Nigeria has two sets of elections scheduled in the coming weeks: federal elections on February 16 and state elections on March 2

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 15 rights organizations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for Nigerian authorities to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during upcoming elections, and safeguard internet speeds of websites and messaging applications. In early February, Nigeria's federal government denied rumors…

Deutsche Post DHL
Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization hits new record high

Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country

International flows of trade, capital, information and people all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007; Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country; Mozambique named as one of the countries where international flows most exceed expectations DHL (www.DHL.com) released the fifth edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) yesterday –…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon unveils the future of portfolio-wide document security and productivity with the latest edition of its imageRUNNER ADVANCE third generation platform

This extensive portfolio of 26 products and 7 series, offers cutting edge security and an intuitive interface across all devices

Canon Central and North Africa (www.Canon-CNA.com), a leader in imaging solutions, is proud to announce the next edition of its third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform (https://bit.ly/2S4Z90d) with new version 3.8 firmware. This extensive portfolio of 26 products and 7 series, offers cutting edge security and an intuitive interface across all…

Kaspersky
Source: Kaspersky |

Romantic Phishing is on the Rise – How Not to Lose Your Money While Losing Your Heart

Phishing is one of the most popular and easiest social engineering techniques to exploit online users

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com) experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that were detected and blocked during the first half of…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

Eight Ways We’re Preparing for Elections Across Africa (By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections)

We want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent

By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent. We’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts globally —…

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

U.S. Embassy Organizes Second EthiopiaHacks! Hackathon on Digital ID

The theme of the second hackathon, held at the American Center in Addis Ababa, was “digital identification”

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched the second in a series of 12 hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. The theme of the second hackathon, held at the American Center in Addis Ababa, was “digital identification”, where participants explored out technology could be used to register and correctly identify…

TMT Finance
Source: TMT Finance |

Africa TMT investment increases as Ethiopia telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019

Ethio Telecom, which has around 66 million customers, took a major step forward in its much-anticipated privatisation last month by pre-selecting six consultancies in partnership with the World Bank

Telecom, media and tech investment and consolidation activity in Africa is predicted to reach a record high for 2019 as a number of significant deals including the opening up of Ethiopia’s telecom sector are scheduled, reports specialist news provider TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com). Pan-African telecom operators MTN, Orange and Vodacom are…

Source: Kaspersky |

From geeky tech to popular payment method: Kaspersky Lab finds one-in-ten people now use cryptocurrency

However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old threats to attack investors

Cryptocurrency, often associated with ‘geeks’ or those looking to raise cash quickly, has turned into a popular payment method. According to a recent report from Kaspersky Lab (https://bit.ly/2Spbz7T), one-in-ten people (13%) have now used it to make a purchase. However, cybercriminals are also embracing this trend by targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and modifying old…