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Achieving Broadband Access for All in Africa Comes With a $100 Billion Price Tag

To achieve universal broadband access, African countries will need to bring about 1.1 billion more people online

Across Africa, where less than a third of the population has access to broadband connectivity, achieving universal, affordable, and good quality internet access by 2030 will require an investment of US $100 billion. This is according to a report launched at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group, which…

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Hackathon Workshop on “Election” Challenge in Ethiopia

This was the sixth hackathon conducted by the U.S. Embassy in a series of twelve under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa conducted its latest hackathon on the topic – “A digital solution for individuals to electronically verify their voter registration information.” This was the sixth hackathon conducted by the U.S. Embassy in a series of twelve under its Ethiopia Hacks! Program. Subject matter and Technology…

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Internet of Things (IoT) under fire: Kaspersky detects more than 100 million attacks on smart devices in H1 2019

This figure is around nine times more than the number found in H1 2018, when only around 12 million attacks were spotted originating from 69,000 IP addresses

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) honeypots – networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications – have detected 105 million attacks on IoT devices coming from 276,000 unique IP addresses in the first six months of the year. This figure is around nine times more than the number found in…

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Nokia collaborates with two leading universities in Ethiopia to promote digital skills and innovation

Nokia is committed to working with Ethiopia to pave the way for world-class telecommunication services with advanced technologies including 4G and 5G

Nokia (www.Nokia.com) will collaborate with two of the most recognized universities for science and engineering in Ethiopia, the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), to provide training on the latest technologies and industry trends: The collaboration is in line with the…

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Speed Defines the Winner! with TECNO SPARK 4, You're Starting Out in This Cool New Speedy World

Using 4G network on SPARK 4, effectively reduce wait time when surfing the social media or watching video, touching more fun with less waiting

In the world of internet-of- everything, speed defines the winner. Talk about a device that captures the unswerving attention of the crowd when put on display leaving everyone enthralled and in awe of the speed, the TECNO SPARK 4 is all of that and more. First, SPARK 4 is running…

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Canon is pleased to invite Nigerians to the second edition of Discovery Week, beginning today

A week full of even more rewarding activities for Nigerian photographers

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (https://www.Canon-CNA.com/), a leader in imaging solutions, has launched the Canon Discovery Week in Lagos today. Canon Discovery Week, dedicated to professional photographers, amateur or occasional, aims to get to know Canon users better by giving them the opportunity to interact with our team, which…

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Bold vision promises new dawn for Nigeria’s ailing petrochemical industry

Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya

Estimated to hold 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya. The exploitation of these resources has been in the hands of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that was established in 1977 as a merger of the Nigerian National…

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Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review

Joining third-party fact-checking programmes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal, Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today announced the expansion of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the France 24 Observers, Pesa Check and Dubawa, this programme forms part of its work in…

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Shopping Spree! 6.52" Screen + Low Light AI Triple Camera Only at 130 USD, Hurry to Grab a TECNO SPARK4 to Be the Shining Star

TECNO SPARK4 flaunts several new and improved specifications especially its 13MP TRIPLE REAR AI bright camera

People are used to spending several hours every day on mobile phones now, and screen is the first entry into a smartphone, while a big screen is essential for better user experience. In response to this situation, many manufacturers are looking for different screen displays or bigger screen to improve…

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Really Cool! TECNO SPARK 4 with 6.52" Screen + Low Light AI Triple Camera for Full View and Flawless Image

TECNO SPARK 4 also supports AI video chat beauty mode-this simply means that users have no need for makeup

In today’s generation, smartphones are more than a necessity and can do just about anything. Smartphones are more than just tech equipment; they have evolved to becoming something of a lifestyle accessory. This is why smartphone consumers are constantly looking to be proud owners of that special device with tremendous features as…