Source: Amnesty International |

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Authorities must reopen media outlets and end crackdown on internet freedom

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) authorities shut down internet connection and SMS services countrywide on 31 December in a bid to stop what it termed “rumour mongering” about the election outcome

Following further closures of media outlets and a mounting crackdown on internet and mobile messaging in the wake of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Joan Nyanyuki said: “The authorities in the DRC must immediately reopen…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

In a year of deepening hunger, World Food Programme (WFP) reaches a record 5 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo

Assistance was provided in the form of commodities and cash, and specially fortified foods for the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition

With widening violence, largescale displacement, poor harvests and endemic poverty nearly doubling the number of acutely food insecure people in DRC this year to 13.1 million, the World Food Programme (WFP) significantly expanded its operations, reaching a record 5 million, a twofold increase from 2017. Building on a surge in…

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP)
Source: Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) |

Pulse, Africa’s new media publisher, makes its websites more accessible to all Africans through technology

A lighter, faster-loading and more responsive user experience for ‘Pulse’ & ‘Business Insider by Pulse’ readers has been launched

Pulse, Africa’s No. 1 new media publisher, is topping off the year with the migration to a new publishing technology for its mass media online publications in Nigeria (www.Pulse.ng); Ghana (www.Pulse.com.gh); Kenya (www.Pulselive.co.ke) and Uganda (www.Pulselive.ug). The new system which launched on Monday, December 17, 2018, is a significant part of the widely-read media platform’s efforts in providing…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

Photo News Release: Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

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2018 saw Facebook (www.Facebook.com) grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at our infographic to see our year in numbers, projects and…

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: AFRO Foundation |

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency dedicated to Growth and Development in Africa

Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges

FIRST 200,000 WALLETS TO RECEIVE 50 FREE AFROs AFRO Foundation (https://AFROFoundation.org/), a non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, launched the AFRO, first Pan-African cryptocurrency dedicated to growth and development in Africa. Global leader in mobile money, Africa is now welcoming its first digital currency. Against the backdrop of numerous national…

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…

Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank, the Pan African Bank, appoints MFS Africa Ltd as Digital payment partner

The customers of Ecobank, the Pan-African Banking Group in 33 African countries, can now transact with over 170 million mobile wallets across the continent

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) The Pan-African bank announced today the appointment of MFS Africa (www.MFSAfrica.com) as Digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders. The partnership allows Ecobank customers to send and receive money to and from over 170 million mobile money users through an integration with MFS Africa…

African Performance Institute
Source: African Performance Institute |

The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute

This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time in Africa by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and SMEs, chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute (www.Performance-Institute.org), led by Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE. This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time…

Source: EY |

Ridhwan Khan of Mobicel Communications awarded EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Award for 2018

Ridhwan Khan, 38-year-old founder and CEO of Mobicel, knew he was never going to be a suit-and-tie corporate worker, climbing his way up corporate ladder

Davison Norupiri of Davipel Trading (Pvt) Limited receives the Exceptional category award; The Emerging category award goes to Deborah Merdjan, CEO of Camelot Group; For her outstanding contribution towards creating social and economic change as a founding member and CEO of WIPHOLD - and for the empowerment and development of…