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African women should be empowered with technology to become financially secure and independent, South Africa’s leader tells G7

African women should be given the tools they need to become financially secure and independent, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated on Wednesday."By giving women the tools to become financially secure and...

Uganda government to license all online posts ahead 2021 elections, two years after imposing social media tax

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered anyone wishing to publish information online to be licensed ahead of a October 5 deadline. Human rights groups say the September 7 public notice is the...

MTN discusses investing in procurement digitalization in a post-pandemic world

MTN’s Global Sourcing and Supply Chain (GSSC) division, in partnership with Beroe and Espresso LiVE, will be hosting a live webinar on ‘Procurement digitalization in a post-pandemic world’ on Tuesday 8 September 2020. The session will highlight the...

Russian national arrested for conspiracy to introduce malware into a Nevada company’s computer network

A Russian national made his initial appearance in federal court Monday for his role in a conspiracy to recruit an employee of a company to introduce malicious software into the company’s computer network, extract data from...

MTN appoints Ralph Mupita as group president and CEO

MTN Group on Wednesday announced that the current group CFO of MTN Group, Ralph Mupita, has been appointed as the new group president and CEO with effect from September 1, 2020.Ralph...

Amnesty calls for ban of facial recognition technology used for mass surveillance amid George Floyd protests

Amnesty International is calling for a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police for mass surveillance purposes to address racially discriminatory policing and racial profiling of black people, as millions of people in the United...

MTN’s revenue up 11.1% in constant currency in Q1 amid COVID-19 crisis

MTN Group on Thursday announced a positive service revenue trajectory in the first quarter financial results for the year ended March 31, 2020.“The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy...

Opinion | COVID-19, 5G network and common sense in technological advancement

With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effect on humanity, the world was obviously caught unawares and became distraught. People of this generation had never witnessed such a devastating pandemic of monumental proportions...

Coronavirus not caused by 5G technology, says Nigerian Communications Commission amid widespread rumor in Africa

In view of the recent development in which misleading materials with no proven evidence being circulated to link CORONAVIRUS or COVID-19 with 5G Technology, it has become imperative for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide...

World Bank and IMF ask creditors to immediately suspend debt payments for low-income countries over coronavirus economic impacts

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday called on all official bilateral creditors to suspend debt payments from IDA countries that request forbearance.The International Development Association (IDA) countries are those...

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IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely...

IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely hit by COVID-19 pandemic, would...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

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