Month: June 2022

Ghana: Speaker Leads Parliamentary Delegation to Cyber Security Confab in Israel.

[Ghanaian Times] The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, is attending the International Cyber Security Week in the Israeli capital, Tel Aviv.

Liberia: IOM Launches Liberia’s First Migration Website and Increases Awareness On Safe Migration in Liberia

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia — As part of an effort to reduce human trafficking and increase awareness of safe migration, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through its Migrants as Messengers project has launched Liberia’s first migration information website www.wakawell.info with an aim to track proper records of people leaving Liberia.

South Africa: Concourt Rules Communications Minister’s Digital Migration Deadline Was Unlawful

[Daily Maverick] Minister of Communications Khumbudzo Ntshavheni did not consult telecommunications, broadcasting and civil society players about South Africa’s decision to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting on 30 June 2022. And because of this, the Constitutional Court has ordered her to begin a new consultation process to determine a fresh date.

Africa: As Smartphone Use Grows, Users’ Trust Wanes

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] While mobile phone usage has grown consistently, there are also rising concerns about the risk of spam, fraud, and the lack of privacy

Kenya: Mozilla Unveils New Multimedia Platform in Kenya

[Capital FM] Nairobi — Mozilla, in partnership with Aga Khan University, has unveiled a new app named Pocket, in a move aimed at further improving online user experience.

MTN Nigeria Bleeds $54-Million to Shady Bank Transfers

MTN Nigeria Bleeds $54-Million to Shady Bank Transfers

Nigeria’s largest telecom firm, MTN Nigeria and MTN’s leading subsidiary in terms of sheer number of subscribers, has taken 18 banks in Nigeria to court over an alleged series of unauthorised transfers to the tune of $53.7-million. The shady transfers were from an account reportedly owned by its mobile payment service bank (PSB) MoMo, which…

MTN Group Launches ‘Voice’ Brand Film to Empower Youth in Africa

MTN Group Launches ‘Voice’ Brand Film to Empower Youth in Africa

The MTN Group on Wednesday released the second instalment of its brand refresh with the  ‘Voice’ brand film to empower the youth. In February, MTN launched its new logo and brand campaign to anchor its strategy, Ambition 2025, to build leading digital solutions that enable Africa’s progress across the telecom, fintech, infrastructure, API and content…

LinkedIn: Are There Cyber-Risks Lurking Beneath the Surface?

LinkedIn: Are There Cyber-Risks Lurking Beneath the Surface?

In February 2021, the data from 500 million LinkedIn users was leaked by hackers, in June 2021, more than 700 million LinkedIn users had their data leaked and put up for sale. In June 2022, the FBI said that the fraud on LinkedIn posed a significant threat to the platform and its users. The site…

The Mindset Needed for a Successful Digital Transition

The Mindset Needed for a Successful Digital Transition

Digital transformation is not a new concept, and South African businesses have steadily evolved and increased their inclusion of digital tools over time, with a faster influx happening over the past three years. The adoption rate has accelerated due to the pandemic. Businesses were forced to adopt new ways of working, and digital transformation forms…

Globally Recognised Coding Bootcamp Comes to Cape Town, South Africa

Globally Recognised Coding Bootcamp Comes to Cape Town, South Africa

The Le Wagon coding boot camp is set to launch this week in Cape Town, South Africa. The launch of the boot camp is in partnership with the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business. Trusted by global industry leaders such as Google, Amazon and Apple, Le Wagon says it has trained over 15,000 students…