Politics

Blue Prism Interview: The Benefits of Automation in Africa’s Banking Sector

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Visa & Standard Bank Launch Grant to Help African Women Grow Their Businesses

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No More Blue Ticks? WhatsApp to Let Users Choose When to Appear Online

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Cybersecurity: Africa’s SEACOM Joins Forces with British Telecommunications

SEACOM acquires Africell Uganda Assets to Continue Expanding its East African Footprint African cable system firm SEACOM and British Telecommunications (BT) today announced a strategic partnership which will provide SEACOM with BT cybersecurity systems in order to further secure its own infrastructure and deliver new networking, security and communications solutions to enterprise customers in Africa. As a leading Internet connectivity supplier that owns Africa’s most extensive ICT infrastructure, SEACOM will be leveraging BT’s services, vendor relationships and global expertise to expand its portfolio of services aimed at African businesses. SEACOM’s customers are set to benefit from access to BT’s Cloud Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) platform. In today’s business environment da...

Airtel Africa Signs $124-Million Credit Facility with Citi Bank

Sourced from Comms MEA Airtel Africa, one of Africa’s largest telecom groups with a presence in 14 countries across the continent, today announced the signing of a $125-million revolving credit facility with investment banking group Citi through its branch offices/subsidiaries in sub-Saharan Africa. The telecom says that this facility is in line with its strategy to raise debt in its local operating companies, and will include both local currency and US dollar-denominated debt. The facility has a tenor up to September 2024 and will be used to support Airtel Africa’s operations and investments in four of its subsidiaries. Airtel says the facility provides potential interest rate savings in exchange for achieving social impact milestones relating to digital inclusion and gender diversity, wi...

Coding Bootcamp for African Girls Comes to Namibia – Registrations Open

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The Crypto Collapse & Rising DDoS Smart Attacks

Image sourced from Shutterstock. During Q2 2022, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks reached a new level as the share of smart attacks and average duration saw steep increases. Compared to the previous year, the average duration of a DDoS attack rose 100 times, reaching 3,000 minutes. The share of smart attacks almost broke the four-year record, accounting for nearly 50% of the total. Experts also expect an increase in overall DDoS activity, especially with the recent collapse of cryptocurrency. These and other findings are part of a quarterly DDoS report issued by Kaspersky. A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is designed to hinder the normal functioning of a website or crash it completely. During an attack (which usually targets government institutions, retail or ...

Nigeria’s Tizeti Seeks to Bring its Solar-Powered Internet to More African Countries

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Google’s Equiano Subsea Cable Lands in South Africa

Image sourced from Medium. Google’s Equiano Subsea Cable, which seeks to connect Europe to Africa via the ocean, has reportedly made its final stop on Monday, landing in Melkbosstrand, Western Cape, South Africa. The cable was originally announced to land in South Africa by June 2022. This landing represents the end of the Equiano cable’s $14-billion journey, which began in Lisbon, Portugal in 2019 and had several stops along the Western coast of Africa. Its latest stop was in Swakopmund, Namibia, last month. The Equiano cable route. The Equiano cable serves as an internet infrastructure connection between South Africa, Portugal and several other countries including Nigeria. The cable has a capacity of 144 terabytes/second, making it the highest-capacity internet cable ever landed on the A...

What Caused Capitec’s Massive 40 Hour Outage?

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$100-Billion in Investments Up for Grabs for SA’s Green Energy Startups

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The 7 Best Websites to Buy Twitter Followers (Real & Active)

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