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Rwanda Sets Role Model for E-Waste Recycling in Africa

Rwanda has set a pattern for sustainable and responsible electronics recycling in the entire African region. It is one of the few...

Security lapse at South Africa’s LogBox exposed user accounts and medical data

LogBox, a South African medical data startup that bills itself as an “absolutely secure” way of replacing paper forms for sharing patient...

URA Collects Shs.27Billion in Social Media, Mobile Money Tax in July

Uganda Revenue Authority was able to collect Shs. 4.7billion in social media tax also referred to as OTT tax; and another Shs...

Kenya sets up unit to track revenues from all digital transactions

Kenya’s taxman, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has created a unit to track revenues generated from every digital transaction in the country....

Telegram to pay SEC fine of $18.5 million and return $1.2 billion to investors as it dissolves TON

Pavel Durov’s grand cryptocurrency dreams for his Telegram messaging service are ending with an $18.5 million civil settlement with the U.S. Securities and...

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer for gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in...

African Union launches ground-breaking medical supply platform to stop COVID-19

President of South Africa and African Union (AU) Chairperson, Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, has launched the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, which is at the...

Rwandan Startup Using Artificial Intelligence to Scale Up COVID-19 Testing

As the world awaits medical breakthroughs to understand and curb the Covid-19 pandemic, bets are that solutions will come from developed markets.

Could developing renewable energy micro-grids make Energicity Africa’s utility of the future?

When Nicole Poindexter left the energy efficiency-focused startup, Opower a few months after the company’s public offering, she wasn’t sure what would come...

Phone tapping could dampen internet growth – Report

A new report has called for better laws to police aggressive forms of phone tapping, saying this would preserve the privacy of...

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Nine years later, South Sudan is still a nation in waiting

“What was the point of independence if we are still destitute and in chaos?” a woman from Duk county in Jonglei state,...

Salva Kiir Mayardit Address to the Nation on the Ninth Anniversary of the Country’s Independence

His Excellency, Good evening fellow citizens. I come before you this evening to wish you...

UNHCR calls on South Sudan leaders to reinvigorate peace efforts on 9th anniversary of independence

Nine years since South Sudan gained independence and became the world’s youngest nation, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling on the...

With schools closed, child labour on the rise in lockdown Uganda

Every morning soon after dawn, 10-year-old Moses leaves home carrying trays of hard-boiled eggs and walks for half an hour to sell...

How did the crisis in South Sudan start?

Akot Deng Ngongdit - South Sudan legitimately attained her independence from Sudan in July/09/2011, but the hard-won celebration was short-lived, and entered...
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