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Huawei’s deep roots put Africa beyond reach of US crackdown

As the U.S. lobbies for countries around the world to keep Huawei Technologies out of their telecommunications networks, the Chinese giant has established a...

China’s AI deployment in Africa poses risks to security and sovereignty

The competition to dominate Africa’s artificial intelligence and critical infrastructure markets is geopolitical and Beijing is racing for the lead. During the past 20...

Migration to IPv6 Will Enhance Digital Economy, Says Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has stressed the need for Nigerians to migrate from the use of Internet...

Africa’s largest inter-university hackathon brings students together on Zindi for data science, for good

UmojaHack Africa 2021 was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa to compete on Zindi (www.Zindi.africa) in a...

Africa’s Electric Motorbike Pioneer Seizes Silicon Valley Funds

East Africa’s motorbike taxis are $3.5 million closer to mass electrification following an investment from Silicon Valley. Ampersand, a Rwandan startup that claims to be...

will.i.am announces high-tech Bluetooth face mask

The rapper's new Xupermask, a collaboration with tech conglomerate Honeywell, is priced at $299

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Myanmar crisis: UN chief ‘appalled’ by escalating violence with dozens reported killed over weekend

The UN chief on Monday issued a statement saying he was "appalled" by the reported killing over the weekend of dozens of protesters calling for the restoration of democracy, at the hands of the country's military.

Youth standing up against racism

“Youth standing up against racism” is the 2021 theme. It engages the public through #FightRacism, which aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination...

Zimbabwe’s 16-year-old motocross champion on ‘beating the boys’

Tanya Muzinda has taken on the male-dominated world of motocross - becoming her country's off-road circuits champion. She has also been appointed European Union-Zimbabwe Honorary...

Londoners protest after police officer charged with woman’s murder

LONDON (Reuters) - Police in London clashed with mourners and protesters on Saturday after more than a thousand people gathered to mark the killing...

The art dealer, the £10m Benin Bronze and the Holocaust

Countless historic artefacts were looted from around the world during the colonial era and taken to Europe but there is now a growing campaign...

Tributes Pour in for Actors Ngubane and Maqashalala

Cape Town — Veteran actor Menzi Ngubane has died. Ngubane, 56, was a much-loved character who had a long career as an actor; having starred...

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