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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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Somaliland elections: Could polls help gain recognition?

"I cannot wait to cast my vote," says 15-year-old Yasmin Abdi. "I feel like a proper grown-up now, almost like I own part of...

Kidnappers free 14 Nigerian students in northwest Kaduna state

Kidnappers have released the remaining 14 students who had been held captive after being abducted last month from a northern Nigerian university, a senior...

South Africa extends nightly curfew as COVID cases surge

South Africa has extended its nightly curfew and limited the number of people at gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19 as positive cases...

West African bloc suspends Mali over coup, but no new sanctions

West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup and said authorities must stick to a timetable...

Free at last to hug and party: UK reopens for business

Friends will hug, pints will be pulled and swathes of the British economy will reopen on Monday, giving 65 million people a measure of...

U.S. concerned about increasing political, ethnic polarization in Ethiopia

The United States is deeply concerned about increasing political and ethnic polarization throughout Ethiopia, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, adding that Washington...

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 126,000 Across Continent

Cape Town — As of May 16, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,681,225 while over 15,420,119 vaccinations have been administered across the...

Nigeria: NNPC Selects 26 Firms to Lift Nigeria’s Crude Oil

Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has picked 26 foreign and local companies as well as 12 countries to lift the country's...

Second Phase of South African Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Kicks Off

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed that 87 sites are ready to open their doors to vaccinate the elderly as the country ramps...

Zimbabwe’s plan to outlaw ‘unpatriotic acts’

Zimbabwe is planning to introduce a law to punish people who are deemed "unpatriotic" because they criticise the country when abroad - and it...

India Covid variant spreads to more African nations

Three more African countries - Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria - have now detected the Indian variant of coronavirus, Dr Ngoy...

Cameroon jails transgender women for ‘attempted homosexuality’

Two transgender women in Cameroon have been sentenced to five years in jail for contravening homosexuality laws. Their lawyers say they were found guilty of...

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