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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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The Covid-19 pandemic was preventable, an independent review panel has said. The panel, set up by the World Health Organization, said the combined response of...

How a Nigerian scheme forged in war creates billionaires

A smiling Onyeka Orie, 28, looks the picture of happiness in his mobile phone accessories shop at the sprawling Computer Village in Nigeria's main...

A woman who was deported by the US to Rwanda has pleaded not guilty over the 1994 genocide charges – saying she was pregnant...

“Having twins and being pregnant, how could I manage to participate in the killings I am accused of?” she told the court. Béatrice Munyenyezi is...

Rwandan journalist jailed for 10 years for terrorism

A court in Rwanda has sentenced journalist Phocas Ndayizera and six others to 10 years in prison for terrorism charges. They were found guilty of...

Dominic Ongwen: Former Ugandan child soldier jailed for war crimes

Dominic Ongwen, now 45, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes including murder, rape and torture. He is the first former Ugandan child...

Trump launches new ‘communications’ platform

Donald Trump has launched a new "communications" website, which says it will publish content "straight from the desk" of the former US president. Mr Trump...

Urgent hunt for autistic boy, 11, missing from Camden who does not speak

The boy is wearing a green polo shirt and green tracksuit bottoms Police are urgently searching for a missing 11-year-old who became separated from his...

Should Canterbury Museum return Nigerian taonga?

At the turn of the 19th century, British soldiers looted sculptures known as Benin Bronzes from the Kingdom of Benin, which is now Nigeria. Canterbury...

Mali woman has given birth to nine babies, says health ministry

A woman in Mali has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected inside her womb – according to the country’s health...

Sudan’s women face threat of public beating after ‘misogynistic’ online campaign

Incidents of women being assaulted in Khartoum are on the rise. A number of attacks, including ones where women are whipped, slapped in the...

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...

To ‘Crush the Virus,’ Majority of House Dems Urge Biden to Back Vaccine Patent Waiver

In order to "crush the virus" across the globe, more than half of the House Democratic caucus Tuesday called on President Joe Biden to...

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