UK supports growth and development of East African oil and gas sector

Speech by British High Commissioner, Nic Hailey, at 4th East Africa oil and gas summit

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Nigeria’s Strong Presentation at ITU bodes well for Future Telecoms Investment in Nigeria

Nigeria’s government and private sectors have made a pitch to foreign investors at the 2016 International Telecommunication Union conference, Telecoms World, where they presented the country’s developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities for future investment.

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Digital Shadows Global Report Reveals New Media and IoT Increase Threats to Media Organizations

Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising, extortion, propaganda, account take over and data leakage being the most common attacks targeted towards media and broadcast organizations.  The Digital Shadows report further revealed that the insecurity surrounding Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as Wi-Fi-enabled cameras, surveillance systems, lighting, and even fridges, is presenting cybercriminals and hacktivists with more opportunities to target media and broadcast organizations. The report further revealed that as the media and broadcasting industry are increasingly conducting more business online as a growing demand from customers, there are projections of revenue increases of $100 billion by 2020 but the threat of having their websites forced offline and becoming unavailable to customers represents a serious business risk.

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Zebra Introduces Sleek, Smart Mobile Computers with Beautiful Design, Enterprise Durability

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New TC51 and TC56 touch mobile computers provide enterprise-class ruggedness, power, connectivity and security in a sleek, Android-based design 

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The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa

The Employment & Benefits team at pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has put together a Guide covering the employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. The Guide outlines the laws in each jurisdiction that regulate the employment consequences of business transfers and provides useful insight for those planning to buy or sell a business, or out- or in-source a service, in those countries.

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West Africa Property Investment Summit to showcase Ghana growth

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Johannesburg – November 2016

This week, the continent’s foremost property investment experts will meet in Accra for the annual West Africa Property Investment Summit. Taking place from the 16-17 November at the Kempinski Hotel, speakers from all over the globe will meet in Ghana’s capital, to discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of real estate in the region. Despite very often receiving less coverage than its powerhouse cousin Nigeria, the summit’s host nation has emerged as a powerful real estate investment destination, and a favourable endorsement from the World Bank as West Africa’s “best place to do business.”

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Top tips for protecting your business from cybersecurity threats

Mark McCallum, CTO, Orange Business Services

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Angola Cables to open its first POP in South Africa

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As part of expanding its footprint throughout the region, Angola Cables has selected Teraco as the colocation partner to deploy its POP in South Africa

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InterCEL + and Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) build breakthrough Wireless Network to boost Broadband in Guinea

The project is set to provide a significant boost to local economies across Guinea, offering businesses affordable access to fibre-like broadband speeds that enable a wealth of advanced communications

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Orange and ENGIE pursue their Commitment to the Electrification of Rural Africa

Orange (www.Orange.com) and ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) have today launched a plan to deploy nearly 1,000 solar kits in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. Several villages in rural areas have been identified to participate in the first phase of this pilot program, prior to deployment on a larger scale.

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Opera reaches 100 million users in Africa, releases State of Mobile Web Report, Africa 2016

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  • Nigerian, Kenyan and South African Opera users collectively saved data equating to over half a billion US$ in 2016
  • Android users make up nearly half of overall Opera Mini users in Africa     
  • 70% of Nigeria’s Facebook users access it via Opera Mini               

Internet company, Opera (www.Opera.com), has released its State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report, highlighting mobile internet trends across the continent, including consumer browsing behaviour and app usage. Opera – known for its compression technology and mobile browsers, including Opera Mini(www.Opera.com/Mobile/Mini/Android) – compiles regular global mobile web reports, shedding light on opportunities and challenges within the digital environment.

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More mobile operators in West Africa are targets of SS7 attacks than any other African Region, AdaptiveMobile reveals

AdaptiveMobile finds Location Tracking and Information Harvesting among top attack types

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ISACA Finds African Enterprises Are Cautious About Augmented Reality, Despite Business Benefits

With this year’s release of Pokémon Go, awareness of augmented reality (AR) applications soared among organizations and consumers. Despite its popularity and potential business benefits, AR adoption rates are slow among enterprises, according to a new study from global business technology and cybersecurity association ISACA. Only 45 percent of IT professionals in Africa are convinced that the benefits of AR outweigh the risks, and consumers also have concerns about the possible risks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices enhanced with AR.

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Nigerian and Angola economies suffer as oil prices fall

By HUMPHREY NKONDE

Nigeria and Angola, Africa’s oil producers, are facing economic difficulties mainly due to depressed prices of the liquid commodity on the international market.

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017 to take place in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time.

This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” and will be held for the first time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th -16th February 2017.

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Big recognition for small business at the 2016 South African Small Business Awards

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The accomplishments of the small business community in South Africa was in the spotlight as winners of the 2016 South African Small Business Awards were announced on 10 November at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg.

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Teraco aims for 50-megawatt data centre offering in South Africa

Africa’s largest colocation data centre provider, Teraco Data Environments, today announced that it has kicked off construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell, 20km north of the current Isando campus. While Teraco finalises the expansion of its Isando campus to 20 megawatts, it has commenced with the new 24 megawatt Bredell build.

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