Archive | November, 2017

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Bitcoin’s market cap reaches US$166 billion

Market cap for Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, has reached over US$166 billion, soaring to new heights and still holding the lion share of the crypto-currency space, figures released this week by the Johannesburg-based Liquid Crypto-Money show. “As crypto-currencies become more popular, more people are starting to buy into them. Another interesting aspect is […]

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More of the same in Zimbabwe as the “Crocodile” takes over

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been at Robert Mugabe’s side for 50 years, and he was considered to be Mugabe’s fixer, Derek Matyszak, an analyst with the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS), told Deutsche Welle (DW) in an interview last week. Ordinary Zimbabweans and the international community believe that Mugabe, alongside Mnangagwa […]

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The art and style of managing money

Will you be left with cash once all the year-end festivities have died down or will you look back with a tinge of regret? Well, it all depends on your relationship with money because people relate differently to money. “How you come out on the other side of the year depends largely on your spending […]

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International TV channels trustworthy and unbiased: independent survey

A total of 83% of affluent Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy (five out of seven) and 78% considered them to be impartial or unbiased. These are the findings of an independent research survey carried out by Ipsos among wealthy consumers living in the world’s oldest continent. Indeed, when comparing brand sentiment, international TV […]

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Imprisoned Cameroon journalist honoured for courageous reporting

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) last week honoured journalists from Cameroon, Yemen, Mexico and Thailand at the 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for their courageous work, amid risks such as imprisonment, threats, and exile. Ahmed Abba, a Cameroon journalist who works for Radio France Internationale (RFI) and who has been in prison since […]

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Orange’s new facilities in South Africa to improve internet, mobile services in Africa

The launch recently by Orange of two large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa) aims at enhancing internet and mobile connectivity in the region, reports from Paris (France), where the telecoms giant is based, said. The new facilities are part of the technical infrastructure equipment necessary to […]

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Microsoft, Angola Cables in collaboration to drive digital transformation in Africa

Angola Cables has recently become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner, a feat it said would meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud, and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections […]

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