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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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Bitcoin (digital currency): a South African expert enlightens consumers, potential investors (Part 1)

The fear of the unknown seems to have gripped the general public about Bitcoin, the (new) digital currency that has taken the business world by storm and appears to redefine the financial stage. In the face of this ‘currencyphobia’ and unbearable lack of information, Sifa News speaks to Shireen Ramjoo, a South African-born expert, who […]

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US$100 million of Aliko Dangote to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has pledged a whopping US$100 million over five years to tackle malnutrition in his home country Nigeria, reports from the commercial capital Lagos said last week. This comes at a time when the recently released Global Nutrition Report 2017 showed that despite progress 155 million children globally are stunted and […]

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Globalisation generating discontent and populism, calls mounting for social reforms

While globalisation has raised levels of prosperity, the distribution of this new wealth remains largely unequal, Clement Chinaka, MD of Old Mutual Corporate, said last week, adding that the mounting imbalance in wealth and power was increasingly frustrating voiceless ordinary citizens. This, he said, was opening the door for populist political and economic rhetoric that […]

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World Media Awards 2018 entries now open

The World Media Awards 2018 (WMAs) competition is seeking entries in eight categories that will celebrate the best in cross platform, cross border, content-driven advertising, reports from London (UK) said this week. The World Media Group, which owns and hosts the awards, is calling for more entries from the Middle East and Africa this year. […]

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