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UN wants Nigeria, others to deepen Internet safety

The United Nations (UN), arm in charge of global telecommunications, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has called on governments in Nigeria and other parts of Africa to deepen Internet safety. The UN observed that as the world continues to recover from the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, coping mechanisms such …

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10 Finalists for Africa Netpreneur Prize Announced

After seven months and nearly 10,000 applications, the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative has chosen the 10 finalists for the competition‘s grand finale event in Accra, Ghana, next month. The remaining 10 contestants – hailing from Egypt, Nigeria, Liberia, Rwanda and Cote D’Ivoire – will make their final pitches during the Nov. 16 taping …

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Facebook’s Libra risks tough Chinese competition in Africa

Facebook’s digital currency Libra could upend global financial services, in particular bringing the world’s unbanked population into formal markets. But, in African markets, which needs to boost financial inclusion, Libra risks being eclipsed by Chinese companies which have captured strong market share and built effective distribution channels. Facebook’s envisioned digital …

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Basketball Summer Camp in Niger Brings Back Hope to West African Youth

Back in 1993, Yacouba Sangaré was playing for Niger’s national basketball team. A talented student-athlete, Sangaré’s promise was acknowledged with an opportunity to further his education in the US. In 2001, he graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with an advanced degree in International Education. A few years after settling in the US, Yacouba and his wife, …

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Del-York academy to make United Nations debut

Del-York Creative Academy in Lagos has accepted an offer that could see the Nigerian filmmaking and media training hub display its creativity at the United Nations (UN). The deal was sealed by Del-York’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Linus Idahosa, and the CEO of Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) …

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Morocco Opens Its 1st Interactive Digital Center

Morocco has partnered with EON Reality, the world leader in Virtual Reality, and the USAID, to launch its first Interactive Digital Center (IDC). Located on Mohammed VI Polytechnic University’s campus in Ben Guerir, the new IDC will provide Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) technology, solutions, and products to Morocco’s growing …

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