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Uganda: Abuse of Social Media Forcing Govt to Filter Content, Says ICT Minister

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[Monitor] Kabarole -The minister for Information and Communications Technology and National Guidance, Mr Frank Tumwebaze has said the increasing public abuse of social media is forcing the hands of government to regulate the use of the platforms.
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Bad news: tech is making us more unequal. Good news: tech can make us more equal.

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My latest Guardian column is Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this; in it, I argue that surveillance and control technology allow ruling elites to hold onto power despite the destabilizing effects of their bad decisions -- but that technology also allows people to form dissident groups and protect them from intrusive states. (more…)

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Reminder: Apply for the TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi

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 This one’s for you, startups in sub-Saharan Africa. TechCrunch is excited to be partnering with Facebook to bring our illustrious startup competition, the Startup Battlefield, to Nairobi, Kenya later this year, and we’re looking for some promising startups to take part in the inaugural Startup Battlefield Africa. Read More




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Tanzania: Govt Gets 63 Billion/ - Taxes From Mobile Money Transactions

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[Daily News] Dodoma -Mobile Money transactions have brought in 63bn/- as taxes to the government coffers for the past four years, thanks to Telecommunications Traffic Monitoring System (TTMS).
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Nigeria: Cyber-Attacks - Govt Directs Telcos, Banks to Put Backups in Place

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[Daily Trust] As computer malware that has spread across 150 countries appears to be slowing down, with few reports of fresh attacks in Asia and Europe on Monday, the Federal Government has directed all Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and banks to ensure that their backup/ disaster recovery strategies are in place and up to date.
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Nigeria: Technology Expo and Diversifying the Economy

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[Daily Trust] Abuja. -Until recently, developments of technology and innovation have been restricted to western countries, but with the rising innovations in third world economies, the trend has gradually transcended to the African continent. Nigeria is taking the lead in advancing this developmental drive especially with the sharp drop in prices of crude oil which has plunged the economy into recession.
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