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Peter Ndegwa takes over as CEO at Safaricom succeeding Bob Collymore

Peter Ndegwa takes over as CEO at Safaricom succeeding Bob Collymore

Broadband, Business, Internet, Mobile
Peter Ndegwa takes the leadership reins as Safaricom’s first Kenyan CEO, to succeed Bob Collymore, who died of cancer on July 1, last year, a move that will make him the first Kenyan to run the giant telco. He takes over from founding CEO Michael Joseph, who has been holding the position in an acting capacity since. The 51-year-old incoming CEO takes the reins at a time when businesses have been hard hit by the coronavirus global pandemic, meaning that he might have to work from home on his first day. But he was upbeat about the task ahead of him, seeing both the challenges and opportunities that the pandemic presents. “It is time to serve my country. There are two things that I value most, and that is humility and integrity. Integrity is about doing what you say and humility is k
Twitter works to remove ‘Fake news’ tweets which could worsen COVID-19 pandemic

Twitter works to remove ‘Fake news’ tweets which could worsen COVID-19 pandemic

Internet, social media, Technology
Twitter is going forward taking extra steps to remove tweets that put people at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus as it rapidly sweeps through communities around the globe. On Wednesday, Twitter updated its safety policy to prohibit tweets that “could place people at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19.” The new policy bans tweets denying expert guidance on the virus, encouraging “fake or ineffective treatments, preventions and diagnostic techniques” as well as tweets that mislead users by pretending to be from health authorities or experts. Twitter says Protecting the conversation The power of a uniquely open service during a public health emergency is clear. The speed and borderless nature of Twitter presents an extraordinary opportunity to get the word out and ensure pe
Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle goes virtual due to CoVID19 Coronavirus

Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle goes virtual due to CoVID19 Coronavirus

Internet, Technology
May is traditionally a month of big developer conferences, with Facebook F8, Google I/O and Microsoft Build often happening within the same two-week period. But not this year. After F8 and I/O were already canceled in favor of online events, Microsoft is now unsurprisingly following suit, too. Microsoft’s Build developer conference is the latest tech event to be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The software giant was planning on holding its annual developer conference in Seattle from May 19th to May 21st, but Microsoft has decided to make it a “digital event.” “The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of the health safety recommendations for Washington State, we will deliver our annual Microsoft Build event for developers as a digital event, in lieu of an in-p
Digital Citizen initiative to be launched in Botswana

Digital Citizen initiative to be launched in Botswana

Cyber Security, Internet
Next month, a concerned entity will facilitate the launch of yet another IT innovative platform in the form of ‘digital citizen’ initiative that seeks to protect and alert Botswana to the ever increasing dangers of unfriendly internet use and postings. This is all courtesy of the David Moepeng led organisation called InFuture Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes social change. David Moepeng and his team are expected to forge ahead with the launch of eBotho Digital Citizens, a public education campaign that seeks to sensitise society about the importance of digital citizenship. In a statement to the local media, Moepeng stated that like the rest of the world, the Botswana society is experiencing a growing trend in cyber related ills such as misinformation, fake news, cyber b
Angola Cables and CTM announce signing of MoU

Angola Cables and CTM announce signing of MoU

Internet
Angola cables and CTM have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance digital opportunities for business between Macau, Mainland China, African Portuguese-speaking countries and Brazil. CTM envisages leveraging on its international network and Macau’s privileged position in the Greater Bay Area, as a key hub for the digitalization of Asia-Pacific region. Macau and the neighboring regions have the conditions and opportunities to be the landing point for international cable systems and the ideal location for hosting data centers, in order to promote the digital ecosystem of the region. Angola Cables has a submarine cable network linking the continents in the Atlantic region, with high capacity and good quality; the company also owns data centers, in Angola