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Russian hackers target African banks

Cybercriminals from hacking group Silence one of the most sophisticated threat actors | BRENDYN LOTZ | A number of worrying notifications from banks in the Sub-Saharan Africa region have cybersecurity experts concerned that Silence has arrived on the continent. Silence Group is an organization of cybercriminals that has been active …

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UK’s late coming to Africa

Britain’s pledge to turbo-charge relations with continent must compete with China Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London on Jan. 20 is being seen for what it was; a copycat of what development experts refer to as “Africa-Plus One Summits” where several …

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ANALYSIS: 34 years in power

 The successes and the challenges of NRM Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), marked Liberation Day January 26 in Ibanda District, western Uganda. Liberation Day commemorates the NRM capture of power in 1986 after a five-year guerrilla war. The 34th anniversary was …

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Britain’s years-long battle over Brexit

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The curtain comes down on Britain’s membership of the European Union on January 31 after more than three and a half years of disagreements and delays. Here are the milestones in the rocky process. – Leave wins – In a referendum on June 23, 2016 …

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America’s war with Iran

Many think it is now more likely as Republicans rally behind Trump’s killing of top Iranian general | THE INDEPENDENT | Republicans of all stripes are standing solidly in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian general—even though some believe it makes war more likely. Conversations …

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