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Internet “dead zones” to disappear by 2024: EU official

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | Internet “dead zones” in Europe will soon belong to the past, announced Thierry Breton, European commissioner for the internal market, at the 14th European Space Conference on Tuesday. Breton is preparing a legislative proposal that will be ready “in the coming weeks” in order to “equip …

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African IT experts call for increased safety of children online

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African information technology experts on Tuesday called for intensifying measures to ensure that children are safe on the internet as COVID-19 pushes many online. Ezra Chiloba, the director-general of the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), noted that with socialization limited and schools closed for some periods, …

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NITA-U to set up regional ICT hub in Luwero town

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda has embarked on setting up a regional business process outsourcing center in Luwero town council. The center which is an Information and Communication Technology hub is the second in Uganda, and will be set up at Luwero community hall in …

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ICT minister directs NITA-U to reduce internet costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Information and Communication Technology-ICT, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo has directed the National Information Technology Authority Uganda-NITA-U, to reduce the cost of internet in order to ease the cost of doing business. Recent research showed that Uganda has the most expensive mobile data …

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Sudanese court orders restoration of internet service

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | A Sudanese court on Tuesday issued a ruling requiring the communications companies to immediately restore the internet service which has been blocked since Oct. 25. “The judge of Khartoum North Court has issued a ruling on the case filed by Sudanese consumers protection society obligating the …

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NITA-U to internet users: Be vigilant on cyber security matters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Nov.04, the National Information Technology Authority Uganda held a cyber security awareness conference aimed at increasing the public awareness and vigilance about the day-to-day cyber threats. Dubbed Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart, the conference brought together different key players in cyber security including ministry of ICT …

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Online learning, television exposing children to pornography

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen-year-old Ritah (not real names) is currently a resident at Wakisa Ministries, an abuse and pregnancy crisis centre in Wakiso district. A herdsman lured the teenager into sex last year after introducing her to pornography. She explains that she would watch pornography with the herdsman whenever …

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