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Massive cable project set to give Africa internet boost

Paris, France | AFP | Telecoms and internet giants unveiled Thursday a mammoth project to lay a subsea cable around Africa to boost internet access to the underserved continent. The consortium, which includes China Mobile International, Facebook, Orange and Vodafone, said a cable 37,000 kilometres (23,000 miles) long will make landfall in 16 countries in …

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Private equity group can’t run charity-haven .org: ICANN

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  The agency that oversees internet addresses late Thursday rejected a controversial bid to let a private equity firm control the .org online neighborhood known as a haven for nonprofits. Ethos Capital made a billion-dollar deal last year to buy the Public Interest Registry (PIR) from …

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Ugandans face slow internet as lockdown increases traffic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are having to put up with slower internet in the coronavirus (COVID-19) lock down as operators face the surge in usage. Several people Uganda Radio Network (URN) spoke to said they had noticed their internet speeds slowdown when one compares the period before the …

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Facebook, Twitter place warning labels on altered Biden video

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook and Twitter both added tags denoting false or manipulated content to a video reposted by President Donald Trump of his Democrat rival Joe Biden. The edited video, which appeared to show Biden endorsing the president, was marked “partly false” by Facebook and “manipulated …

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Government losing Billions to underutilised internet backbone infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is losing billions of Shillings due to the underutilisation of National Backbone Infrastructure-NBI and the e-Government Infrastructure-EGI portals. In the 2006/2007 financial year, Government through the National Information and Technology Authority-NITA-U secured funds to put-up a National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure to provide …

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Luweero Bishop challenges gov’t on internet costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government online platforms may not benefit the majority of Ugandans because of the high internet costs, the Bishop of Luweero Diocese, Eridard Nsubuga Kironde has warned. Bishop Kironde, who has welcomed the recently introduced online passport application system, says the high internet costs deny Ugandans …

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