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MTN staff remanded over hacking Ugandan ministers’ SIM-cards

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Two senior MTN Staff who allegedly defrauded people using the telephone lines of Ugandan ministers have been remanded to Luzira Prison. Nasser Kigenyi a Service Customer Adviser and Henry Mugambe a Salesman attached to MTN -Mubende -Kyegegwa Branch,  appeared before Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Samuel …

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Nigeria plane makes emergency landing in Ghana

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  A Nigerian plane made an emergency landing in Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, officials said Friday, in the latest incident to hit domestic and foreign airline operators. The aircraft, owned by Arik Air, was travelling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when …

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Airtel, MTN stop sale of SIM cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel, Africell  and MTN  have temporarily stopped the sale of new SIM cards until they get direct access to the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) database. In statements Thursday, Airtel Uganda, Africell and MTN Uganda all said they were responding to new guidelines issued by …

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Flying cars eye takeoff at Geneva Motor Show

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | After gracing our screens for decades, flying cars are about to shift gears from dream to reality, with the unveiling of a commercial model in Geneva this week. From James Bond to The Jetsons, flying cars have long captured our imaginations, but now a Dutch …

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Cameroon startup launches drones for global market

Douala, Cameroon | AFP | Talking fast and dreaming big, William Elong shows off the first “made in Cameroon” drone at his sixth-floor workshop in downtown Douala, minutes from the economic capital’s Atlantic seafront. The 25-year-old, known as a high-flyer after being named one of Forbes’ most promising young Africans …

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Mobile phones help transform disaster relief

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Mobile phones are helping transform how relief agencies respond to humanitarian crises by enabling them to pin point where aid is needed most after hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters. At the same time, mobile apps that need just a few taps of the finger to …

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