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Uganda is using cyber laws to block activists on social media

There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
Business

Optimism about Africa's startup landscape

Most parts of the continent are still offline. Many still don’t have access to clean energy or even running water. However, there is good reason to be positive as many opportunities still exist that startups can capture and provide solutions for.

Digital technologies are transforming African businesses

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits.

Irrational capital

Irrational capital understands that bookkeeping, governance, streamlined daily operations et cetera can be paid for and that the ‘soft issues’ account for a lot more than credit for them is given and should be where the focus is.

Vodacom and Smart Lab open a startup accelerator in Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have today launched “Vodacom Digital Accelerator,” a program that intends to help early-stage and growth-stage technology startups become profitable and revenue generating businesses.
Sports

Fox Sports Africa to be rebranded to ESPN

The FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2 channels that have been a mainstay on the TV guides of African sports fans across the continent will be rebranded to ESPN and ESPN2 from 30 August 2019. This is part of Fox Sports Africa rebranding to ESPN.

Growth and impact of mobile technology in Africa

The growth of Africa mobile technology can be attributed to a stable Internet connection. For instance, a country like Kenya is connected internally and externally by four optic cables.

Fitness trackers are unreliable for darker skin

The most common wearable heart-rate sensors use an optical technique which estimates artery volume using light. The darker your skin, the less reliable is the reading of your heart rate monitor or fitness tracker.

Bafana Bafana live stream on Showmax

Showmax customers in South Africa will be able to live stream all of Bafana Bafana matches at the African Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt. This follows the launch of a sports section on Showmax earlier in June 2019 exclusively for South African customers.