Nakirfai Tobor

Nakirfai Tobor

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Curating and drafting digital technology news from across Africa. Still learning. Beep bop.

MTN has closed its stores in Nigeria

MTN has confirmed the temporary closure of its stores and service centres in Nigeria as a result of anti-South Africa attacks. It has also confirmed closing some stores in Johannesburg due to xenophobic attacks.

Facebook used contractors to transcribe users' audio messages

Facebook has revealed that it hired contractors to transcribe audio messages sent on its Messenger service without users' permission. Apple, Amazon, Google have previously been exposed for doing the same.

Is cybersecurity in South Africa lagging behind the rest of the world?

With news of high profile ‘hacks’ and breaches of cybersecurity dominating the headlines over the last number of years, cybersecurity is a hot topic today as the world conducts an increasing amount of activity online.

Zimbabwe's Econet is using Tesla's Powerwalls

Zimbabwe is using Tesla to keep some of its telecommunications infrastructure running. Econet has installed Tesla Powerwall batteries at base stations to keep its network up and running so people can use their mobile money offering given the country's 18 hour a day power outages.

Rwanda is introducing electric motos

Rwanda has started phasing out petrol motorcycles and introducing electric ones. Known as e-motos in the East African country, the new e-motos fit in with the government's plans to keep Rwanda clean and protect the environment.

New Toyota and Lexus vehicles in South Africa get Wi-Fi

From September 2019, all new Toyota vehicles will come fitted with a device that opens up a whole new world of features. When you opt in you’ll have access to Wi-Fi capability and a host of convenient Connect services.

Museveni sued for blocking student on Twitter

In a case filed at the High Court in Kampala, a Ugandan student studying at Harvard University is suing President Yoweri Museveni for blocking him on Twitter. He alleges that one of the few ways to keep up with politics Uganda is through the social media platform.