Nakirfai Tobor

Nakirfai Tobor

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

Zambia's ZANACO bank hacked

Hackers managed to breach Zambia's ZANACO bank's systems and conduct a phishing exercise which saw thousands of customers lose their money. The hackers targeted the bank's mobile money platform.

Addressing Africa's challenges using data science

Kenya's Strathmore University Business School and Jean Golding Institute for Data Science-University of Bristol have signed a partnership agreement to enhance data science education. The partnership will also include the exchange of ideas and set goals within various sectors.

CDN issue possible cause of Facebook outage

For approximately 12 hours, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were experiencing problems on 3 July 2019. Although Facebook hasn't confirmed, it appears this was caused by a CDN issue.

Ramaphosa to speak via a hologram

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address South Africa's inaugural 4th Industrial Revolution Summit at the Gallagher Convention Center in Midrand. His keynote address will simultaneously be broadcast live in Rusternburg via a hologram.

Cloudflare error caused Internet outage

A software deployment error by Cloudflare caused a major Internet outage. The error resulted in all websites that use Cloudflare services displaying "502 Bad Gateway" errors.

South Sudan gets broadband network

South Sudan is set to have its first ever fibre broadband network. The network will be implemented and operated by Liquid Telecom.

Michael Joseph appointed as acting CEO

Michael Joseph has been appointed as the acting CEO of Safaricom in Kenya. This follows after the passing of former CEO, Bob Collymore, who passed away on 1 July 2019.