Tefo Mohapi

Total 295 Posts
Founder & CEO at iAfrikan Digital. Executive Editor of iAfrikan.com

Government regulation of digital technology or content is a slippery slope

The problem with allowing governments to ban, block, or regulate digital content is that they ultimately find a way to use that law to ban content that is actually not extremist nor terrorist but it criticizes them and they don’t like it.

Professor Mobisson paved the way for Nigeria's technology sector

Upon returning to Nigeria in 1981 after studying at MIT, when the civil war had ended, Professor Oliver Udemmadu Ogbonna Mobisson helped with the founding of Africa’s first-ever technology university known as Anambra State University of Science & Technology (ASUTECH).

The curious case of the world's largest drone base

Niger is home to the world’s largest drone base, and it is being built by the USA at a whopping cost of over $100 million. The USA says it is to be used to fight terrorists in the region but is that the only reason for such a big drone base?

The day the books stopped working

In the physical world when you buy something means it becomes your property, i.e. you take possession of it. Whereas, online when you buy digital content it most times means you are only buying access to it for a period of time - especially if you read the Terms & Conditions.

Digitizing government services appears to be failing

There’s a lot of talk of using technology for delivering government services but from observing and being a customer of many of these offerings, it looks like whoever is implementing them is completely detached from the people and the processes involved.

BtoBet is investigating a security breach affecting its betting customers in Africa and South America

Initially, it was not obvious that BtoBet could be the source of the security and data breach that exposed the data of SureBet247 customers. As research and investigations continued, clues started emerging that confirmed the possibility.

Professor Calestous Juma's impact on Africa's science and technology fields

Professor Calestous Juma's science and technology contributions were not only academic. He helped engineer, among others, a cooking stove whose improved efficiency minimized the adverse health effects of indoor smoke.