Using social media to combat corruption

Tackling corruption is notoriously difficult but Nigeria is pursuing a fresh approach. Using technology, especially social media, its citizens are producing evidence to hold officials to account.

AfriLabs expanded into 6 new countries

AfriLabs has added new member tech hubs from Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana. This brings AfriLabs total membership to 158 hubs in 45 African countries.

LaLiga's own goal as app spied on fans

Spain's top football league which has gained popularity in Africa over the years has been fined € 250,000 for using its app users geolocation and microphone to record their audio surroundings. They said this was to catch bars not licensed to broadcast LaLiga matches.

Sudan ordered to end Internet shutdown

The UN Human Rights Council has unequivocally condemned measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online in Sudan. This comes after the military ordered telecommunications companies to cut off the Internet.

Military cut off the Internet in Sudan

As protestors continued with a pro-democracy strike in Khartoum, Sudan's military cut off the last remaining Internet connections amid reports of them killing and raping civilians.

Africa needs effective technology policies

Technology and innovation have been the backbone of African economic success over the last two decades but Internet and Internet-related penetration remained limited. As such,

Tech is helping the NBA get into Africa

To capitalise on this growing popularity, the NBA is attempting to increase its presence in Africa. One of the ways it is doing this is by streaming playoff matches through its YouTube channel for African fans.