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Significant improvement in computer sales in Egypt during 2020

The mobile market in Egypt declined by between 4%-5% during 2020, as the volume of sales of smartphones and accessories reached about EGP 47bn. At the same time, computer sales in Egypt grew to 500,000 in 2020.

Based on this programmer's research TikTok is effectively spyware

TikTok has been labeled as effectively "legitimate spyware" by a software programmer who managed to reverse engineer its source code and leak it on GitHub. TikTok's legal counsel has since had the code taken down through a DMCA takedown request.

Digital devices sales in Kenya grew by 84% during 2020

Between April and October 2020, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reports that Kenyans spent KShs 16.9 billion on devices such as computers, smartphones, and networking devices. Growth in sales of nearly 85%.

How is the mobile gaming market in Africa expected to grow?

As we have seen in other parts of the world where mobile gaming has already exploded into the mainstream, this trend isn't restricted to those who already play on a PC or games console. Lots of people who have never thought of themselves as gamers have become fans of mobile games.

Failure to disclose messages to Kenya's government could lead to a fine

In many countries, there are limited legal options for a government that wants to access private information stored on devices such as mobile phones. This could change in Kenya.

Cobalt demand is booming but miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo remain unprotected

Artisanally mined cobalt in the DRC often gets mixed with industrial production when it is sold to intermediaries in the open market. Typically, it is then shipped to refineries in China for further processing and then sold to battery manufacturers around the world.

Correlation between farmers with phones and better crop yields

Researchers examined the effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming. They found that less than 40% of farming households in Africa have internet access.