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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.

Total Internet shutdown in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's government has shutdown the Internet in the country. So far no official statement has been given by authorities but given previous occurrences around the same time of the year, it is likely because they want to prevent cheating during exams.

Creating music and art using AI

AI Expo Africa has launched a competition challenging data scientists to create original art and music using AI. Those interested must be citizens of an African country and must be living in Africa.

Showmax game changer

MultiChoice-owned Showmax is running a trial of live and pre-recorded sports content on its platform. The Beta feature is available to a randomly selected group of South African customers.