Web shutdowns as escalating government tactic

January 10, 2019 6:04 am0 comments
Gabon map

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA – THE restive Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the latest African countries to shut down internet and broadcasting services to stifle dissent. Such trends make it impossible for journalists and humanitarians to carry out their work efficiently and safely. Last week, in the wake of contentious elections, […]

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Internet shutdown inflames DRC electoral crisis

January 8, 2019 2:54 pm2 comments
Internet blocked

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA – THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to restore internet services in the wake of post-election tensions in the troubled country. All primary telecommunications have been shut down following the delayed announcement of results of the December 30 poll. The announcement set for early this week has been […]

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Lack of security strategies hampering cloud implementations

January 4, 2019 5:19 am5 comments
Cyber security

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG – BUSINESSES must put in place cyber-security strategy amid an escalation of hackers and perpetrators of ransomware attacks. This is according to an industry executive as private, public and hybrid cloud solutions grow in popularity and the shift to cloud apps make migration easier for businesses. While cloud […]

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