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Africa: CAF Women’s Champions League – Eight Teams to Participate in Opening Tournament

The decision was made public during the CAF Executive Committee that took place on Thursday, September 10, 2020. It has been decided that the first edition of the African Women's Champions League will take place in 2021. The decision was made public during the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that took…

Computer Weekly – 15 September 2020: How data has helped in the fight against coronavirus

In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to the Office for National Statistics about the important role data plays in the battle against Covid-19. We also look at the speedy deployment of the Scottish contact-tracing app and report on a discussion about the UK government’s delayed response to its digital identity consultation. Read the issue…

Global Travel Bans: 115 Worldwide Destinations Easing Covid Restrictions Says U.N, What To Know

Parasols on a beach of the Adriatic Sea in Durres, Albania, one of only two countries that have ... [+] lifted all travel restrictions, according to the U.N. AFP via Getty Images “A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” concludes an…

Africa: East Africa Must Prioritise Women, Girls’ Protection During Covid-19 and Beyond

For the better part of 2020, East African countries have been battling to contain the spread of Covid-19 with over 46,633 cases reported across Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda as of September 6. Among them, Kenya and Rwanda account for the larger chunk with 35,103 and 4,349 cases reported in the respective…

Figure of the week: Economics research on Africa is not evenly distributed across countries

In 2018, the Financial Times called the 21st century “Africa’s to lose” due to its potential for rapid economic expansion. Over the last few decades, this potential has garnered significant attention from China and Western investors and policymakers. Over this same time period, the research community shifted its attention to Africa too: Indeed, the share…

East Africa: EAC Rolls Out Mobile App for Issuing Covid-19 Digital Certificates to Cargo Drivers

Nairobi — The East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat and its Partner States have rolled out the Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System (RECDTS). The system is designed as a mobile phone application and will enable the issuance of the EAC COVID-19 digital certificates that are mutually recognised by Partner States, thus eliminating need for…

East Africa: Mobile App Issuing Covid-19 Digital Certificates to Resolve Congestion at EAC Border Points

Nairobi — East African Community member states have been challenged to embrace a mobile application app - Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System (RECDTS) - that will enable mutual recognition of COVID-19 test results across the region's borders. European Union Ambassador to Kenya Simon Mordue has said the adoption of the application will go…

Football: List of qualifiers for African club competitions 2020/2021

A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc Lists of clubs who have so far qualified for the 2020/2021 Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions (alphabetical order): Champions League Two entrants…

Somalia: Somalia Ranked Top Seven in World’s Cheapest Internet Countries

Somalia has been ranked as the most affordable mobile internet in Africa and the seventh in the world in a new study revealed. according to a survey conducted by British technology research firm Cable which established the average cost of 1GB of mobile data in 228 countries in 2020. "Somalia has the cheapest data in…

East Africa: Kenya Urges Region to Join Forces in Fight Against Arms Trade

Nairobi — Kenya has urged East African member states to fulfill their obligations in the war against the proliferation and prevalence of illegal firearms in the region. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, who spoke during the launch of the African Union amnesty month on voluntary surrender of illicit firearm, underscored the need for member states…

Computer Weekly – 8 September 2020: NHS whistleblowers at risk due to poor IT policies

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Samsung Cloud is terminating Gallery Sync and Drive storage next year

Storing things in the digital cloud is great, but what happens when the sun comes out? This fiction is becoming a reality for many Samsung Cloud users, as the company continues shutting down its cloud storage services to make room for a more monetarily beneficial deal with Microsoft. Samsung is now giving users a timetable…
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