22-May-2017 to 13:24

Botswana gov’t configures Internet settings after virus attack

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government said Monday its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teams are working round the clock to apply all the required patches as recommended to ensure they are configured to the right security level, after Botswana was attacked by an international virus.

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17-May-2017 to 15:48

How Jakarta became a smart city

APA-Casablanca (Morocco) From special correspondent Edouard Touré in Casablanca, Morocco — The transformation of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, into a sustainable city has been possible thanks to numerous initiatives, including the distribution of banking cards to vulnerable populations so that they have access to school and health care, the head of IT Development Jakarta Smart City, Prasetyo Andy Wicaksono, said Wednesday in Casablanca,.

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16-May-2017 to 12:13

Botswana affected by worldwide cyber attack

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A worldwide computer virus called WannaCry affecting more than 150 countries since Friday, has led to a shut-down of government services in Botswana, APA learned in Gaborone Tuesday.

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16-May-2017 to 08:53

Botswana conducts study on measuring rain from mobile phones

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Researchers from the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) are working on a study to validate the feasibility of using cellphone signals to measure rainfall patterns, APA has learnt.

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11-May-2017 to 19:05

Cameroon to host Int’l Digital Economy Forum in mid-May

APA-Yaoundé (Cameroon) — Some 200 delegates from various countries, including high-level experts, civil society and media representatives, will gather in Yaoundé from 15 to 17 May to attend the International Digital Economy Forum, official sources told APA.

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11-May-2017 to 16:49

Botswana’s ex-president opposes using electronic voting machines

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s former President Sir Ketumile Masire has advised the government to desist from using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the upcoming general elections, APA learned Thursday.

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09-May-2017 to 16:20

Over 600m people in Africa without electricity - ECA

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The acting Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN ECA), Abdalla Hamdok, has said more than 600 million people in Africa are living without access to electricity, and households continue to rely on traditional biomass for cooking.

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