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MTN Asks US Court To Drop Terrorism Charges in Afghanistan

by William Ukpeon April 30, 2020
South African Telecoms giants MTN has asked a US Court to drop charges of terrorism against the company for paying protection money to terrorist groups in Afghanistan. MTN’s Chief Executive Officer, Rob Shutter said: We believe that they have sued the wrong defendants, in the wrong courts, on insufficient allegations The court charges were filed […]

Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind “cut, copy and paste” dies aged 74

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 20, 2020
Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74. Mr Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people. It was thanks to his innovations – which included the “cut”, “copy” and “paste” commands – that […]

Photos: US Astronaut Returns To Earth After 328 Days

by Jacinta Iroroon February 6, 2020
Christina Koch, an astronaut with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, returned to Earth on Thursday having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts after almost a year aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Christina Koch made the return trip from the International Space Station (ISS) early on Thursday, along with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano […]

SIM recycling rings danger for phone users

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 18, 2020
Phone numbers are now often considered the “trust anchor” for end-user accounts. In some cases, a user’s valid phone number is their user name. But what happens when the very phone numbers that are used to verify and keep end-users secure are given up, recycled and assigned to a new person? Phone number recycling is […]

Nigeria Unveils $732 Million Broadband Project to Boost Economy

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 10, 2020
Nigeria plans to invest 265 billion naira ($732 million) in broadband infrastructure over the next four years as the government sets its sights on nationwide coverage and to boost an economy recovering from a 2016 contraction. The government will provide 65 billion naira for the project and six private infrastructure companies the balance under a […]