Africa World 

2021 Digital Equality Award winners announced

– Advertisement – The Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE), a network connecting local and international stakeholders to address the digital gender divide and drive sustainable economic growth in Africa, has announced winners for the Digital Equality Awards. The Digital Equality Awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals in Ghana and Uganda who are working to push the boundaries of digital inclusion and transformation in Africa. The awards look to acknowledge individuals who are enabling digital skills, innovation and knowledge to improve the lives of African women, youth, marginalised groups and…

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Africa Botswana Business Southern Africa World 

Botswana announces discovery of another huge diamond

– – Botswana has announced another discovery of a huge rough diamond, toppling an earlier huge discovery of the stone. The discovery on June 12 was carried out by the Canadian company Lucara and is a 1,174-carat gem. The latest discovered stone now becomes the world’s third largest diamonds. Lucara’s Managing Director, Naseem Lahri told AFP that this is a “historic discovery, for us and for Botswana as well.” “In the hierarchy of large stones, it ranks third,” she said during its presentation to the government in Gaborone. – –…

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Africa Featured World 

WhatsApp now has ’view once’ feature for photos and videos

– – WhatsApp messaging has introduced a new privacy policy that allows for ’view once’ feature for photos and videos. The feature is currently for specific beta testers but will soon be available for Android users. WhatsApp announced earlier this year that the expiring media feature would soon be available. So how does it work? So when you send photos and videos using view once, they can only be viewed once by recipients. You will get notified when the recipient has opened the photos and videos. – – When photos…

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Africa World 

Bill Cosby freed from prison after court overturns his conviction

US comedian Bill Cosby has left prison hours after his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. The judges said there had been a “process violation” by the prosecution, but admitted their ruling was unusual. Mr Cosby, 83, served more than two years of a three to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. In 2018 he was found guilty of drugging and molesting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand. Mr Cosby is best known for starring in the 1980s TV series The Cosby Show and was once known…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambian TV anchor demands unpaid salary on air

– – A Zambian TV anchor is being investigated for demanding his unpaid salary on a live news bulletin. In a viral video, Kabinda Kalimina who works with KBN TV was captured going off the script and demanding for his salary and that of his colleagues soon after providing the headlines. “Away from the news, ladies and gentlemen, we are human beings. We have to get paid. Unfortunately, on KBN we haven’t been paid. People are getting instruments on KBN…Sharon and everyone else haven’t been paid, including myself. We have…

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Africa World 

Inside the mind of a cyber criminal

– – Cyber criminals come in many different flavours, but the majority of them are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or services, selling stolen data, extortion like ransomware or plain fraud. And they all have one thing in common – your organisation is on their radar. Which is why, says Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa (www.KnowBe4.com) it is critical to understand how cyber criminals operate, the tools they use and the approaches they…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

37-year-old South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

– – A South African woman has set a new record by giving birth to 10 babies at a go on Monday night in Pretoria. Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37 thus sets a new Guinness World Record held by Malian Halima Cissé, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month. Sithole gave birth to her decuplets, two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans. Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, said that her pregnancy was natural and wasn’t on fertility treatment. Her husband Teboho Tsotetsi told IOL…

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Africa Business World 

Purchasing guide for your next Omega Seamaster

– – Omega is a name that equates to power and superiority. Watch enthusiasts all over the globe have patronized its highly-priced and top-of-the-line watches. Through the years, it consistently develops timepieces that go beyond expectations. A lot of its collections are hot picks in the market. Among its most successful and top models is the Omega Seamaster. Seamaster debuted in 1948, and it is Omega’s oldest timepiece collection still in production to date.   Your Guide to Buying Your Omega Seamaster    The Omega Seamaster lineup is comprised of a…

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Africa World 

5 Best investment wristwatch for aspiring collectors in 2021

– – New wristwatches can be pricey and flashy but the wristwatch world is dominated by vintage wristwatches. These timepieces seem to be the center of attention at auctions and wristwatch retail stores. These older wristwatch models are mostly limited editions, and collectors scamper to have them in their possession. There are different brands of watches that people can choose to invest in, but there are only a handful of the best wrist watches to invest in. When looking for a watch that is of good quality and at a…

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Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Betting and porn websites are the most visited by Ghanaians

– – The number of people using the internet continues to grow every year in Ghana. The 2021 digital report of Datareportal revealed that there were 70 million internet users in Ghana as at January 2021. The number of internet users in the country has also increased by 943 thousand (+6.4%) between 2020 and 2021. For many the internet is where they live most parts of their lives, transacting business, linking up with family and friends and accessing information. In Ghana however there is an emerging trend of Ghanaians mostly…

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