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Monday, August 19, 2019
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University students make sanitary pads from banana fibre

Two students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUT) in Ghana are making sanitary pads from banana fibre. The two brains behind this new innovation...

Telegram introduces ‘unsend’ feature

Telegram messenger has introduced a new privacy rights feature. The new 'unsend' feature is said to remove the previous 48-hour time limit for removing anything a user wrote...
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Instagram introduces Checkout tool in the US

Instagram has introduced a Checkout tool as a closed beta for consumers in the United States. Among the 20 participating brands are Adidas, Nike, Burberry, Dior, Huda Beauty, Prada...

MTN users can now buy airtime via Whatsapp

MTN South Africa has partnered with Clickatell, to launch MTN Chat, enabling its customers to engage and make airtime purchases over WhatsApp. MTN Chat will enable customers to initiate...
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Ivy league graduates leave high flying careers in the US to help Africa move...

Moving money across the border has proved to be a challenge, especially for the unbanked population of Africa. According to the World Bank, approximately 2.5 billion people are still unbanked. 66 percent...
cyber security

Google partners with Kenya Scouts Association to offer online safety training

Kenya Scouts Association, with the support of Google, launched the 2019 edition of Web Rangers, a youth programme for online safety at an event to mark Safer Internet Day.
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#BringBackNyakundi: Kenyans seek Twitter alternatives

Kenyans are seeking Twitter alternatives that can grant them freedom of speech. This comes following the suspension fo Cyprian Nyakundi's account. Nyakundi was suspended on Monday after posting nude pictures of Radio Africa MD against its...
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MPs to start using tablets for official duties

MPs will start using tablets for official duties in August, Speaker Justin Muturi has said. The MPs will be receiving soft copies of order papers, votes and proceedings, committee schedules, the Constitution and statues, Bills,...

Climate change threatens internet

Physical internet is at risk of inundation Buried fiber optic cables are at risk of submersion due to rising sea levels. According to Paul Barford, a UW-Madison professor of computer science, infrastructure such as the buried fiber...
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Social media tax: New levy to drive data charges up

Data rates are expected to go up as Uganda implements the newly proposed social media tax this month. Access to networks such as Google Hangouts, Yahoo Messenger, YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram among others will attract a daily...


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