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Resource-rich Africa? Get Off the Platform

By Patrick Okigbo III The earth shakes when a giant tree falls. One such tree fell this week, but you probably didn’t notice. ExxonMobil dropped off the Dow Jones Industrial Average; an index it has been on for close to a century (although under the name Standard Oil Company of

Chinese Surveillance State: ‘Creepy’ Technological Reality

By Christopher Prawdzik Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, recently painted a chilling picture of China’s surveillance state, detailing an evolving “social credit system” that rewards those loyal to the state and could punish those who aren’t. In an interview on The John Batchelor ShowFeb. 7, Diamond detailed how the Chinese state is taking

Shittu rallies diaspora support for Nigeria’s ICT development

Babatunde Abiodun  The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu on Tuesday,  said the ministry will galvanize Nigerian businessmen and women in the Diaspora and their counterparts in the British business environment to invest in Nigeria’s growing Information Communication Technology (ICT). Shittu said this while addressing the press on the proposed Nigerian ICT Investment

Morocco to become space power with first-ever spy satellite

Morocco will become a space power in the coming weeks with the launch of the kingdom's first ever spy satellite which experts say could increase tensions with Algeria and Spain. An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch the Moroccan satellite, dubbed EO Sat 1, from French Guiana on November 8, according to Spanish

Microsoft set to cut thousands of jobs worldwide

Microsoft looks set to lay off a significant number of employees across the world, in a bid to reorganise its sales force. An anonymous source told TechCrunch that Microsoft is poised to cut "thousands" of staff across the globe. These changes are expected to be announced later this week. These restructuring