Sello Moloi

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Startups Editor.

Zoom offers lower encryption for free users so it can work with law enforcement

Eric Yuan, Zoom's CEO and founder, has stated that the video conferencing service will offer a lower form of encryption. Yuan said this was because the company had agreed to work with law enforcement agencies in the USA.

Drones being used in Kenya and Rwanda to enforce COVID-19 lockdown

Rwanda and Kenya are using drones to assist police to help catch people who are violating COVID-19 lockdown regulations. This comes after some people have found routes where police don't set up roadblocks.

Free digital technology training scholarship for 100,000 youth in Egypt

Egypt’s Information Technology Development Agency is offering 100,000 young people in the country free online digital technology training in partnership with Udacity. This is as part of its strategy to prepare them to have skills that are relevant to the job market.

Journalists at MSN are being replaced by Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft has announced that from July 2020 onwards, stories that will be on the MSN website homepage, as well as the Edge browser landing page, will be news stories generated by Artificial Intelligence. As a result, the company has gotten rid of the journalists it previously hired for this.

Understanding COVID-19 pandemic impact on Zimbabwe's startups

Tech Hub Harare has commissioned a study to gather information and to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected startups in Zimbabwe.

Nigeria's Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II of Kobo360 have been selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs

Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II were selected as part of a cohort of 10 entrepreneurs from five different markets. With the recent addition of Kobo360, Endeavor Nigeria now supports 16 entrepreneurs who lead 10 scale-up stage companies in Nigeria.

South Africa's Peach Payments plans to expand across Africa with new growth funding

South African Fintech startup, Peach Payments, has announced that it has received an investment from UW Ventures, in partnership with Allan Gray.