covid-19

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COVID-19 pandemic has affected incomes across key African economies

A new report reveals that COVID-19 reduced the incomes of 79% of people in 6 African countries. African governments should boost the employment of people in the informal sector.

Digital devices sales in Kenya grew by 84% during 2020

Between April and October 2020, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reports that Kenyans spent KShs 16.9 billion on devices such as computers, smartphones, and networking devices. Growth in sales of nearly 85%.

No one is safe from the data breach epidemic

Here are some strategies to help you reduce the probability of getting hacked. No one is 100% safe, but this is a great start to keeping your information private.

Many of South Africa’s live music workers are quitting the industry

Relief funding was designed to cover cancellations in the first quarter – but most musicians in South Africa hadn’t confirmed all their bookings by then. And from April onwards, during the lockdown, there have been minimal earnings.

Crypto, the year in review

This year’s Bitcoin rally differs from the previous bull run in 2017 in that the first one was largely driven by retail investors’ fear of missing out. This time, sophisticated investors are taking up long positions.

Plans to provide internet access for all are lagging

Internet is a ‘lifeline not a luxury’ in the COVID-19 era. Strong policies on broadband infrastructure and access are needed to drive down prices

Quality research from Africa matters

Scientists around Africa are working at the cutting edge of research and their work is relevant beyond the continent.