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Cyberattack targets South African Department of Justice

In a coordinated series of cyber attacks against key South African state agencies, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is the latest casualty of a targeted ransomware attack.

Nigeria Federal Government orders Internet Shutdown to fight Insurgency

The Nigerian Federal Government (FG) has instructed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to issue a directive to all mobile network operators in the northern state of Zamfara, to shut down mobile services for two weeks.

ICASA Recalls Radio Frequency Spectrum from Operators

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced the resolution to recall all temporary radio frequency spectrum, licensed to operators by 30 November 2021.

Nigerian startup Moove Raises $23m in Series A Funding

Founded by British-born Nigerians Jide Odunsi and Ladi Delano, Moove announced that it raised $23 million in a Series A funding round. This brings the startup’s total funding raised to $68.2 million, including $28.2m in equity and $40.0m in debt.

Egypt Approves First 4G VoLTE, Voice Call Technology

Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority has approved the first time use of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in its market. VoLTE is an IP medium-based data transmission technology that delivers both call and data services over a 4G network. VoLTE provides high-definition quality phone calls by using LTE networks instead

Ada Animation secures pre-seed VC funding

Ada Animation has said that it will use the pre-seed investment to support the company’s growth ambitions to hire great talent, create African content, and further develop its proprietary technology.

CSIR to drive agenda to extract IP value for industrial development

The CSIR, as a research organization, believes that IP plays a critical role in encouraging creativity and innovation in the country. The organization recognizes the role that SMMEs play in the economy and is committed to supporting them.