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UNDP and CSIR launch affordable internet connectivity in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

The project by the CSIR and UNDP was first launched in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, with Mdantsane Mobile. The most recent launch was held in KZN with Adnotes TVWS Network.

AI-powered drone deployed in Libya has possibly killed people without any human interference

What has happened in Libya, as reported by the UN, is a new development given the fact that the drone did not have any human operating it when it executed the attack, it relied on AI to identify and strike its targets.

Imported used cars are fuelling pollution across Africa

Vehicles imported from wealthy countries are adding to Africa’s air pollution woes, a global overview of the small vehicle export market has found.

Reliable and accessible economic data is lacking across Africa

Credible macroeconomic data and accurate information about how African countries are running their finances is key to determining business confidence and market sentiment. If governments fail to ensure that financial markets can get reliable data, the public media assume this role.

Bank of Central African States is looking for a solution to fight illicit financial flows

The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) is looking for a digital solution provider to step up its fight against illicit financial transactions within the sub-region.

The lasting impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce

Online shopping will never be the same after the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world and triggered changes in online shopping behaviors that are likely to have lasting effects.

Illicit capital outflows are robbing Africa of $88 billion every year

From 2000 to 2015, the total illicit capital flight from Africa amounted to $836 billion. Compared to Africa's total external debt stock of $770 billion in 2018, this makes Africa a β€œnet creditor to the world."