Google set to invest $1 billion in Africa to improve internet accessibility

Google plans to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years to ensure access to fast and cheaper internet. It will back startups to support the continent’s digital transformation, it said on Wednesday. The unit of U.S. tech company Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) made the announcement at a virtual event. During the event, it launched an Africa Investment Fund, through which…

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Social media reacts to Uganda showcasing Lato Milk and Kayonza tea at Dubai Expo

Ugandans have taken to Twitter to mock their country for showcasing Lato milk and Kayonza tea at the ongoing Dubai 2020 Expo. Most Ugandans were left in shock after a picture of President Museveni at a table of Lato milk and Kayonza tea. People started wondering how powdered milk can attract investors to the country as the President had rallied…

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USA donates 647,080 Vaccines to Uganda

USA donates 647,080 Vaccines to Uganda

The health ministry has today received a donation of 647,080 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States government under the dose sharing arrangement through the COVAX Facility. The Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng said that vaccines will be given to priority groups that haven’t been vaccines. She also said the Pfizer vaccine was going to be received this…

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Bernard Arnault becomes world’s richest person

Bernard-Arnault

French fashion tycoon Bernard Arnault becomes the world’s richest person this week. He has an estimated net worth of $186.3 billion putting him $300 million above Jeff Bezos. Bezos is worth $186 billion and Elon Musk is worth $147.3 billion. Arnault’s fortune has jumped from $76 billion in March 2020 to $186.3 billion this week. ALSO SEE;Despite Covid-19, Uganda’s economy grew by 3.3% –…

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The World demands more social emoji diversity, new Adobe study reveals

An emoji is worth a thousand words but only if you can find the right one.  An enormous number of people around the globe want social network emojis to be more inclusive and culturally distinct so they can show how they feel and communicate fairly as per their desires and intentions, according to a new Adobe study. Adobe’s latest Global Emoji Diversity &…

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Personal data for 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hackers’ website

The hacker is asking for a four-digit sum (in USD) for the breached LinkedIn data

LinkedIn in hot soup after being hit by a data leak scandal for over 500 million users which were found for sale on the hackers’ website. The dataset extracted by hackers from LinkedIn’s database includes sensitive information like User IDs, email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information, full names, account IDs, links to their social media accounts, and gender details.  The…

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Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp restored after a second outage in a month

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after a second outage in a month

The world’s most popular social apps Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down on Thursday afternoon according to the trusted sources. Billions of users of the popular social apps experienced a blackout of the services which lasted for over 20 minutes on most continents. This was reported a second outage in a month period after the first occurrance on 19th March…

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LinkedIn offers a paid week off to over 15,000 workers

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after a second outage in a month

LinkedIn, a social network for social connection, jobs and education will give its workers next week off in a bid to help them with a tormenting burnout. This move comes as large companies are trying to find ways to help the Zoom-fatigued employees as a result of ensuring the pandemic social distancing guideline. The company will give its 15,900 full-time…

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