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Ghana Institute of Surveyors develop app for COVID-19 contact tracing

Ghana Institute of Surveyors has developed an application that will be used for contact tracing as Ghana intensifies its fight Against the novel Coronavirus. The App which will be able...

New data techniques developed to help Government COVID-19 fight

Ghana Statistical Services (GSS), Vodafone Ghana and the Flowminder Foundation are using innovative data science techniques to support the government’s response against COVID-19. The long-standing Data For Good partnership between...

Zoom boss apologises for security issues and promises fixes

Zoom is to pause the development of any new features to concentrate on safety and privacy issues, in the wake of criticism from users of the app. In a blog,...

Coronavirus: Zoom under increased scrutiny as popularity soars

The videoconferencing app Zoom has come under fresh high-level scrutiny as its popularity soars during the coronavirus pandemic. New York's attorney general has written to the firm raising concerns over...

Africa Energy Forum held in South Africa

The acting CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa, Ryan Collyer, has highlighted the global shift towards nuclear, not only in the energy sector as a means of addressing...

Huawei warns China will strike back against new U.S. restrictions

Huawei warned on Tuesday that 2020 would be its most difficult year yet due to American trade restrictions which dealt a blow to its overseas sales in 2019, and...

Nine banks ready for QR Code services

Some nine banks are ready to provide QR Code services to shop owners and other merchants, following the launch of the electronic payment service on Wednesday. This means that people...

Cybersecurity experts come together to fight coronavirus-related hacking

An international group of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity formed on Wednesday to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus. Called the COVID-19 CTI League, for cyber threat...

COVID-19 tracking app tops download charts

An app that tracks the symptoms of Covid-19 in the UK has become one of the most popular downloads. Its creators aim to deliver insights into why some people get...

Facebook group calls soar 1,000% during Italy’s lockdown

Facebook has seen usage across its platforms surge in countries that have brought in virus lockdowns. Italy - with some of the toughest restrictions - has seen the biggest rise,...

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Africa

Burundi releases thousands from quarantine

Burundi has released 2,261 people who were quarantined in facilities around the country for observation. Health Minister Thaddée Ndikumana said those released had shown no...

COVID-19 will lead Africa into food security crisis- AGRA

Alliance for Green Revolution Africa, AGRA, has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead Africa into a food security crisis that will affect the...

World

Bernie Sanders suspends campaign

Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to become US president. The development clears the way for former vice-president Joe Biden to become the Democratic...

Africans ‘evicted from Chinese hotels over Covid-19 fears’

Hundreds of African residents and businessmen in China's southern city of Guangzhou have been evicted from hotels and apartments as local health officials rollout...