Wednesday , February 26 2020


As Malawian consumer groups fight govt proposed mobile money tax, where does Uganda and the rest of Africa stand in the matter

Malawian consumer groups have challenged a proposal by their country’s Finance Minister Joseph Mwanamveka to impose a tax on mobile phone money transactions. The minister’s proposal to introduce 1% taxation on all mobile money transactions came in this year’s budget that is currently being discussed and is expected to pass …

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Huawei helped government spy on Bobi wine says Wall Street Journal

An extensive investigation by the Wall street Journal says Huawei technicians helped authorities in Uganda to intercept encrypted messages to penetrate a WhatsApp chat group in which musician and politician Bobi wine is a member. Ugandan authorities allegedly used messages in the WhatsApp group to prevent street rallies from taking …

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Artificial Intelligence tool shows promise as banana disease spreads

Bananas are among the most consumed fruits in the world, with exports exceeding 23 million tonnes. Copyright: Neil Palmer/CIAT Speed read Fusarium wilt was detected this month in Colombia, sparking a ‘national emergency’Researchers have developed an AI-based app to detect the diseaseEarly detection allows farmers to take action to contain …

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