Africa News Headlines for 7 February 2016

A selection of headlines covering news from Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 24 hours. An African female soccer legend is helping to coach Afghan migrant boys in Sweden Source: Southern Times Kenya: Scientists say Zika Virus Unlikely to Spread in East Africa Source: Geeska Afrika African leaders advocate locally developed Zika, Lassa virus vaccines Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 10 January 2016

A selection of Africa news headlines from publications around the globe over the past 24 hours. Years After Its Curfew Killed Theater, Ghana Gets A Second Act Source: NPR/Goats and Soda Conflict in South Sudan has ended: Ramaphosa Source: SABC Netflix now available all over Africa Source: Africa IT News Oishi eyes South African market …

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How to avoid getting hooked by a festive season phishing scam

Rika Butler, Stellenbosch University and Martin Butler, Stellenbosch University Email phishing attacks are especially popular over the festive season, partly because there’s an increase in email marketing and special offers linked to the holidays. During the fourth quarter of 2014, for instance, the number of unique phishing attacks globally went up by 18% compared with …

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Africa News Headlines for 5 December 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines gathered from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Africa, China relationship at its highest level ever following summit – Zuma Source: News24 Is China a brake on Africa’s progress? Source: BBC News Kenya single largest investor in Rwanda Source: Standard Digital China-Africa Relations Expanding Beyond Cash Deals …

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What South Africa is doing to make a dent in cyber crime

Basie von Solms, University of Johannesburg Last year South Africa had the most cyber attacks of any country on the continent. In 2014, losses reached an estimated R5 billion annually through cyber crime. The year before, the Norton Report rated South Africa third on the list of the number of cyber victims in the world. …

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