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MTN to exit the Middle East region over the next 3-5 years

MTN recently announced that it would be pulling out of the Middle-East region to focus it’s effort on the African continent. One of the reasons cited for MTNs pulling out of the Middle-East were weakening currencies in that region. In addition to that is the geopolitical instability of the Middle East which makes it difficult […]

Iran’s Internet Shutdown Is Music To African Dictators Ears

People in Iran have been unable to access the internet for the past 3 days amid nation-wide protests against the government. As with most attempts to shut down the internet, the point of this shutdown is to limit communication among protests and help control the spread of the protests whilst also making sure people outside […]

Iran To Block Instagram For Moral Reasons

Social Media sites are not doing so well thus far in 2019 and it seems governments will keep piling on to their misery. The Iranian Nation Cyberspace Council approved a move to block Instagram because they believe the platform has obscene and immoral content. The country already banned Twitter (as far back as 2009), Facebook […]

Lessons from Iranian cyber-security: Why Zimbabweans should be more careful about sharing their personal details online

Shamlessly copied and pasted from Pindula… with permission of course! Like most Zimbabweans, or at least the ones that I interact with, I was quite surprised when President Robert Mugabe announced the creation of an entire ministry to regulate social media: the new Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Patrick Chinamasa was moved from […]

Double Standards: Why Facebook should be locked out of China

For those who don’t know it yet, China is now the second hottest hub for startups and internet based enterprises in the world ( after Silicon Valley). Investors and entrepreneurs everywhere you think of are cracking their heads to figure out a way to be a part of the world’s biggest market by internet users and most other metrics.